MATH10290 Linear Algebra for Science

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module is offered to first year science students. It is a comprehensive introduction into basic linear-algebraic structures and methods. It covers linear systems, algebra of matrices and analytic geometry in up to three dimensions. The main emphasis is put on methodological aspects as opposed to theoretical aspects and rigid theorem proving. Applications to science are part of the discussion.

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Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to recognise problems that can be solved by linear systems, and solve them. They should be able to perform standard calculations with matrices, and understand basic concepts of Euclidean geometry in two and three dimensional space.

Indicative Module Content:

Linear Systems
Matrix Algebra
Invertible Matrices
Vector Geometry in 2-dimensions
Vector Geometry in 3-dimensions

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Flipped classroom (some lecture hours might be transformed in Q&A sessions),
Enquiry & Problem-Based Learning

Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
MATH10030 - Maths for Business, MATH10050 - Linear Algebra & Geom, MATH10120 - Linear Algebra Apps to Econ, MATH10200 - Matrix Algebra, MATH10240 - Mathematics for Agriculture II, MATH10250 - Intro Calculus for Engineers , MATH10260 - Linear Algebra for Engineers, MATH10270 - Linear Algebra in the Math Sci, MATH10280 - Linear Algebra in the Phys.Sci, MATH10340 - Linear Algebra 1 (MPS), MATH10390 - Linear Algebra (Online), MATH20130 - Fund. Actuarial Mathematics I, MST10030 - Linear Algebra I

Matrices & Vectors (MATH10090)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Continuous Assessment: Includes online based assignments Varies over the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Examination: 2 Hour Examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Standard conversion grade scale 40% No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback

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Name Role
Mr Oisin Campion Tutor
Mrs Catherine Jeffares Tutor
Konstantinos Maronikolakis Tutor
Mr Peter Neamti Tutor
Arani Paul Tutor