MATH1902 Linear Algebra (Advanced)
MATH1902 is a Junior (or first-year) unit forming part of the Advanced Mathematics stream.
- Credit point value: 3CP.
- Classes per week: Two lectures and one tutorial.
- Lecturer(s) in 2018: Holger Dullin
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Note that all students considering enrolling in Advanced Level units are strongly encouraged to try the online self-assessment test.
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Information sheet for MATH1902
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
Please familiarise yourself with the MATH1902 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 MATH1902 Ed discussion forum by clicking one of the Ed links on the Canvas site.
There are 12 weekly online quizzes, which will be run on WeBWorK. These quizzes will open at 12:00am Wednesday of each week (starting in week 1) and will end at 11:59 pm Tuesday of the following week. (So, for instance, the week 1 quiz will open at 12:00am Wednesday 7 March and will end at 11:59pm Tuesday 13 March.) A list of the opening and closing times for the quizzes can be found on the MATH1902 information sheet.
Each online quiz consists of a set of randomised questions. You will have one hour to complete a quiz once you started 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). You will not be told which questions you got correct or incorrect. You have an unlimited number of attempts for 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 1%. You cannot apply for special consideration for the quizzes. The better mark principle will apply for the total 10%, which means if your overall exam mark is higher, then the mark for your quizzes will be your exam mark.
Ankith Anil Das, Eli Fisher, Shih Liz Ee, Cole Scott-Curwood and Arnav Shetty 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.
How to write proofs
If you would like to know more about writing proofs and a bit about mathematical logic see Michael Hutchings handout.
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The Faculty Handbook entry:
The description of MATH1902 in the central units of study database.
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