Advanced Functions (MHF4U0)
Independent Study Unit - Matrices
Post secondary study often requires the student to actively engage in the
independent acquisition of concepts and ideas from multiple resources.
the purpose of this I.S.U. is to develop academic skills that will assist the student in
a post-secondary environment.
The components of this I.S.U. are outlined as
Using the package posted on Angel students should become familiar with the
following basic concepts involving matrices:
a) Matrices and Matrix Operations. Matrix Notation, and Terminology (Page 23).
b) Definition of a Matrix, Examples of Matrices (Column, Row, Square Matrix)
c) Operations with Matrices (Addition, Subtraction, Scalar Multiplies, Equal
Matrices) (Pages 25-30)
d) Transpose of a Matrix (Pages 32-33)
e) Properties of matrix Operations (Page 37)
After the students mastered these basic concepts, from "a" to "e" they should
move back to the beginning of the package and study:
f) Introduction to Systems of Linear Equations (Pages 2-4)
g) Augmented Matrices and Elementary Row Operations and Examples (Pages 4-
h) Solving Systems of Linear Equations using Gaussian Elimination and Gauss-
Compile a concise note for each section that will allow you to study from.
Complete enough work from each section that you feel comfortable with the
Complete the homework handout attached on ANGEL.
Be prepared to write a test on Matrices sometime in January.
The teacher will be available in the classroom, as a resource during specific ISU
Check course website calendar for specific dates.