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401-0141-00L  Linear Algebra and Numerical Analysis

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersV. C. Gradinaru, R. Käppeli
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman

Catalogue data

AbstractIntroduction to Linear Algebra and Numerical Analysis with emphasis on both abstract concepts and algorithms.
ObjectiveTo acquire basic knowledge of Linear Algebra and Numerical Methods. Enhanced capability for abstract and algorithmic thinking based on mathematical concepts and models. Ability to select appropriate numerical linear algebra methods, to apply them properly and to implement them efficiently in MATLAB.
Content1. Linear systems of equations
2. Vector and matrix calculus
3. Subspaces and bases
4. The Euclidean space Rn
5. Numerical linear algebra with MATLAB
6. Linear mappings [optional]
7. Diagonalization (eigenproblems)
Lecture notesFür weitere Informationen:
LiteratureK. Nipp, D. Stoffer, Lineare Algebra, VdF Hochschulverlag ETH

G. Strang, Lineare Algebra, Springer

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
In examination block forBachelor's Programme in Civil Engineering 2010; Version 20.08.2013 (Examination Block)
Bachelor's Programme in Civil Engineering 2014; Version 01.08.2016 (Examination Block)
Bachelor's Programme in Environmental Engineering 2010; Version 29.10.2013 (Examination Block)
Bachelor's Programme in Environmental Engineering 2010; Version 07.03.2018 (Examination Block)
Bachelor's Programme in Geomatic Engineering and Planning 2010; Version 27.02.2018 (Examination Block)
ECTS credits5 credits
ExaminersR. Käppeli, V. C. Gradinaru
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 120 minutes
Written aids20 Seiten A4 eigenhaendig handschriftlich (!) verfasste Zusammenfassung, nicht ausgedruckt, nicht kopiert. Sonst keine Hilfsmittel zugelassen.
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

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401-0141-00 VLineare Algebra und Numerische Mathematik3 hrs
Wed08-10HCI G 7 »
Thu/2w10-12HG F 1 »
V. C. Gradinaru, R. Käppeli
401-0141-00 ULineare Algebra und Numerische Mathematik
Übungen Mi 13-14 oder Mi 14-15 gemäss Gruppeneinteilung.

Zusätzlich wird eine Zentralpräsenz angeboten:
Mo 16-19 im HCP E 47.2 (Hönggerberg)
Mi 16-19 im HCP E 47.2 (Hönggerberg)
Fr 17-20 im HG E 41 (Zentrum)
1 hrs
Wed13-14HCI D 4 »
13-14HCI D 6 »
13-14HCI F 2 »
13-14HIL B 21 »
13-14HIL E 10.1 »
13-14HIT F 32 »
13-14HPK D 24.2 »
14-15HCI D 4 »
14-15HCI D 6 »
14-15HCI F 2 »
14-15HIL B 21 »
14-15HIL E 10.1 »
14-15HIT F 32 »
14-15HPK D 24.2 »
V. C. Gradinaru, R. Käppeli


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Offered in

Civil Engineering BachelorFirst Year ExaminationsOInformation
Geomatic Engineering and Planning BachelorFirst Year ExaminationsOInformation
Environmental Engineering BachelorFirst Year Examinations (1. Sem.)OInformation