Week 1

We started the first chapter on Linear Algebra. Essentially, for us, simultaneous equations. We looked at Gaussian Elimination including Partial Pivoting, which is required in the presence of rounding. We looked at four examples, but had no tutorial time.

Gaussian Elimination Tutor

If you download Maple (see Student Resources), there is a Maple Tutor that is easy to use and will help you with Gaussian Elimination. Open up Maple and go to Tools -> Tutors -> Linear Algebra -> Gaussian Elimination.

Week 2

We will have tutorial time on Monday, then finish the Gaussian Elimination examples on Wednesday, and maybe begin to look at applications of linear systems to traffic and pipe flow.

Assignment 1

Assignment 1 has a (provisional) hand-in date of  Thursday 23 February (Week 5). More information next week once the class list has settled down.


Please feel free to ask me questions about the exercises via email or even better on this webpage.

Student Resources

Please see the Student Resources tab on the top of this page for information on the Academic Learning Centre, etc..