## Courses Bachelor Display 2022-2023

Course Description To PDF
Course title Linear Algebra
Course code BENC1004
ECTS credits 5,0
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
2 31-10-2022 16-12-2022 X X L
Level no level
Coordinator Stefan Maubach
For more information: s.maubach@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
* Students have the knowledge on the fundamental concepts of linear algebra, including vectors, matrices, systems of linear equations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, linear transformations, and orthogonality.
* Students will be able to look at the same problem from different angles and they will learn to switch their point of view (from geometric to algebraic and vice versa).
* Students will recognize that linear algebra can be applied to problems from different disciplines.
* Students will obtain the insight that various seemingly different questions all can boil down to the same mathematical problem of solving a system of equations.
* Students can argue (in a sometimes abstract way) which approach may or may not work.
* Students are able to give clear arguments to support their solutions in a mathematically correct manner.
* Students will be able to understand and write the language of linear algebra.
Description
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) USED IN THIS COURSE IS WITH RESERVATION. A RE-EMERGENCE OF THE CORONAVIRUS AND NEW COUNTERMEASURES BY THE DUTCH GOVERNMENT MIGHT FORCE COORDINATORS TO CHANGE THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS USED. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING/ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE COURSE SYLLABUS.

This is a course on the study of linear transformations on linear vector spaces. The course introduces these notions both from an algebraic and geometric point of view. Applications such as solving systems of linear equations are discussed. Key concepts are vectors, matrices, linear transformations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, inner product, orthogonality.
Literature
* David C. Lay, Steven R. Lay, Judi J. McDonald, (2016), Linear Algebra and its Applications, 5th ed., Pearson, ISBN 978-1-292-09223-2.
Prerequisites
No prerequisites are required.
Keywords
Linearity and linear independence, matrix algebra, determinants, vector spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, orthogonality
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Lecture
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Written Exam
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This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
 Bachelor Business Engineering Year 1 Compulsory Course(s)