COURSE GOALS: Acquire knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts of linear algebra. Acquire operational knowledge from methods used to solve problems in linear algebra.
LEARNING OUTCOMES AT THE LEVEL OF THE PROGRAMME:
1. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
1.5. describe the framework of natural sciences;
2. APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
2.2. recognize and follow the logic of arguments, evaluate the adequacy of arguments and construct well supported arguments;
2.3. use mathematical methods to solve standard physics problems;
2.6. create a learning environment that encourages active engagement in learning and promotes continuing development of pupils' skills and knowledge;
2.7. plan and design appropriate teaching lessons and learning activities based on curriculum goals and principles of interactive enquirybased teaching;
3. MAKING JUDGMENTS
3.1. develop a critical scientific attitude towards research in general, and in particular by learning to critically evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data;
3.2. develop clear and measurable learning outcomes and objectives in teaching based on curriculum goals;
4. COMMUNICATION SKILLS
4.1. communicate effectively with pupils and colleagues;
4.2. present complex ideas clearly and concisely;
5. LEARNING SKILLS
5.1. search for and use professional literature as well as any other sources of relevant information;
5.2. remain informed of new developments and methods in physics and education;
5.3. develop a personal sense of responsibility for their professional advancement and development;
LEARNING OUTCOMES SPECIFIC FOR THE COURSE:
1. Define and understand the concepts described in the course content and apply them in exercises;
2. Identify, discuss and explain the concepts described in the course content;
3. Apply, analyse and link the terms of the course content with problems appearing in further study of physics (e.g. the concepts of vector spaces, matrices, linearly independent vectors, base of a space, rank of a matrix, homogeneous and nonhomogeneous system of linear equations, elementary transformations, the reduced form, solvability of linear system, the Gauss elimination);
4. To judge and determine which of the methods is best suited for solving a system of linear equations;
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Lectures per weeks (15 weeks in total):
1. System of linear equations, elementary transformations of equations;
2. Vector spaces, vector space of ntuples of real and of complex scalars;
3. Mathematical structures: group, ring, body, field, vector space;
4. Scalar product and norm in vector spaces of real and complex ntuples;
5. Abstract normed and unitary vector vector spaces; CauchySchwarz inequality;
6. Euclidean space, outer and mixed product of position vectors;
7. Matrices, real and complex, the properties of addition and of multiplication by a scalar;
8. Matrix multiplication, matrix transposition, conjugate transpose, special matrices;
9. Linearly independent vectors, vector space bases, dimension;
10. Row and columnspaces, matrix range, rank, kernel, defect and basic relations;
11. Elementary row operations, row equivalence, reduced row echelon form, the algorithm;
12. Homogeneous system of linear equations, reduced form, solving systems; the algorithm;
13. Nonhomogeneous system, KroneckerCappeli theorem, linear manifold; general solution;
14. GaussJordan algorithm with numerous examples;
15. Square systems and Gauss elimination, LR factorization;
REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS:
Students must solve 50% of the written exams (two times in the semester). Each exam consists of two parts: examples and theory, and is evaluated separately. Students must have lecture attendance of at least 50% and should collect at least 48 out of 100 points (which also include home works).
(First semester, 30 hours of lectures plus 30 hours of exercises)
GRADING AND ASSESSING THE WORK OF STUDENTS:
Grading and assessing the work of students during the semesters:
* Two written exams
* Home works
Grading at the end of semester:
* final oral exam for those who collected at least 88% points and wish grade A
Contributions to the final grade:
* 10% of the grade is carried by the results of the home works
* 10% of the grade will be based on presence (attendance)
* 40% of the grade is carried by the results of the two written exams.
