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EMTH211-12S2 (C) Semester Two 2012
Engineering Linear Algebra and Statistics

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
09 Jul 2012 - 11 Nov 2012
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Description

A linear/matrix algebra course using MATLAB, with engineering applications and a component of statistics for engineers.

This is a second semester course for students doing electrical, mechatronics or computer engineering.

Themes include:
• using geometry to understand the behaviour of vectors, matrices and random variables
• the language of linear algebra (new words to describe the relationships between vectors and spaces)
• matrix factorizations (understanding matrices in terms of simpler matrices)

Topics include:
• more about systems of linear equations (LU factorizations, error estimates, iterative methods)
• applications of eigenvalues and eigenvectors (including Markov chains, population modelling and recurrence relations)
• projections onto subspaces, and QR-factorizations, with applications to finding least squares solutions
• linear regression and measuring goodness-of-fit

Learning Outcomes

• to be proficient in the basic methods of linear and matrix algebra
• to be able to use these methods and MATLAB to solve problems in engineering
• to be able to use these methods and MATLAB to discover structures and patterns in engineering data
• to develop written and oral communication skills, emphasizing the ability to explain what the mathematics means

Pre-requisites

RP: EMTH210

Restrictions

EMTH203, EMTH204, MATH203, MATH254, MATH252, MATH251

Recommended Preparation

Lectures
Streams Day Time Where Notes
Stream 01 Monday , Thursday 3:00pm-4:00pm E9 Lecture Theatre 24 Sep - 14 Oct
Tuesday 3:00pm-4:00pm C2 Lecture Theatre 24 Sep - 14 Oct
Tuesday 3:00pm-4:00pm E7 Lecture Theatre 9 Jul - 5 Aug
Wednesday 3:00pm-4:00pm E7 Lecture Theatre 24 Sep - 14 Oct

Labs
Streams Day Time Where Notes
Stream 01 Monday 4:00pm-5:00pm Erskine 442 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 02 Tuesday 4:00pm-5:00pm Erskine 442 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 03 Wednesday 4:00pm-5:00pm Erskine 442 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 04 Thursday 4:00pm-5:00pm Erskine 442 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 05 Friday 2:00pm-3:00pm Erskine 442 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 06 Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm Erskine 442 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct
Stream 07 Friday 4:00pm-5:00pm Erskine 442 (Computer Lab) 9 Jul - 19 Aug,
3 Sep - 14 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Peter Renaud

Lecturers

Mark Hickman and Dominic Lee

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Internal Assessment - TBA 40%
Final Examination 60%

Examination and Formal Tests

Exam Wednesday 07 Nov 2012 9:30am-12:30pm  

Course links

EMTH211 homepage

Fees

Domestic fee $777.00
International fee $4,375.00


For further information see Mathematics and Statistics.

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