406-0141-AAL  Linear Algebra

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
LecturersM. Akka Ginosar
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentEnrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.


406-0141-AA RLinear Algebra
Self-study course. No presence required.
150s hrsM. Akka Ginosar

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AbstractIntroduction to Linear Algebra and Numerical Analysis for Engineers. This reading course is based on chapters from the book "Introduction to Linear Algebra" by Gilbert Strang (SIAM 2009), and "A first Course in Numerical Methods" by U. Ascher and C. Greif (SIAM, 2011).
ObjectiveTo acquire basic knowledge of Linear Algebra and some aspects of related numerical metjhods and the ability to apply basic algorithms to simple problems.
Content1 Introduction, calculations using MATLAB
2 Linear systems I
3 Linear systems II
4 Scalar- & vektorproduct
5 Basics of matrix algebra
6 Linear maps
7 Orthogonal maps
8 Trace & determinant
9 General vectorspaces
10 Metric & scalarproducts
11 Basis, basistransform & similar matrices
12 Eigenvalues & eigenvectors
13 Spectral theorem & diagonalisation
14 Repetition
LiteratureGilbert Strang, Introduction to Linear Algebra, 4th ed., SIAM & Wellesley-Cambridge Press, 2009.

U. Ascher and C. Greif, A first Course in Numerical Methods", SIAM, 2011.
Prerequisites / NoticeKnowledge of elementary calculus

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits5 credits
ExaminersM. Akka Ginosar
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 120 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationTakes place as a written session examination simultaneously with the session examination for the course unit 401-0141-00L.
Written aids3 sheets DIN A4 (= 6 pages) self-authored summary; no pocket calculator. One formulary as specified by the examiner.
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