**Module code:**EC133**Module name:**Linear Algebra**Department:**Economics**Credit:**15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

## Module content and teaching

###### Principal aims

To give the students a clear understanding of some important topics in linear algebra. Students will acquire an understanding of systems of simultaneous linear equations, vectors and linear maps in two- and three-dimensional space, theory and applications of matrix diagonalisation, general vector spaces, and quadratic forms.

###### Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to demonstrate an understanding of symbolic logic, basic properties of number systems, vectors and matrices in R², R³ and Rⁿ, vector spaces, linear maps, quadratic forms and their applications to certain sorts of problems (solving systems of simultaneous equations, long-term behaviour of coupled recurrence relations, etc) and understand formal mathematical definitions and theorems and apply them to solve problems in linear algebra.

###### Timetabled teaching activities

20 Lecture hours and 9 Support and Feedback classes.

###### Departmental link

## Module assessment

Assessment group | Assessment name | Percentage |
---|---|---|

15 CATS (Module code: EC133-15) | ||

D1 (Assessed/examined work) | Problem Set 1 | 4% |

Problem Set 2 | 4% | |

Problem Set 3 | 4% | |

Problem Set 4 | 4% | |

Problem Set 5 | 4% | |

1.5 hour examination (Summer) | 80% | |

D2 (Assessed/examined work) | Problem Set 3(NOT IN USE) | 100% |

VA (Visiting students only) | Assessed work for visiting/exchange students | 100% |

## Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

###### Core

N/A

###### Optional Core

- Undergraduate Economic Studies and Global Sustainable Development (L1L8) - Year 1

###### Optional

- Undergraduate Economics 3 Year Variants (L100) - Year 1
- Undergraduate Economics 3 Year Variants (L116) - Year 1
- Undergraduate Economics, Politics and International Studies (LM1D) - Year 1
- Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 1