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Linear Algebra I - MAT1503

Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To enable students to understand and apply the following basic concepts in linear algebra: non-homogeneous and homogeneous systems of linear equations, Gaussian and Jordan-Gauss elimination, matrices and matrix operations, elementary determinants by cofactor expansion, inverse of matrix using the adjoint, Cramer's rule, evaluating determinants using row/column reduction, properties of the determinant function, vectors in 2- , 3- and n- space, dot product, projections, cross product, areas of parallelograms and volumes of parallelepipeds determined by vectors, lines and planes in 3-space and complex numbers.