MMAT5520 - Differential Equation and Linear Algebra - 2014/15

Course Year: 


  • The final exam on 2/12 (Tue) will be started at 19:00.

General Information


  • Lau Chi Hin
    • Office: LSB 208
    • Tel: 3943 7987
    • Email:

Teaching Assistant

  • Yu Rongfeng
    • Office: Room 614; AB1
    • Tel: 3943 4109
    • Email:

Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Tuesday 18:30-21:15; YIA LT5

Course Description

The course is intended to provide an amalgamated treatment of Differential Equations and Linear Algebra. Emphasis will be placed on algebraic intuition and geometric visualization, together with illustrations of applications.


  • Edwards & Penney, Differential Equations and Linear Algebra; Pearson Education International.


  • Boyce & DiPrima: Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, Wiley
  • Steven Leon: Linear Algebra with Applications, Pearson

Lecture Notes



Assessment Scheme

Assignments 15%
Mid-term exam (Oct 21 Tue) 35%
Final exam (Dec 2 Tue) 50%

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Last updated: November 30, 2014 22:19:48