MATH1550 - Methods of Matrices and Linear Algebra - 2019/20

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  • The first Class will be started on Sept. 2 (Mon. 15:30-16:15) .
  • But, the first Tutorial will be started on Sept. 9 (Mon. 14:30-15:15) .
  • Announcement [Download file]
  • Course Outline [Download file]
  • An announcement from University on late-drop and Pass/Fail grading. Please visit Dept's webpage for detail.

General Information


  • Prof. SHIU, Wai Chee
    • Office: LSB 223
    • Email:

Teaching Assistant

  • TSE, Ka Nap
    • Office: LSB 232
    • Email:

Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Mon 3:30PM - 4:15PM@CKB LT3; Thu 3:30PM - 5:15PM@YIA LT4
  • Tutorial: Mon 2:30PM - 3:15PM@CKB LT3

Course Description

Matrix and vector notations, systems of linear equations and Gaussian elimination, linear independence of row/column vectors; matrix operations and inverse, cofactor expansion and properties of determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization, orthogonal vectors and Gram Schmidt process, orthogonal projection and least-square method, subspaces in Euclidean space, basis and dimension, matrix transformations

Lecture Notes

Tutorial Notes


Quizzes and Exams

  • Med-term test: Oct 28, 15:25-16:15


Assessment Scheme

Class works 10%
Assignments 20%
Midterm test 70%

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Assessment Policy

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