MATH1550 - Methods of Matrices and Linear Algebra - 2018/19

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General Information


  • Lau Chi Hin
    • Office: LSB208
    • Tel: 3943 7987
    • Email:

Teaching Assistant

  • Song, Chen
    • Office: AB1 505
    • Tel: 3943 4298
    • Email:

Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Monday 15:30-16:15, CKB LT3; Thursday 15:30-17:15, YIA LT4
  • Tutorial: Monday 14:30-15:15, CKB LT3

Course Description

This course is providing a matrix oriented approach for an elementary introduction to linear algebra. It emphasizes on the methods and techniques. It builds for students the basic understanding and calculation skills on matrix operations, systems of linear equations, determinants, orthogonality, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Linear transformations may be touched on. It is particularly suitable for students without much mathematics background and intended to be major is Statistics, Economics, Business, and Life Sciences. Students in Social Sciences may also benefit.

Not for students who have taken MATH1030.

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Assessment Scheme

Classwork 10%
Mid-term exam (22 Oct (Mon) 14:30-16:00 CKB LT3) 40%
Final Exam 50%

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