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This course introduces the concepts of complex numbers, matrices and other basic notions of linear algebra over the real and complex numbers. This provides the necessary mathematical background for further study in mathematics, physics, computing science, chemistry and engineering.
|First Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
This course has a diagnostic test which you must take before selecting this course. More information about the Diagnostic Tests
The basic course includes a discussion of the following topics: complex numbers and the theory of polynomial equations, vector algebra in two and three dimensions, systems of linear equations and their solution, matrices and determinants.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
There are no assessments for this course.
|Have a working knowledge of basic logical rules
|Know the definition of complex numbers and their essential role in mathematics
|Perform elementary manipulation of complex numbers and their geometrical representation.
|Carry out division of polynomials and solve polynomial equations up to degree three.
|Understand matrix representation of systems of linear equations.
|Solve systems of linear equations using Gaussian elimination.
|Perform calculations, such as matrix inversion, finding eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and diagonalization.
|Have an understanding of the need of precision in mathematics