EMTH211-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Engineering Linear Algebra and Statistics

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020

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

Pre-requisites

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

Restrictions

EMTH203, EMTH204, MATH203, MATH254, MATH252, MATH251

Recommended Preparation

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Haere-roa 118 Ngaio Marsh Theatre
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 E8 Lecture Theatre
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 K1 Lecture Theatre
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 442 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 442 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
03 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 442 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
04 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 442 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
05 Wednesday 08:00 - 09:00 Jack Erskine 442 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
06 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 442 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
07 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 442 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
08 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 442 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
09 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 442 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
10 Monday 08:00 - 09:00 Jack Erskine 442 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 A1 Lecture Theatre 17 Aug - 23 Aug
02 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 A2 Lecture Theatre 17 Aug - 23 Aug

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Geertrui Van de Voorde

Course Administrator

James Bartlett

Lecturers

Mark Hickman and Fabian Dunker

Assessment

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

Textbooks / Resources

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 $975.00

International fee $5,500.00

* 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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