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Linear Algebra - Foundations to Frontiers

Learn the theory of linear algebra hand-in-hand with the practice of software library development.

Start Date: Jan 29, 2014 Topics: Algebra, Linear Algebra


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Linear Algebra: Foundations to Frontiers (LAFF) is packed full of challenging, rewarding material that is essential for mathematicians, engineers, scientists, and anyone working with large datasets. Students appreciate our unique approach to teaching linear algebra because: In this course, you will learn all the standard topics that are taught in typical undergraduate linear algebra courses all over the world, but using our unique method, you'll also get more! LAFF was developed following the syllabus of an introductory linear algebra course at The University of Texas at Austin taught by Professor Robert van de Geijn, an expert on high performance linear algebra libraries. Through short videos, exercises, visualizations, and programming assignments, you will study Vector and Matrix Operations, Linear Transformations, Solving Systems of Equations, Vector Spaces, Linear Least-Squares, and Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors. In addition, you will get a glimpse of cutting edge research on the development of linear algebra libraries, which are used throughout computational science. We invite you to LAFF with us!


  • Dates: Jan 29, 2014
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructors: Robert van de Geijn, Maggie Myers
  • Institution: EdX
  • Topics: Algebra, Linear Algebra

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