Faculty of Science

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Tim Garoni


Vector spaces, linear transformations. Determinants, eigenvalue problems. Inner products, symmetric matrices, quadratic forms. Jacobi iteration, Gauss-Seidel iteration, least squares approximation, power method. Applications to coding, computer graphics, geometry, dynamical systems, Markov chains, differential equations.


On completion of this unit students will: have a knowledge of the mathematical theory of linear algebra fundamental to any undergraduate mathematics course; be able to apply this theory in a wide variety of situations that require tools from linear algebra for their solution; have gained computational skills both with and without the aid of a computer algebra package; have enhanced skills in the oral and written communication of mathematics.


Examination (3 hours): 70%
Assignments: 20%
Laboratory work: 10%.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Tim Garoni

Contact hours

Three 1-hour lectures and one 2-hour support class per week


MAT1841, MTH1030, MTH1035, or equivalent