# Linear Algebra

## Objectives

In this curricular unit we intend that the students develop their habilities in logic thought and calculus, essential for other curricular units. The main goal is learning the fundamentals of Linear Algebra.

## General characterization

100001

4.0

##### Responsible teacher

Patrícia Santos Ribeiro

##### Hours

Weekly - Available soon

Total - Available soon

##### Teaching language

Portuguese. If there are Erasmus students, classes will be taught in English

### Prerequisites

There are no requirements

### Bibliography

Lay, D., Linear Algebra and its applications, 3rd ed., Pearson Education, 2006.; Sydsæter, K, Hammond, P., Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis, 2nd ed., Prentice Hall, 2006.; Giraldes, E., Fernandes, V. H. e Smith, M. P. M, Curso de Álgebra Linear e Geometria Analítica, Editora McGraw-Hill de Portugal, 1995. ; Cabral, I., Perdigão, C., Saiago, C., Álgebra Linear, Escolar Editora, 2008.; Monteiro, A., Pinto, G. e Marques, C., Álgebra Linear e Geometria Analítica (Problemas e Exercícios), McGraw-Hill, 1997.

### Teaching method

Lectures and practical classes in order to solve exercises

### Evaluation method

Continue evaluation:
2 tests during the semester (minimum grade: 9,5 points)Final classification: average of the two tests.

Exam Evaluation (only in 2nd season):
Final Exam (100%) (minimum grade: 9,5 points)

## Subject matter

1. Vector Spaces
1.1. Dependence and linear combination of vectors.
1.2. Vector Subspaces.
1.3. Base and dimension of a vector space.
2. Matrices
2.1. Definition and classification of matrices.
2.2. Operations between matrices.
2.3. Caracteristic of a matrix; Inverse of a matrix.
3. Determinants
3.1. Calculation and proprieties of determinants.
3.2. Minors and algebric complements.