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Course module: 201900009
Mathematics: Linear Algebra
Course infoSchedule
Course module201900009
Credits (ECTS)3
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact personR.M. Mulas
M.J.H. van den Bergh
R.M. Mulas
Contactperson for the course
R.M. Mulas
Academic year2023
Starting block
RemarksPart of Semester 1 B-ME (UT-VU)
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
After successfully completing this course:
  • working knowledge of the concepts of matrix algebra and finite-dimensional linear algebra, such as echelon form, lu-decomposition, linear independence, determinants
  • familiar with the concepts of basis and dimension - the student is familiar with the concepts of eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization
  • has working knowledge of the concepts of inner product spaces, including orthogonal projections and diagonalization of symmetric matrices

This is a part of Semester 1 of the Bachelor Mechanical Engineering (UT-VU) See here for the compete description of this semester.

Mathematics: Linear Algebra is the first course of the MATHEMATICS learning line.
The course covers chapters 1 to 3 of Lay (linear systems, matrices, determinants) in block 1 and chapters 5 (eigenvalues), chapter 6 (orthogonality), chapter 7 (symmetric matrices) and Appendix B (complex numbers) in block 2. The focus is on matrix theory in n-dimensional Euclidean space, general vector spaces will not be treated.
The course is given in parallel with Statics and Mechanics of Materials. For that reason, examples of linear systems of equations and eigenvalue problems will be taken from the applications used in those courses. Attention is paid to the numerical implementation in Matlab, such that students become familiar with solving applied mechanics problems numerically, which is required for Statics and Mechanics of Materials.

Please note: This course takes place in Amsterdam and is only accessible for BSc UT-VU ME students.

Participating study
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering-VU
Required materials
Course material
David Lay, Linear Algebra and it Applications
Recommended materials
Instructional modes



Written test

Kies de Nederlandse taal