Linear Algebra (2008/2009)

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Name of lecturer
Enrico Gregorio
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
1° Q - solo 1° Anno dal Oct 13, 2008 al Dec 19, 2008.

Lesson timetable

1° Q - solo 1° Anno
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall D  
Wednesday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall E  
Thursday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall D  
Friday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall H  

Learning outcomes

The aim is to introduce the basic facts about Linear Algebra and its applications


* Matrices and linear systems: matrices, matrix operations, linear systems of equations, Gauss elimination, inverse matrices, LU decomposition.
* Vector spaces: definition and examples, subspaces, sets of generators. Linear dependendency and independency, bases, dimension.
* Linear maps and associated matrices: composition of linear maps and matrix multiplication, base change, kernel and image of a linear map, rank of matrices, dimension formula.
* Inner products and orthogonality: inner product between vectors, orthogonal and orthonormal bases, orthogonal projections, Gram-Schmidt algorithm.
* Canonical forms: eigenvalues and eigenvectors, characteristic polynomial, geometric and algebraic multiplicity of eigenvalues, diagonalizability criteria.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written test

Teaching aids