Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.
The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).
Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.
Course planning information
Expected prior learning
Students must have achieved at least 16 NCEA Level 3 credits in Mathematics, including one of (AS91577 algebra, AS91578 differentiation, or AS91579 integration), or passed 160.103, 160.105, 160.131 or 160.132 or equivalent.
What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.
- 1 Solve systems of linear equations and perform algebraic calculations using vectors and matrices.
- 2 Use vectors to solve problems involving lines and planes in three dimensions.
- 3 Calculate determinants, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors of matrices, and demonstrate the ability to use these in applications.
- 4 Demonstrate proficiency with the algebra and geometry of complex numbers.
- 5 Use computer software (such as MATLAB) for matrix calculations and for solving systems of linear equations.
- 6 Communicate mathematical arguments in appropriate mathematical language/symbols.
Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.
|Assessment||Learning outcomes assessed||Weighting|
|Test||1 2 3 4 5 6||10%|
|Written Assignment||1 2 3 4 5 6||20%|
|Test||1 2 3 4 6||10%|
|Test||1 2 3 4 6||30%|
|Exam (centrally scheduled)||1 2 3 4 5 6||30%|
Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.
You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.
Explanation of assessment types
- Computer programmes
- Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
- Creative compositions
- Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
- Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
- An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
- Exam (centrally scheduled)
- An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
- Oral or performance or presentation
- Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
- You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
- Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
- Practical or placement
- Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
- Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
- Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
- Written assignment
- Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.
Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.
LINEAR ALGEBRA, A MODERN INTRODUCTION
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