Linear Algebra and Applications

MTH10016 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semesteror equivalent

Contact hours

  • 84

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

2 Jul 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

31 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to provide students with mathematical knowledge and skills needed to support their concurrent and subsequent engineering and science studies

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Perform simple operations involving determinants, the rank of a matrix and its null space (K2).
2. Perform operations with vectors and have a working understanding of vector spaces. Use vectors to calculate scalar and vector products, determine linear (in)dependence of vectors (K2, S1).
3. Use the methods of Gaussian elimination, Cramer’s rule and inverse matrices to solve systems of linear equations and apply them to relevant examples (K2, S1).
4. Describe straight lines and planes in three dimensions and the relationships between them (K2, S1).
5. Use curvilinear coordinates, linear transformations and conversions with parametric forms to solve simple problems. Determine the curvature and radius of curvature for a curve, angular velocity and torque (K2, S1).
6. Use complex numbers to solve equations, describe graphically complex numbers in the Argand plane (K2).