Basic Mathematics (Algebra), SCI 113
http://www.math.uu.nl/people/dajani/SCI113.html
Lecturer:
Karma Dajani (k.dajani1@uu.nl)
Instructor exercise class (+ student assistent):
Alexander
Quintero Velez
and Wouter
Stekelenburg (W.P.Stekelenburg@students.uu.nl)
Spring semester
January 28 – May 19
Spring Break: March 2428
Lectures: Tuesday, 16:00  18:00 UCU Newton Building room E
Exercise classes: Thursday 13:4515:45UCU Newton Building
room E
Office hours: Tuesday 14:0016:00UCU, Newton Building room
Ee.
Course description:
In this course you will learn basic mathematical methods needed for
application
in the sciences. In particular, we will discuss complex numbers, matrix
algebra, the scalar and vector product of vectors, determinants, linear
transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, integration, Taylor
series, partial differentiation. The emphasis will be on linear
algebra.
Text:
D.W. Jordan and P. Smith
Mathematical Techniques
An introduction for the engineering, physical and mathematical
sciences
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2002. x+862 pp.
ISBN: 01992499720
Lecture Note (with pictures now)
Prerequisites: none.
Requirements: The course is divided into four periods of
more or less equal duration.
At the beginning of each period a home work assignment is given;
this has to be handed in by the end of the same period.
Moreover, each period will be concluded by a written test of 1
hour.
Your final grade will be based on your grades for the 4 written
assignments
and the 4 written tests (all grades counting with equal weight).
Advice:
Mathematics can only be learned through lots of practice.
It is therefore very important to do the suggested homework.
Do not postpone it. It is typical of mathematics that you need
to have digested basic material in order to be able to make progress
with more advanced topics.
Also: if there are things you do not understand, do not hesitate
to ask questions. This will not be frowned upon or counted
against
you. According to us there is no such thing as a stupid question!
Theory, homework and assignments
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Week 13 (9) MidTerm Break
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Week 20 (16)
 Tues 13/5: Test IV
Thur
15/5: Hand in assignment IV
between 13:45 and 14:00 (END
OF COURSE).
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