Undergraduate Study

MATH1902 Linear Algebra (Advanced)

General Information

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
  • Email contact address:
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Note that all students considering enrolling in Advanced Level units are strongly encouraged to try the online self-assessment test.

You may also view the description of MATH1902 in the University's course search database.

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

See the main junior mathematics page for information relating to all junior mathematics units, and see in particular the Junior Maths FAQ page.


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.

Online Quizzes

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.

Consultation Hours

Holger Dullin's consultation time in Mondays 12noon to 1pm in Carslaw 714.

Class Representatives

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.

Online Resources

How to write proofs

If you would like to know more about writing proofs and a bit about mathematical logic see Michael Hutchings handout.

Week-by-week overview

Resources Information Sheet Canvas Lecture recordings Ed Discussion
Monday lecture Tuesday lecture Tutorials Assessment
Week 1
Dullin 1-1 Dullin 1-2 Pre-tutorial 1 questions
Tutorial 1 questions
Tutorial 1 solutions

Week 2
Dullin 2-1 Dullin 2-2 Pre-tutorial 2 questions
Tutorial 2 questions
Tutorial 2 solutions

Quiz 1
Assignment 1 - questions
Week 3
Dullin 3-1 Dullin 3-2 Pre-tutorial 3 questions
Tutorial 3 questions
Tutorial 3 solutions

Quiz 2
Week 4
Dullin 4-1 Dullin 4-2 Pre-tutorial 4 questions
Tutorial 4 questions
Tutorial 4 solutions

Quiz 3
Assignment 1 - Due 11:59pm, 26 March
Mid-semester break
Week 5
Dullin 5-1 Dullin 5-2 Pre-tutorial 5 questions
Tutorial 5 questions
Tutorial 5 solutions

Quiz 4
Assignment 1 - solutions
Assignment 2 - information
Week 6
Dullin 6-1 Dullin 6-2 Pre-tutorial 6 questions
Tutorial 6 questions
Tutorial 6 solutions

Quiz 5
Week 7
Dullin 7-1 Dullin 7-2 Pre-tutorial 7 questions
Tutorial 7 questions
Tutorial 7 solutions

Quiz 6
Assignment 2 - Due 11:59pm, 24 Apr
Assignment 3 - questions
Week 8
Dullin 8-1 Dullin 8-2 Pre-tutorial 8 questions
Tutorial 8 questions
Tutorial 8 solutions

Quiz 7
Assignment 2 - solutions
Week 9
Dullin 9-1 Dullin 9-2 Pre-tutorial 9 questions
Tutorial 9 questions
Tutorial 9 solutions

Quiz 8
Assignment 3 - Due 11:59pm, 7 May
Assignment 4 - questions
Week 10
Dullin 10-1 Dullin 10-2 Pre-tutorial 10 questions
Tutorial 10 questions
Tutorial 10 solutions

Quiz 9
Assignment 3 - solutions
Week 11
Dullin 11-1 Dullin 11-2 Pre-tutorial 11 questions
Tutorial 11 questions
Tutorial 11 solutions

Quiz 10
Assignment 4 - Due 11:59pm, 21 May
Week 12
Dullin 12-1 Dullin 12-2 Pre-tutorial 12 questions
Tutorial 12 questions
Tutorial 12 solutions

Quiz 11
Assignment 4 - solutions
Week 13
Dullin 13-1 Dullin 13-2 Quiz 12

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