2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
3 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour practical per week.
1 x 1 hour scheduled online workshop per week.
Linear algebra is the foundation for many sophisticated mathematical and computational methods. In SIT292 students will learn the basics of linear algebra, and solve systems of linear equations. This unit extends students ability apply mathematical formulae and to operate with complex mathematical objects. SIT292 introduces students to vector spaces, matrix theory, systems of linear equations and methods for solving them, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and their application to similarity of diagonal matrices. The techniques that students learn from this unit will enable them with the analysis of complex data and ensuring its reliability in studies of cryptography.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unitsuccessful students can:
Perform operations with sets and their subsetsand with binary relations.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solving
Apply the methods of solving linear systems of equationscalculating determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors of matrices and performing matrix transformations.
Determine the basis and dimension of linear vector spaces and apply orthogonalisation procedures.
Apply the theory of linear vector spaces for linear coding and decoding.
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve 50% of the total marks allocated for examination.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SIT292 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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