EMTH211-17S2 (C) Semester Two 2017

# Engineering Linear Algebra and Statistics

15 points

Details:
 Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2017 End Date: Sunday, 19 November 2017
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
• Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 July 2017
• Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 13 October 2017

## Description

A linear/matrix algebra course using MATLAB, with engineering applications and a component of statistics for engineers.

This is a second semester course for students doing electrical, mechatronics or computer engineering.

Themes include:
• using geometry to understand the behaviour of vectors, matrices and random variables
• the language of linear algebra (new words to describe the relationships between vectors and spaces)
• matrix factorizations (understanding matrices in terms of simpler matrices)

Topics include:
• more about systems of linear equations (LU factorizations, error estimates, iterative methods)
• applications of eigenvalues and eigenvectors (including Markov chains, population modelling and recurrence relations)
• projections onto subspaces, and QR-factorizations, with applications to finding least squares solutions
• linear regression and measuring goodness-of-fit

## Learning Outcomes

• to be proficient in the basic methods of linear and matrix algebra
• to be able to use these methods and MATLAB to solve problems in engineering
• to be able to use these methods and MATLAB to discover structures and patterns in engineering data
• to develop written and oral communication skills, emphasizing the ability to explain what the mathematics means

## Prerequisites

Subject to approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry. RP: EMTH210

## Restrictions

EMTH203, EMTH204, MATH203, MATH254, MATH252, MATH251

## Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage
Lab classes (attendance & participation) 10%
Assignment 20%
Test 20%
Final examination 50%

## Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading: Poole, Linear Algebra: A Modern Introduction, Brooks/Cole, 2nd, 3rd or
4th Edition.

## Indicative Fees

Domestic fee \$919.00

International fee \$5,000.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics .

## All EMTH211 Occurrences

• EMTH211-17S2 (C) Semester Two 2017