Linear Algebra

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Linear Algebra

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Algebra, Mathematics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MATH 151

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Fields, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvectors, spectral decomposition, quadratic forms.

    Course content
    This is a second course in linear algebra. MATH 151 is a prerequisite. The aim is to give an axiomatic treatment of vector spaces. We will cover basic topics: linear transformations, subspaces, isomorphisms, dimension; and discuss some applications. We will also look at some basic properties of inner product spaces.

    Course learning objectives
    Students who pass this course should be able to:

    • Know linear algebra, and understand its signifance.
    • Demonstrate an understanding by stating definitions and results, and solving typical linear algebra problems.
    • Demonstrate an ability to create mathematical arguements and communicate them.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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