Auckland, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
715189: Algebra and Discrete Mathematics
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewSTUDENT LEARNING HOURS:The learning hours are a guide to the total time needed for a student to complete the paper:36 x 1 hour lecture 3612 x 2 tutorial 24Student directed learning 90Total learning hours 150PRESCRIPTOR:Provides the student with a solid foundation in linear algebra and its applications.LEARNING OUTCOMES:On successful completion of this paper students will be able to:1. Explain the principles of vector and inner product spaces.2. Determine suitable bases for finite-dimensional vector spaces.3. Set up and solve linear programming problems.4. Utilise linear transformations and their matrix representations.5. Obtain and apply eigen values.6. Apply linear algebra to solve application problems.CONTENT? Vector spaces? Bases? Inner product spaces? Linear programming? Linear transformations? Eigen values? Positive definite matricesLEARNING & TEACHING STRATEGIES? Lectures? TutorialsASSESSMENT PLANAssessment Event Weighting Learning OutcomesCOURSEWORK 0.5Assignments (0.3) 2,3,4,5,6,7Mid-semester test (0.2) 1,2,3EXAMINATION 0.5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7Grade Map Grade Map 1:A+ A A- Pass with DistinctionB+ B B- Pass with MeritC+ C C- PassD FailOverall requirement/s to pass the paper: To pass the paper, the student needs to gain:? A minimum mark of 35% in overall coursework, AND/OR? A minimum mark of 35% in examination, AND? A C- (50%)overall gradeREADINGSPrescribed Text Anton, Rorres, Elementary Linear Algebra with Applications(Wiley)
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