MB151 Linear models

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 3 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Mgr. Ondřej Klíma, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. RNDr. Jan Slovák, DrSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Milan Bačík (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martin Doležal (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Josef Šilhan, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Ondřej Klíma, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Ondřej Klíma, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Mathematics and Statistics - Departments - Faculty of Science
Prerequisites (in Czech)
IB000 Math. Foundations of CS && ( ! MB101 Mathematics I && ! MB201 Linear models B )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
Introduction to linear algebra and analytical geometry.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students should be able to: understand basic concepts of linear algebra; apply these concepts to iterated linear processes; solve basic problems in analytical geometry.
  • The course is the first part of the four semester block of Mathematics. In the entire course, the fundamentals of general algebra and number theory, linear algebra, mathematical analysis, numerical methods, combinatorics, as well as probability and statistics are presented. Content of the course Linear models:
  • 1. Vectors and matrices (3 weeks) -- vectors, vector space, linear independence, basis, linear mappings, matrices, matrix calculus and determinants, orthogonality, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
  • 2. Linear models (3 weeks) -- systems of linear (in)equalities, linear programming problem, linear difference equations, iterated linear processes (population models) and Markov chains.
  • 3. Analytical geometry (2 weeks) -- geometrical applications: line, plane, parametric versus non-parametric descriptions, positioning of planes and lines, projective space extension, angle, length, volume, elementary classification of quadrics.
    recommended literature
  • MOTL, Luboš and Miloš ZAHRADNÍK. Pěstujeme lineární algebru. 3. vyd. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, nakladatelství Karolinum, 2002. 348 s. ISBN 8024604213. info
  • RILEY, K.F., M.P. HOBSON and S.J. BENCE. Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering. second edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 1232 pp. ISBN 0 521 89067 5. info
  • J. Slovák, M. Panák a kolektiv, Matematika drsně a svižně, učebnice v přípravě
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  • FUCHS, Eduard. Logika a teorie množin (Úvod do oboru). 1. vyd. Brno: Rektorát UJEP, 1978. 175 s. info
  • HORÁK, Pavel. Algebra a teoretická aritmetika. 2. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1993. 145 s. ISBN 8021008164. info
Teaching methods
Two hours of lectures, two hours of tutorial. Lecture covering the theory with illustrative solved problems. Tutorials devoted to solving numerical problems.
Assessment methods
During the semester, two obligatory mid-term exams are evaluated (each for max 10 points). In the seminar groups there are 5 tests during the semester. The seminars are evaluated in total by max 5 points. Students, who collect during the semester (i.e., from tests and mid-term exams) less than 8 points, are graded as X and they do not proceed to the final examination. The final exam is two hours long and written for max 20 points. For successful examination (the grade at least E) the student needs in total 22 points or more.
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The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
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