##### 5033 - Linear Algebra for Software Engineers

Course information

- Title
- Linear Algebra for Software Engineers
- Course number
- 5033.24
- Academic year
- 2023-2024
- ECTS
- 7.50
- Level
- Bachelor
- Faculties
- Science and Tecnology
- Educations
- BSc in Software Engineering
- Prerequisites
- Upper secondary school with mathematics at B-level.
- Language of instruction
- The course is taught in Faroese or in English if need be. The textbook is in English. Projects, assignments etc. are in Faroese and/or English.
- Registration
- Students on the second semester of Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering are automatically enrolled. Applicants for an individual course must apply via the Faculty of Science and Technology Office.
- Beginning date
- Monday, January 15, 2024
- End date
- Thursday, March 7, 2024

Academic content

- Purpose
- The purpose with the course is to give the students basic knowledge and skills in linear algebra for use in connection with information and communication technology as well as a foundation for further studies.
- Learning outcomes
- At the end of the course the student should be able to: • Use matrix calculus and Gauss elimination to solve systems of linear equations. • Analyze and explain the set of solutions in a vector space using the structure theorem. • Use vectors and matrices to describe 3D geometry – as part of this for applications such as computer graphics. • Solve 2D and 3D problems in Euclidean geometry, such as the set of intersection points distance between mathematical objects such as planes and lines. • Be able to use mathematical terminology and reasoning in written form. • Organize cooperation in a group about mathematical subjects and methods for a small project. • Use a symbolic software tool, at the time Maple, to solve and to illustrate mathematical problems.
- Content
- Systems of linear equations and linear maps. Matrixalgebra. Vektor spaces. Eigenvalue problems. Symmetric and orthogonal matrices. Geometry in 2 and 3 dimensions. Project writing. Usage of Maple.
- Learning and teaching approaches
- Classroom teaching (80 hours), self studies and written assignments (around 126 hours). The teaching will be in Faroese if it’s sufficient, otherwise English. The literature is primarily English.

Assessment

- Assessment method
- 3 hour written exam without electronic devices. The grade is based on the exam and the assessment of written assignments, which are weighted 75% and 25% respectively. The reexam is a 3 hour written exam without electronic devices.
- Examination (internal/external)
- External
- Grading scale
- 7-scale
- Exam date/dates
- The written examination is set for 15 March 2024
- Deadline for withdrawal from exam
- Monday, January 15, 2024

Academic responsibility and teachers

- Academic responsibility
- Mortan Janusarson Thomsen
- Teachers
- Mortan Janusarson Thomsen