MATH1002 Linear Algebra
General Information
MATH1002 is a Junior (or firstyear) unit forming part of the Mainstream Mathematics stream.
 Credit point value: 3CP.
 Classes per week: Two lectures and one tutorial.
 Lecturer(s) in 2018: Anna Aksamit, Dzmitry Badziahin, Nathan Brownlowe, Alexander Fish, and Dinh Tran.
 Email contact address:
MATH1002@sydney.edu.au.
Students: please check if your question can be answered by referring to the FAQ page before emailing us. If you decide to email us please include your name and SID.
Students have the right to appeal any academic decision made by the School or Faculty. For further information, see the Science Faculty web site.
You may also view the description of MATH1002 in the University's course search database.
Information sheet for MATH1002
All students should read the information sheet. The information includes (for example) details of the assessment procedure, including dates of assessment tasks.
Answers to frequently asked questions
See the main junior mathematics page for information relating to all junior mathematics units, and see in particular the Junior Maths FAQ page.
Canvas
Please familiarise yourself with the MATH1002 Canvas site, as you will need to visit it to submit your assignments, check your marks, and view lecture recordings. You will also gain access to the MATH1002 Ed discussion forum by clicking one of the Ed links on the Canvas site.
Online Quizzes
There are 12 weekly online quizzes, which will be run on WeBWorK. These quizzes will open at 00:00 Wednesday of each week (starting in week 1) and will end at 23:59 Tuesday of the following week. (So, for instance, the week 1 quiz will open at 00:00 Wednesday 7 March and will end at 23:59 Tuesday 13 March.) A list of the opening and closing times for the quizzes can be found on the MATH1002 information sheet.
Each online quiz consists of a set of randomised questions. You will have one hour to complete a quiz each time you open it. Note that if you start a quiz within an hour of the closing time, you will only get the remaining time to complete it (not the full hour). After completing a quiz, you will receive the total mark for the quiz, and will be told which questions you got correct or incorrect. You have unlimited attempts at each quiz, and your best mark counts. After the deadline, you will be able to review your answers and you will be given the solutions.
The best 10 of your 12 quizzes will count, making each worth 2%. You cannot apply for special consideration for the quizzes. The better mark principle will apply for the total 20%, which means if your overall exam mark is higher, then your 20% for quizzes will come from your exam.
Past Papers
We have made the following past MATH1002 exam papers available:
 Multiple Choice and Extended Answer Sections of the 2012 exam.
 Extended Answer Section (only) of the 2013 exam.
 Extended Answer Section (only) of the 2014 exam.
 Extended Answer Section (only) of the 2015 exam.
We will ONLY be releasing the official solutions to the 2012 exam, but students are encouraged to discuss solutions to any of the problems from the other exams on the Ed forum. Lecturers may also discuss the solutions to some of the other questions in their Week 13 lecture(s).
We strongly recommend attempting the past papers under exam conditions, without looking at the solutions until afterwards. Please note that the examinations in 2012–2015 had 25 multiple choice questions, whereas the 2018 exam will only have 20 multiple choice questions (still worth 50% of your exam mark).
The 2018 MATH1002 syllabus has been changed from previous years. Please see the following Ed post for a discussion on the differences in content and notation.
Consultation Hours
The lecturers will be available for consultation at the following times. You may attend any of these consultations.
Lecturer  Availability  Time  Office 

Dr Anna Aksamit  Weeks 1–10  Wednesdays 14:00–15:00  Carslaw 814 
Dr Anna Aksamit  Weeks 11–13  Wednesdays 11:00–12:00  Carslaw 814 
Assoc Prof Dzmitry Badziahin  Weeks 7–13  Mondays 12:00–13:00  Carslaw 634 
Dr Nathan Brownlowe  Weeks 1–8  Tuesdays 14:00–15:00  Carslaw 635 
Dr Nathan Brownlowe  Weeks 9–13  Tuesdays 12:00–13:00  Carslaw 635 
Dr Alexander Fish  Weeks 1–13  Mondays 14:00–15:00  Carslaw 712 
Dr Dinh Tran  Weeks 1–6, 13  Tuesdays 16:00–17:00  Carslaw 633 
Class Representatives
Alexander Abordo, Ka Hei Chan, Hongbo (Paul) Cheng, Brendan Chow, Lillian Dalton, Harriet Easterbrook, Georgia Face, Champbe JooLennox, Wang La, Josette Mouawad, Mohammed Fulwala, Katha Patel, Rishi Rangarajan, Chad Sia, and Jared Tang have volunteered to be your class representatives. They will meet shortly with the Head of School. We would like to know what you like about the unit and where things can be improved. If you have any issues you would like discussed, please email your representatives and let them know your views.
Online Resources
The teaching material appearing on this web site is intended for the use of enrolled students of the University of Sydney, and (unless otherwise specified) the University of Sydney holds copyright. Any other person or institution wishing to use any of this material must contact the university to make appropriate arrangements.
Useful Links

Handbook:
Every student should have a copy of the Junior Mathematics and Statistics Handbook. 
Examination Timetable:
For general information on examinations, including the end of semester examination timetable, see the University's Examination Information web site. 
The Faculty Handbook entry:
The description of MATH1002 in the central units of study database.
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