Programme: Advanced Mathematics for Gifted Students
Course title: Linear Algebra
Course description: Linear algebra has wide applications to diverse areas in natural science, engineering, management, and social science. Instructed by university teachers, this course will provide gifted secondary school students with an introduction to the theory and techniques of linear algebra. It is a condensed version of "Linear Algebra" (a regular university course at The University of Hong Kong, coded as MATH1111), which is a foundation course for all mathematics students, and an important course for all students from the faculty of science. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, students will be given six credits if they eventually study in the faculty of science at HKU (for other HKU faculties, subject to approval).
Course contents: Same as a regular university course at HKU, this course will comprise lectures and tutorials. It will cover basic theory of linear algebra in the following areas:
Assessment: Assignments (10%), two midterm tests (40%) and one final exam (50%)
Dates: Eight Saturdays from July 7 to August 25, 2012
Time: 9:00-12:30 (lectures), 14:00-16:30 (tutorials)
Venue: The University of Hong Kong
Eligibility: Normally Form 7, Senior Secondary 1-3 students from local (or equivalent), and students in lower forms with strong interest in mathematics.
Pre-requisite: Applicants need to obtain good results in a screening test (will be held on June 2, 2012) given by HKU Department of Mathematics.
Language of Instruction: English
Programme Fee: HK$4,260
Remarks: Students with excellent performance will be granted scholarships. Students in financial need are eligible to apply for partial or full subsidies (please upload application letter together with supporting documents such as a copy of salary slip/income proof within three months online through "supporting documents--others").
Course Webpage and Online Application: Please visit http://www.als.hku.hk/summer/content.php?id=69 or visit http://www.als.hku.hk/summer/, and click "For Secondary School Students", and then "Linear Algebra", and follow the instructions. Application deadline is May 4th, 2012.
Additional Supporting Documents: Transcripts
|Dr. Guangyue HAN and Dr. Yuk Kam LAU|
|Tel: 28592250   Email: AMGS@maths.hku.hk|