MATH1030A - Linear Algebra I - 2015/16

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  • Quizzes will be held during tutorial every two weeks.
  • Each quiz consists of three questions.
  • Questions of the quizzes will be coming from the weekly assigned homework problems.
  • Quizzes will be held in the following weeks: the week of 21st Sept, 5th Oct, 19th Oct, 16th Nov, 30th Nov, 23rd Nov.
  • Term test will be held on 2nd of November 7 - 9 pm at YIA LT3.
  • There is no need to hand in homework. But the questions will appear in quizzes.
  • I would like to thank Fung Jai and Steven who volunteer to send me their hand written notes they took during class.
  • Math. Info. Party Date: Oct 9 (Friday) Time: 5:15pm - 6:30pm Venue: LSB 222 (Simple food/drink will be provided) Target attendees: Students who may be interested in declaring major in math. Professors will be there to give them some general information and answer questions.
  • For those who need help:
  • Quiz x will cover materials from Homework x, where x = 1, 2, 3.
  • Term test will cover sections of the book appeared in Homework 1 - 4.
  • Quiz 4 will cover materials from Homework 5.
  • Term test statistics: Mean 26, Median 27, Max 43, out of 50
  • Final Exam: 11th Dec., 9:30 - 11:30am, Multi-purpose Hall, Pommerenke Student Centre
  • Final Exam will cover all sections from Homework 1 - 6.
  • Extra office hours: 8th, 9th and 10th of Dec. 2pm - 5pm @ LSB216

General Information


  • Paul Lee
    • Office: LSB 216
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Teaching Assistant

  • Chan, Hei Long
    • Office: LSB 222B
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    • Office Hours: Mo 1:30PM - 3:00PM, Tu 1:30PM - 3:00PM
  • Lai, Shu Shing
    • Office: LSB 222A
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    • Office Hours: Mo 10:30AM - 12:30PM, Tu 11:30AM - 12:30PM
  • Meng, Tingwei
    • Office: LSB 222B
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    • Office Hours: Fr 10:30AM - 11:30AM, 14:30PM - 16:30PM

Time and Venue

  • Lecture: For MATH1030A: Tu 4:30PM - 6:15PM, YIA LT7; Th 3:30PM - 4:15PM, YIA LT6. For MATH1030B: Tu 3:30PM - 4:15PM, YIA LT6; Th 4:30PM - 6:15PM, YIA LT7.

Course Description

This course is intended to provide conceptual understandings and computational techniques of linear algebra. Topics include: Gaussian elimination, theory of simultaneous linear equations, matrices, determinants, vectors spaces, bases and linear independence.


  • Linear Algebra with Applications by Steven J. Leon (7th, 8th, or 9th edition is fine)


  • Linear Algebra by Stephen H. Friedberg, Arnold J. Insel, and Lawrence E. Spence

Lecture Notes



Assessment Scheme

Quizzes 20%
Term Test (2nd of November) 30%
Exam 50%

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Last updated: December 07, 2015 16:04:30