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Applied Linear Algebra

Code

IT-ALI1

Version

1.4

Offered by

ICT Engineering

ECTS

5

Prerequisites

Upper level mathematics equivalent to A-levels.

There is a limit of 45 participants in the course. In the event that more than 45 students select the course, we will select the 45 students based on their grades in MSE1 or other equivalent math courses.

Main purpose

The purpose of the course is to equip the student with basic knowledge about linear algebra and its applications. This will enable the student to not only understand but also apply linear algebra in solving practical engineering problems. Skills in linear algebra are of high importance when dealing with scientific computing, image processing graphics, robot technology, algorithmics, coding theory, and more. As an example, the founders of Google have cited their course in linear algebra as the backbone of Google’s PageRank feature (i.e. ordering web pages after importance). The course familiarizes students with scalars, vectors, matrices, determinants, operations on vectors and matrices, and systems of linear equations in matrix form. The course also presents applications of matrix theory to linear models, including examples from engineering.

Knowledge

After successfully completing the course, the student will have gained knowledge about:
  • What a vector space is, and
  • How a linear representation of such spaces can be analyzed using matrix operations
  • Application of linear algebra in engineering

 

Skills

After successfully completing the course, the student will be able to:
  • Apply techniques and results from linear algebra to solve problems in linear systems, matrices, vector space, orthogonality, eigen vectors, and eigenvalue
  • Apply theory to analyze basic theoretic tasks within the below mentioned topics
  • Express mathematically correct arguments
  • Use mathematical terminology and symbol language

 

Competences

After successfully completing the course, the student will have acquired competences in:
  • Applying linear algebra to the study of various phenomena in engineering science
  • Using matrices to solve concrete problems
  • Using vector operations to solve concrete problems
  • Applying methods and results from linear algebra in the solution of engineering problems
 

Topics

  • Systems of linear equations and their solutions
  • Matrix algebra
  • Determinants
  • Vector spaces
  • The eigenvalue problems
  • Orthogonality
  • Singular value decomposition
 

Teaching methods and study activities

The course is taught as an intensive 3-week course starting the first Monday of August. There are 40 theoretical lessons and 20 exercise lessons, a total of 60 lessons. One lesson is 45 minutes. The total workload is expected to be around 120 hours.
 

Resources

David C. Lay, 4. edition: Linear Algebra and its applications
Python

Evaluation

Examination

The final exam is a 3 hour written exam and takes place at Campus Horsens. All supplementary materials and aids are allowed, e.g. using a computer as a reference work. Communication of any sort is not allowed during the exam and will lead to expulsion of all involved parties from the exam. Internet access is not allowed.

The exam must be completed in the Jupyter Notebook environment and the answers must be submitted in Wiseflow.

Internal assessment.

The re-exam may be held as an oral examination.

Grading criteria

Grading is according to the 7-point grading scale.

Mark 12:
Awarded to students who have shown excellent comprehension of the above-mentioned knowledge, skills, and competences. A few minor errors and shortfalls are acceptable.

Mark 02:
Awarded to students for the just acceptable level of comprehension of the required knowledge, skills, and competences.

 

Additional information

For more information, please contact Richard Brooks (rib@via.dk).

Responsible

Richard Brooks

Valid from

8/1/2022 12:00:00 AM

Course type

6. semester
7. semester
Electives
Web 6 og 7

Keywords

Linear algebra, matrices, vectors