Module Content

The module covers
  • vectors and linear transformations,
  • matrices, their inverses and eigenvectors,
  • modular arithmetic and number theory,
  • and explains how these topics can be applied to
  • computer graphics,
  • linear models in economics,
  • data encryption.

Module Coordinates

  • Lecturer: John Burns
  • Lectures: Wednesday 10-11 AC213, Thursday 10-11 Dillon lecture theatre
  • Tutorials: Monday 12-1 , AC213
  • Recomended text: Algebra and Geometry: An introduction to university mathematics by Mark V. Lawson (available on the module Blackboard page).
  • Problem sheet: available here.
  • Module Website: Information and module documents will be posted to this site, which is linked from the Blackboard MA133A Analysis & Algebra1 (Algebra section) pages. Blackboard will also be used for announcements and for posting grades.

Module Assessment

The assessment consists of a 2 hour exam (covering both algebra and calculus). The continuous assessment for this course is done as part of the module MA131. The continuous assessment for MA133 comprises 50% of the mark for MA131 (the other 50% is the CA for MA135 whch takes place in semester 2.

The continuous assessment is submitted online. A link will be posted here and on Blackboard when that site is available.

Supplementary Material and News

Clicker opinion polling may be used in some lectures.

Lecture Notes

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