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MT3501   Linear Mathematics 2

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 12.00 noon Mon (even weeks), Tue and Thu

This module continues the study of vector spaces and linear transformations begun in MT2501. It aims to show the importance of linearity in many areas of mathematics ranging from linear algebra through to geometric applications to linear operators and special functions. The main topics covered include: diagonalisation and the minimum polynomial; Jordan normal form; inner product spaces; orthonormal sets and the Gram-Schmidt process; adjoint and self-adjoint operators.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you should pass MT2501

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2.5 lectures (weeks 1 - 10) and 1 tutorial (weeks 2 - 11).

Scheduled learning hours: 35

Guided independent study hours: 115

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 90%, Coursework = 10%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 90%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 10%

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

Personnel

Module teaching staff: Dr J D Mitchell, Dr L S Theran