# 406-0141-AAL Linear Algebra

Semester | Autumn Semester 2018 |

Lecturers | M. Auer |

Periodicity | every semester recurring course |

Language of instruction | English |

Comment | Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement. Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. |

Abstract | Introduction to Linear Algebra and Numerical Analysis for Engineers. This reading course is based on chapters from the book "Introduction to Linear Algebra" by Gilbert Strang (SIAM 2009), and "A first Course in Numerical Methods" by U. Ascher and C. Greif (SIAM, 2011). |

Learning objective | To acquire basic knowledge of Linear Algebra and some aspects of related numerical metjhods and the ability to apply basic algorithms to simple problems. |

Content | 1 Introduction, calculations using MATLAB 2 Linear systems I 3 Linear systems II 4 Scalar- & vektorproduct 5 Basics of matrix algebra 6 Linear maps 7 Orthogonal maps 8 Trace & determinant 9 General vectorspaces 10 Metric & scalarproducts 11 Basis, basistransform & similar matrices 12 Eigenvalues & eigenvectors 13 Spectral theorem & diagonalisation 14 Repetition |

Literature | Gilbert Strang, Introduction to Linear Algebra, 4th ed., SIAM & Wellesley-Cambridge Press, 2009. U. Ascher and C. Greif, A first Course in Numerical Methods", SIAM, 2011. |

Prerequisites / Notice | Knowledge of elementary calculus |