The course aims to make students confident in understanding and using basic mathematical concepts and techniques for later year courses in Computing. The course is co-taught by Mahdi Cheraghchi and Marc Deisenroth.

## Syllabus

- Sequences, Series and Power Series (~8 lectures)
- Linear Algebra (~12 lectures)
- Solving Linear Equation Systems
- Groups
- Matrices
- Linear Mappings
- Basis and Dimension
- Kernel and Nullspace
- Determinants
- Eigenvalues, Eigenvectors, Eigenspaces
- Diagonalization
- Scalar Products
- Affine Mappings
- Projections
- Rotations

## Lectures

Mondays, 16:00 – 18:00 (LT 311)

Fridays, 11:00 – 13:00 (LT 308)

## Coursework

This year, coursework will be submitted electronically in pdf format. The submission deadline is **Friday, 10:00**. We provide a LaTeX template for a full electronic submission (preferred), but you can also scan in your hand-written answers.

## Course Support Leader

Pedro Mediano

## Small-Group Tutorials (MMTs)

Group |
Tutor |
Time |
Room |

1 | Marta Garnelo | Thu, 15:00 | 219B |

2 | Chen Qin | Thu, 16:00 | 219B |

3 | Kyriacos Nikiforou | Thu, 16:00 | 219C |

4 | Ozan Oktay | Thu, 17:00 | 219A |

5 | Antoine Toisoul | We, 11:00 | 219A |

6 | Vahan Hovhannisyan | We, 11:00 | 219B |

7 | Amir Alansary | Thu, 17:00 | 219B |

8 | Christina Koutsoumpa | Thu, 16:00 | 219A |

9 | Daniel Coelho de Castro | Thu, 14:00 | 219A |

10 | Jo Schlemper | Thu, 13:00 | 219A |

11 | Matthew Lee | Thu, 16:00 | 554 |

12 | Patrick Ah-Fat | Thu, 14:00 | 219B |

13 | Pete Harrison | We, 12:00 | 219B |

14 | Romain Barnoud | Tue, 11:00 | 219A |

15 | Irina Spulber | Thu, 15:00 | 219A |

16 | Andreea-Ingrid Funie | We, 11:00 | 219C |

17 | Steven McDonagh | We, 11:00 | 554 |

18 | Shengjia Shao | We, 12:00 | 219A |

## Tests:

- Diagnostic Exercise: October 6, 15:00 (LT 308)
- Christmas Test: December 2, 16:00 (preliminary date)

## Introduction Lecture

October 6, 14:00 – 16:00 (LT 308)

## Course Material

- Lecture Notes
- Lecture Notes (font for easy reading)
- Summary of useful mathematical tools (pre-requisites, by J Bradley and D de Jager)
- Gilbert Strang:
*Introduction to Linear Algebra*. Wellesley-Cambridge Press, 2003. - Jörg Liesen and Volker Mehrmann:
*Linear Algebra*. Springer, 2015.

## Additional Resources

- Linear Algebra exercises (by R Beezer, University of Puget Sound)
- Linear Algebra exercises (by J Erdman, Portland State University)
- Linear Algebra notes and exercises (by D Cherney, T Denton,

R Thomas and A Waldron, UC Davis) - LaTeX tutorial 1
- LaTeX tutorial 2
- LaTeX Wiki
- Overleaf: Online LaTeX editor