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Linear Algebra and Applications for Computing MATH 7908

Mathematics Course

Course details

This course covers the basics of linear algebra and related topics, including vector algebra with its application to 3D geometry, matrix algebra with application to solving systems of linear equations, complex numbers/ vectors and discrete Fourier Transforms. Matrix topics will include linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, similarity of matrices and applications of these. Concepts such as vector spaces, inner product spaces, and symmetric and orthogonal matrices are also introduced. Computer algorithms for performing various matrix operations and calculations and discrete Fourier Transforms will be explored.

Prerequisite(s)

  • Acceptance into CST BTech program.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$697.50

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of MATH 7908 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 86216

Duration

Sat Jan 07 - Sat Apr 01 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 86216
  • $697.50
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Apr 01 Sat 09:00 - 12:45 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 2004
Instructor

Maryam Heshmatzadeh

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$697.50

Important information
  1. Prerequisite: Acceptance into CST BTech program. THIS COURSE WILL BE DELIVERED IN-PERSON.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Solve systems of linear equations using common analytical and numerical matrix-based methods.
  • Perform matrix algebra calculations using +, -, ×, inversion, determinants and other common matrix operations.
  • Illustrate the use of vectors in 2- and 3-D space and the associated algebra of vectors, including the norm of a vector, vector arithmetic, and the dot/cross products with applications of vectors to lines and planes in 3-D space.
  • Use complex numbers, including complex vectors and matrices including quaternions.
  • Calculate the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a matrix and apply to diagonalization of matrices.
  • Implement common computer algorithms for matrix calculations, such as decomposition, discrete Fourier Transforms and solving systems of equations.
  • Explain the function of Fourier transforms.
  • Explain general vector spaces and find the basis of a vector space along with its associated characteristics.
  • Determine transformations, mappings and projections between vector spaces.
  • Use matrices in an applied context, e.g. computer graphics, cryptography, principal component analysis, signal filter, etc..

Effective as of Fall 2018

Related Programs

Linear Algebra and Applications for Computing (MATH 7908) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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    Bachelor of Technology Part-time
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    Bachelor of Technology Full-time
  3. Computer Systems (Human Computer Interface Option)
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  4. Computer Systems (Network Security Administration Option)
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  5. Computer Systems (Network Security Applications Development)
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  7. Computer Systems (Wireless and Mobile Applications Development Option)
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