# SF1618 Analytical Methods and Linear Algebra I 12.0 credits

### This course has been discontinued.

Last planned examination: Spring 2000

Decision to discontinue this course: *No information inserted*

Basic course in introductory linear algebra and calculus of one variable with applications.

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## Content and learning outcomes

### Course contents^{}

After the course, the students should be able to

- Define and interpret the fundamental concepts: elementary functions, limit, continuity, derivative, integral, infinite series, complex number, matrix, determinant, vector, dot product, cross product, triple product, line, plane.
- Investigate curves and analyze inequalities by using derivatives.
- Solve and geometrically interpret systems of linear equations.
- Use vector algebra to evaluate projections, distance, areas and volumes.
- Use Taylor polynomials to approximate functions.
- Evaluate limits using Taylor expansion and l’Hospital’s Rule.
- Solve first or second order linear differential equation with constant coefficients.
- Evaluate some definite integrals using antiderivatives.
- Use the methods of integration to evaluate areas and volumes.
- Determine whether or not an improper integral converges.
- Determine whether a series converges or diverges
- Derive some formulas and theorems.

### Intended learning outcomes^{}

After passing the course, the students should be able to

*Fundamental concepts*

use the fundamental concepts of calculus, linear algebra and geometry: integers, real number, function, limit, continuity, derivative, integral, complex number, matrix, determinant, vector, line, plane.

*Usage of language*

write mathematical text using notation for variables, parameters, sum, limit, derivative and integral.

*Reasoning*

perform mathematical reasoning using: implications, equivalences, proof by contradiction and proof by induction.

*Mathematical modelling*

set up mathematical models and problems expressed in the terms of the fundamental concepts.

*Problem solving*

use classical solution methods of calculus, linear algebra and vector geometry.

*Complementary aims*

After the course the student should have

- Achieved a study technique that lays as basis for prosperous learning of the mathematical, scientific and technical subjects.
- Insights on how mathematical tools and thinking can be used in the further education and future professional life.

### Course disposition

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## Literature and preparations

### Specific prerequisites^{}

To be able to profit by the course, the student should have the previous knowledge corresponding to ”general and specific eligibility for the Master of Science in Engineering programme”.

### Recommended prerequisites

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### Equipment

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### Literature

E. Petermann, Linjär geometri och algebra. ISBN 91-44-02119-4.

E. Petermann, Analytiska metoder I, 4:e upplagan. ISBN 91-44-01456-2.

E. Petermann, Analytiska metoder I, Övningsbok, 2:a upplagan. ISBN 91-44-01494-5

## Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

### Grading scale^{}

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

### Examination^{}

- TEN1 - Examination, 12.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

### Other requirements for final grade^{}

The course objectives are written with intent to satisfy a grade of E or higher and will be examined through continuous examination and a written exam (TEN1; 12 credits). It will be up to the coordinating teacher to decide the forms of the continuous examination.

### Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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### Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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### Examiner

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### Ethical approach^{}

- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

## Further information

### Course web

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### Offered by

### Main field of study^{}

Mathematics, Technology

### Education cycle^{}

First cycle

### Add-on studies

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