Courses Catalogue

Linear Algebra

COURSE CODE: MAT 2101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Statistics
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Economics and Management
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

Real Vector spaces

  • introduction axioms theorems and proof
  • vector spaces
  • subspaces
  • spans of vectors
  • linear independence
  • basis and dimensions
  • homogenous systems
  • coordinates and isomorphism
  • rank of a matrix

Matrixes

  • inverse matrix;
  • using determinates
  • reducing method I matrix
  • addition and multiplication of matrixes

Linear systems of equations

  • using least squares solution
  • matrix operation (add, subtract, multiply, finding determinates, trace, inverse, ad joint)

Eigen and Eigen vectors

  • establish the definiteness of symmetric matrix
  • perform scalar multiplication and transposition
  • create matrixes of zeros (0s) or ones (1s), identity, symmetric or general matrix

Linear transformation and matrixes

  • definitions and examples
  • Karnel and range of linear transformation
  • matrix of linear transformation

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Field trips
  • Documentaries

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes