EMTH211-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Engineering Linear Algebra and Statistics

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021

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 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 C2 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 E8 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 E8 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 442 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Friday 08:00 - 09:00 Jack Erskine 442 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
03 Wednesday 08:00 - 09:00 Jack Erskine 442 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
04 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 442 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
05 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 442 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
06 Thursday 08:00 - 09:00 Jack Erskine 442 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
07 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 442 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
08 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 442 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
09 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 442 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
10 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 442 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
11 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 442 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
12 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 442 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
13 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 442 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Mark Hickman

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 $986.00

International fee $5,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics.

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