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SC01122868, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course First cycle degree in
SC1159, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 14.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GEOMETRY 1
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Mathematics
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
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Teacher in charge MAURIZIO CANDILERA MAT/03

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses MAT/03 Geometry 14.0

Course unit organization
Period Annual
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 6.0 60 90.0 No turn
Lecture 8.0 64 136.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 20/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Prerequisites: None
Target skills and knowledge: Fundamental notions of linear algebra and their applications to geometry, with particular attention to the study of vector spaces and linear functions.
Solving linear systems, application of determinants and determination of the Jordan form for the matrix of an endomorphism.
Linear subvarieties and their properties in affine and euclidean spaces.
Volume of simplices in euclidean space.
Spectral theorem (for symmetric and normal operators) and its applications.
Euler' classification of isometries in the plane and in tridimensional space.
Examination methods: Written test consisting in resolution of exercises and easy problems, followed by an oral assessment.
Course unit contents: Introduction to linear algebra and its applications to the geometry of finite dimensional affine and euclidean spaces.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Bertapelle A, Candilera M, Algebra lineare e primi elementi di Geometria. Milano: McGraw-Hill, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Kostrikin A I, Manin Yu I, Linear Algebra and Geometry. Moscow, London, New York: Gordon and Breach, 1989. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Hoffmann K, Kunze R, Linear Algebra (2nd Edition). --: Prentice Hall, 1971. (la parte di Geometria รจ carente)