5033 - Linear Algebra for Software Engineers
Course information
Linear Algebra for Software Engineers
Course number
Academic year
Science and Tecnology
BSc in Software Engineering
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.
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
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.
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 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)
Grading 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
Mortan Janusarson Thomsen