
 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%).

 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 (bilingual) and 1 hour computer lab (bilingual)Type of exams written exam (0,8), midterm (0,1), assignment (0,1)
Compulsory Reading D.C. Lay et al., Linear Algebra and its Applications, Pearson, Fifth Edition.





Course available for exchange students 
Conditions of admission apply 
Written test opportunities 
Description  Test  Block  Opportunity  Date 


Written test opportunities (HIST) 
Description  Test  Block  Opportunity  Date 

Midterm (10%) / Midterm (10%)  MIDTERM_01  BLOK 1  1  21092020  Schriftelijk tentamen (90%) / Written exam (90%)  EXAM_01  BLOK 1  1  19102020  Schriftelijk tentamen (90%) / Written exam (90%)  EXAM_01  BLOK 1  2  12012021 

  Required materialsLiteratureTitle  :   Linear Algebra and its Applications 
Author  :   D.C. Lay et al. 
Publisher  :   Pearson 
Edition  :   5 

 Recommended materialsTestsWritten exam (90%)
 Written resit (100%)
 Final grade
 Midterm (10%)


 