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TMA840 - Linear algebra
Owner: TVOVA
4,0 Credits (ECTS 6)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: A
Department: 0702 - Matematik MV CTH/GU

Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0196 Examination 4,0 c Grading: TH   4,0 c   22 Oct 2003 pm V,  10 Jan 2004 am V,  27 Aug 2004 am V

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TVOVA CIVIL ENGINEERING, Year 1 (compulsory)



For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

o farther knowledge than high school mathematics is
prerequired to attend the course.


The purpose of the course, together with the other math courses in
the program, is to provide a general knowledge in the mathematics
required in further studies as well as in the future professional
career. In this course the student is introduced to basic concepts in
linear algebra.


Vectors in 2- and 3-dimensional space. Dot and cross products with applications to 3-d geometry.
Matrix algebra, determinants and systems of linear equations. Least square method.
Matrix transformations, changing of coordinats.
Orthogonal and symmetric matrices. Eigenvalues and diagonalisation with applications to quadratic forms.


Lectures and exersice classes.


Jan Petersson: Tillämpad linjär algebra
Rekommenderad handbok: Råde-Westergren: BETA, Mathematics Handbook, Studentlitteratur.
(In Swedish.)


Written exam.

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