Course code MATH131

MATH131 Linear Algebra

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Course responsible: Ulf Geir Indahl
Teachers: Arkadi Ponossov, John Andreas Wyller, Ole Løseth Elvetun
ECTS credits: 5
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: Study year 2009-2010
Course contents:
Linear algebra (joint with MATH113): Systems of linear equations, Gauss elimination, inverse matrices, determinants, bases, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, least square approximation
Learning outcome:

Students are to

  • acquire basic ideas and theorems of the theory
  • master the standard methods in linear algebra
  • 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 examples
Teaching support:
An assistant teacher is present during all the exercise 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 (Canvas)
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Written examination: 3.5 hours
Nominal workload:
Theory: 75 hours. Exercises: 75 hours. 
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
MATH113 or MATH130: 5 credits (ie, the student receives no credit for this course)
Type of course:
Lectures: 4 hours pr. week (first half of the fall semester). Exercises: 2 hours pr. week (first half of the fall semester)
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 Department's guidelines for examination markings.  
Allowed examination aids: B2 Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått