Course code MATH113

MATH113 Linear Algebra and Linear Differential Equations

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Course responsible: Ole Løseth Elvetun, Bjørn Fredrik Nielsen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2009H
Course contents:

The course consists of two parts:

Linear algebra (common teaching with MATH131): Systems of linear equations, Gauss elimination, inverse matrices, determinants, bases, complex numbers, eigenvalues, eigenvectors

Linear differential equations: First - and second order linear ordinary differential equations, selected numerical methods. Introduction to non-linear differential equations.

Learning outcome:

Students are to

  • acquire basic ideas and theorems of the theory
  • master the standard methods in linear algebra and for the solution of linear differential equations
  • be able to use this knowledge and these skills when solving simple applied problems
Learning activities:
The teaching consists of lectures, calculation exercises and weekly practice exercises.
Teaching support:
An assistant teacher is present during all the exercises lessons. The students can either contact the teacher in his office by telephone or by e-mail.
Required and optional reading, syllabus etc. are available on the course web pages
MATH111, MATH112
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Written examination: 3.5 hours
Nominal workload:
Theory: 125 hours. Exercises: 125 hours. 
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
MATH130 or MATH131: 5 credits
Type of course:
Lectures: 4 hours pr. week. Exercises: 2 hours pr. week
The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidate's exams as a calibration according to the guidelines of the Faculty for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: B2 Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / F