Engineering

MAM2084F/S

LINEAR ALGEBRA & DEs FOR ENGINEERS

16 HEQF credits at level 6

This course is designed specifically for students in the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment.

Course co-ordinator(s):

Entrance requirements: MAM2083F/S.

Course outline: First order ordinary differential equations. Systems of linear equations, linear combinations, linear dependence, linear subspaces and basis. Determinants. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization, applications to systems of linear differential equations and finding principal axes. Solution of n-th order linear differential equations. The Laplace transform. Brief introduction to partial differential equations and the method of separation of variables.

Lectures: 4 lectures per week.

Tutorials: 1 double-period tutorial per week

DP requirements:

Assessment: One paper written in June or November no longer than 2.5 hours: 60%, year mark: 40%.