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MT2501   Linear Mathematics

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 8

Semester: Both

Planned timetable: 12.00 noon Mon (odd weeks), Wed and Fri [Semester 1]; 11.00 am on Mon (even weeks), Tue and Thu [Semester 2]

This module extends the knowledge and skills that students have gained concerning matrices and systems of linear equations. It introduces the basic theory of vector spaces, linear independence, linear transformations and diagonalization. These concepts are used throughout the mathematical sciences and physics. It is recommended that students in the Faculties of Arts and Divinity take an even number of the 15-credit 2000-level MT modules.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): "before taking this module you must pass MT1002. If MT1002 has not been passed, advanced higher mathematics (at grade a) or A-Level further mathematics (at grade a) or both A-Level mathematics and physics (at grade a) or admission to a fast track mmath programme. "

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2.5-hours lectures (x 10 weeks), 1 tutorial (x 4 weeks), 1 examples class (x 6 week)

Scheduled learning hours: 35

Guided independent study hours: 115

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 70%, Coursework (including class test) = 30%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 85%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 15%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr T D H Coleman
Module teaching staff: Dr A L Wilmot-Smith, Dr S Huczynska