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Course module: 35B203-B-6
35B203-B-6
Linear Algebra
Course info
Course module35B203-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionDutch, English
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Economics and Management; TiSEM: Econometrics and OR; Econometrics & Operations;
Is part of
B Econometrics and Operations Research
Lecturer(s)
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Lecturer
prof.dr.ir. E.R. van Dam
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Lecturer
dr. G. Gurkan
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Lecturer
prof. dr. H.J.M. Hamers
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Lecturer
F.J.J. de Meijer, MSc
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Lecturer
prof. dr. H.W. Norde
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Academic year2020
Starting block
BLOK 1
Course mode
Full-time
RemarksCaution: this information is subject to change
Registration openfrom 25/08/2020 up to and including 20/08/2021
Aims
  • The student can analyze and interpret systems of linear equations using matrix and vector calculus
  • The student can apply the basic concepts of linear algebra such as vector spaces, dimension, linear transformations
  • The student can prove theorems related to the basic concepts of linear algebra such as vector spaces, dimension, linear transformations
  • The student can reason mathematically correct
  • The student can apply basic concepts of linear algebra in MATLAB and interpret the results

Specifics

  • The final grade is determined by a midterm (10%), an assignment (10%) and a final test (80%).
  • The final grade of the resit is determined by the assignment (10%) and the resit (90%).
Content
Systems of linear equations are often used in economics. For this reason a course is included in the first year's program that concentrates on this topic: Linear Algebra. In this course a method is discussed to decide whether the system has none, one or multiple solutions. With this method the solution set itself can be determined and furthermore it gives insight in its geometric structure. For the special case that the number of equations equals the number of variables, a simple criterion can be deduced to check whether the system has precisely one solution. This criterion can also be used to actually calculate this unique solution. In this course several tools are introduced that will be used in other courses of the program. Some key words: system of linear equations, Gaussian elimination, matrices, vectors, linear transformations, determinants, linear subspaces, dimension, basis, rank, orthogonality, projections. 

Type of instructions

4 hours lecture (English) or 4 hours lecture (Dutch), 2 hours tutorial (bi-lingual) and 1 hour computer lab (bi-lingual)

Type of exams

written exam (0,8), midterm (0,1), assignment (0,1)

Compulsory Reading
  1. D.C. Lay et al., Linear Algebra and its Applications, Pearson, Fifth Edition.
Course available for exchange students
Conditions of admission apply
Contact person
prof.dr.ir. E.R. van Dam
Timetable information
Linear Algebra
Written test opportunities
DescriptionTestBlockOpportunityDate
Written test opportunities (HIST)
DescriptionTestBlockOpportunityDate
Midterm (10%) / Midterm (10%)MIDTERM_01BLOK 1121-09-2020
Schriftelijk tentamen (90%) / Written exam (90%)EXAM_01BLOK 1119-10-2020
Schriftelijk tentamen (90%) / Written exam (90%)EXAM_01BLOK 1212-01-2021
Required materials
Literature
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Title: Linear Algebra and its Applications
Author:D.C. Lay et al.
Publisher:Pearson
Edition:5
Recommended materials
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Tests
Written exam (90%)

Written resit (100%)

Final grade

Midterm (10%)

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