Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Linear Algebra and Analytic Geometry

Code

11505

Academic unit

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Department

Departamento de Matemática

Credits

6.0

Teacher in charge

Maria Cecília Perdigão Dias da Silva

Weekly hours

5

Total hours

41

Teaching language

Português

Objectives

The student is supposed acquire basic knowledge on Linear Algebra (vide Program) and that, in learning process, logical reasoning and critical mind are developed. 

Prerequisites

The student must be familiar with mathematics taught at pre-university level in Portugal (science area).

Subject matter

LINEAR ALGEBRA AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY


1 – Matrices: Definitions and basic results. Row-echelon form. Matrices and elementary row/column operations. Characterization of invertible matrices and determination of the inverse.


2 – Systems of Linear Equations: Equivalent systems. Matricial representation of a system of linear equations. Resolution and discution of systems.

 


3 – Determinants: Definition and properties. Determinant of the product. Classical adjoint (adjugate) of a matrix. Computation of the inverse from the adjugate.


4 – Vector Spaces: Definition and properties. Subspaces. Intersection and sum of subspaces and the relation of their dimensions. Linear combinations and subspace generated by a system of vectors. Principal results about linear dependence/independence of a system of vectors. Bases. Extension to a basis of a linearly independent system of vectors.


5 – Linear Transformations: Properties. Dimension theorem and other fundamental results. Matrix of a linear transformation and of composition of transformations. Matrices and changing of bases.


6 – Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors: Eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a matrix/linear operator. Eigenspaces. Algebraic and geometric multiplicity. Diagonalisable matrices/linear operators.


7 - Inner, Vector and Mixed Products: Definitions and properties in R3.


8 – Analytic Geometry: Cartesian representations of the straight line and the plane. Metric and no metric problems.

 

Bibliography



ISABEL CABRAL, CECÍLIA PERDIGÃO, CARLOS SAIAGO, Álgebra Linear, Escolar Editora, 2014 (4th Edition).

T. S. Blyth e E. F. Robertson, Essential student algebra. Volume two: Matrices and Vector Spaces, Chapman and Hall, 1986.

T. S. Blyth e E. F. Robertson, Basic Linear Algebra (Springer undergraduate mathematics series), Springer, 1998.

S. J. Leon, Linear Algebra with Applications, 6th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2002.

J. V. Carvalho, Álgebra Linear e Geometria Analítica, texto de curso ministrado na Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Departamento de Matemática da FCT/UNL, 2000. http://ferrari.dmat.fct.unl.pt/personal/jvc/alga2000.html

E. GIRALDES, V. H. FERNANDES e M. P. M. SMITH, Álgebra Linear e Geometria Analítica, McGraw-Hill de Portugal, 1995.

Teaching method

Theoretical classes and pratical classes.

Evaluation method

There are three tests that can substitute the final exam in case of approval. Otherwise the student must succeed the final exam. More detailed rules are available in the Portuguese version.

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