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TOPICS IN LINEAR ALGEBRA AND GEOMETRY (Ult. numero di matricola da 5 a 9)
IN08122537, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
IN0510, Degree course structure A.Y. 2012/13, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track AMBIENTE E TERRITORIO [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination TOPICS IN LINEAR ALGEBRA AND GEOMETRY
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge ORSOLA TOMMASI MAT/03

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
IN08122537 TOPICS IN LINEAR ALGEBRA AND GEOMETRY (Ult. numero di matricola da 5 a 9) ORSOLA TOMMASI IN0505

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses MAT/03 Geometry 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2012 course timetable

Prerequisites: It is assumed that students are familiar with the high school Mathematics curriculum. Specifically, the student is required to be acquainted with the topics in Mathematics and Logic upon which the compulsory entry test for the Engeenering School at Padova Universityis based. More details available online at
Target skills and knowledge: Ability to to use in concrete problems the basic techniques of linear algebra: solving linear systems, matrix calculus (determinants, characteristic polynomial, diagonalization), orthogonal projections. Linear geometry of Euclidean space (equations for lines and planes, computing distances, intersections, parallelism).
Examination methods: Written exam, possibly with an additional oral examination in exceptional cases. Possibility of substituting the final exam with two smaller written tests held during the course.
Assessment criteria: The amount of competence in the techniques introduced during the course will be verified by checking the ability to solve written exercises.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures and exercise sheets (available on Moodle).
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Cantarini, Chiarellotto, Fiorot, Un corso di matematica.. Padova: Progetto, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Cantarini, Nicoletta; Chiarellotto, Bruno, <<Un >>corso di matematicateoria ed esercizi Nicoletta Cantarini, Bruno Chiarellotto, Luisa Fiorot. Padova: Libreria progetto, --. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Problem solving
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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