MAT-30045 - Linear Algebra and Rings
Coordinator: Feyisayo Olukoya
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733075

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23


Available as a Free Standing Elective





MAT-20025 Abstract Algebra

Barred Combinations


Description for 2022/23

This module will introduce students to more advanced ideas in vector spaces and rings, building on the introduction to these mathematical structures at level 5. The module aims to broaden the scope of these ideas and to prepare students for more advanced study of these topics at Level 7.

Intended Learning Outcomes

recall the definition of a linear transformation and be able to prove and apply associated results, including the use of linear transformations to change between bases in a vector space: 1,3
recall the definitions of eigenvalue and eigenvector of a linear transformation and apply these concepts to, inter alia, the diagonalisation of square matrices: 1,3
define different types of ring, and state and prove associated results: 2,3
recognise and define ideals and Euclidean domains, prove associated results and/or solve associated problems: define polynomial rings and solve associated problems:

Study hours

Learning/teaching comprises 30 hours video lectures, and 5 hours flipped examples classes.
Independent study comprises 30 hours examples class preparation, 10 hours for completion of assignment, 20 hours preparation for examination, 53 hours consolidation of lecture material, and 2 hours final exam.

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Assignment weighted 15%
Linear Algebra assignment
Take-home, written assignment. This consists of a set of questions with pre-allocated space for written solutions. Students should expect to spend 5 hours on the assessment.

2: Coursework weighted 15%
Ring Theory Coursework
Take-home written coursework covering the Ring Theory part of the module. Students should expect to spend 5 hours on the assessment.

3: Exam weighted 70%
Closed-book examination
The examination paper will consist of no less than five and not more than eight questions all of which are compulsory. The examination will be closed book.