EMTH211-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Engineering Linear Algebra and Statistics

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

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

Course Aims:

  • 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
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Pre-requisites

Subject to approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry. RP: EMTH210

Restrictions

EMTH203, EMTH204, MATH203, MATH254, MATH252, MATH251

Recommended Preparation

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 E8 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 E8 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 E8 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 E8 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 442 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Thursday 08:00 - 09:00 Jack Erskine 442 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
03 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 442 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
04 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 442 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
05 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 442 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
06 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 436 Computer Lab (17/7-21/8, 11/9-16/10)
Jack Erskine 442 (17/7-21/8, 11/9-16/10)
16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
07 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 442 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
08 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 442 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
09 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 442 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 18:30 - 20:00 E7 Lecture Theatre (22/8)
E8 Lecture Theatre (22/8)
E9 Lecture Theatre (22/8)
20 Aug - 26 Aug

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Geertrui Van de Voorde

Lecturers

Mark Hickman and Fabian Dunker

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Test (week 6) 20%
Small assignments (due weeks 2, 4, 12) 10%
Large assignment (due week 10) 20%
Final Examination 50%


In order to pass the course, a minimum performance of 40% is required in the final examination.

Textbooks

Recommended Reading

Poole, David,1955-; Linear algebra :a modern introduction; Fourth edition; Cengage Learning, 2015 (2nd, 3rd, or 4th edition suitable).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $937.00

International fee $5,125.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics.

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