MAT1060 – Mathematics for applications 2
Changes in the course due to coronavirus Spring 2020
Teaching and examinations will take place digitally. This may result in changes to your schedule, mandatory activities, exam form and grading scale. See updated information on the semester page and in Canvas.
The course provides an introduction to the use of mathematics as a tool for understanding physical processes. The main emphasis is on linear algebra, in particular as a tool for understanding discrete dynamical processes. Emphasis is also placed on the use of digital tools to visualize the theory and to perform quantitative computations within the models.
After completing the course you:
- will have skills in vector calculus, matrices and elementary spectral theory;
- are able to use linear algebra to establish dynamical models, and to study stability and equilibrium;
- are trained in the use of digital tools to perform computations in linear algebra;
- know about general vector spaces of arbitrary dimension, including function spaces of infinite dimension;
- are familiar with the concepts of inner product, orthogonality and their applications;
- know about linear maps between vector spaces in general, how they may be represented, and their basic properties;
- have knowledge about how one can study symmetries via group theory, you know what a permutation is, and you have basic knowledge in abstract group theory;
- have knowledge about how symmetry groups can be studied through their representations on complex vector spaces;
- know how characters can be used in the classification of representations of the symmetry groups;
- know what crystalline structures are, and how they can be studied by means of group theory.
Admission to the course
Students at UiO register for courses and exams in Studentweb.
Special admission requirements
In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:
Mathematics R1 (or Mathematics S1 and S2) + R2
And in addition one of these:
Information technology (1+2)
Technology and theories of research (1+2)
The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies (in Norwegian).
Recommended previous knowledge
- 5 credits overlap with MAT1001 – Mathematics 1 (discontinued).
- 3 credits overlap with MAT1110 – Calculus and Linear Algebra.
- 3 credits overlap with MAT1012 – Mathematics 2 (discontinued).
4 hours of lectures and 2 hours of problem solving in plenum per week.
FInal written examination.
Examination support material
Information about approved calculators (Norwegian only)
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more: