MATH1550  Methods of Matrices and Linear Algebra  2018/19
General Information
Lecturer

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 15:3016:15, CKB LT3; Thursday 15:3017:15, YIA LT4
 Tutorial: Monday 14:3015:15, 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.
Lecture Notes
 Lecture 1
 Lecture 2
 Lecture 3
 Lecture 4
 Lecture 5
 Lecture 6
 Lecture 7
 Lecture 8
 Lecture 9
 Lecture 10
 Lecture 11
 Lecture 12
 Lecture 13
 Lecture 14
 Lecture 15
 Lecture 16
 Lecture 17
 Lecture 18
 Lecture 19
Class Notes
Tutorial Notes
Assignments
 Classwork 1 (Due: 13 Sept (Thur))
 Classwork 2 (Due: 24 Sept (Mon))
 Classwork 3 (Due: 27 Sept (Thur))
 Classwork 4 (Due: 8 Oct (Mon)) (4 Oct revised)
 Classwork 5 (Due: 11 Oct (Thur))
 Classwork 6 (Due: 18 Oct (Thur))
 Revision exercise 1
 Classwork 7 (Due: 1 Nov (Thur))
 Classwork 8 (Due: Postponed to 16 Nov (Fri))
 Classwork 9 (Due: 16 Nov (Fri))
 Classwork 10 (Due: 22 Nov (Thur))
 Classwork 11 (Due: 29 Nov (Thur))
 Revision exercise 2
Solutions
 Classwork 1 Solution
 Classwork 2 Solution
 Classwork 3 Solution
 Classwork 4 Solution
 Classwork 5 Solution
 Revision exercise 1 solution
 Classwork 6 Solution
 Classwork 7 Solution
 Midterm Exam Solution
 Classwork 8 Solution
 Classwork 9 Solution
 Revision exercise 2 solution
 Classwork 10 Solution
 Classwork 11 Solution
Assessment Scheme
Classwork  10%  
Midterm exam (22 Oct (Mon) 14:3016:00 CKB LT3)  40%  
Final Exam  50% 
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Assessment Policy Last updated: November 21, 2018 12:04:11