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Linear Algebra for Physics

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 4
Module lead
Andrew O'Bannon
Academic year

Module overview

Linear algebra is the branch of mathematics focused on linear equations, their solutions, and many topics naturally connected to these, such as matrices, vector spaces, inner products, and more. Physicists use linear algebra to describe an enormous number of phenomena, including some of the most important and fundamental, like normal mode oscillations, particle collisions, stability analysis, and more. This module covers the aspects of linear algebra used most commonly in physics, with examples from mechanics, electricity and magnetism, relativity, and more. The aim of the module is to provide students with an expanded skill set for solving problems in physics, and in the process, to reveal the deep and profound connections between different areas of physics.

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