Linear Algebra - Foundations to Frontiers

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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:

  • It’s visual.
  • It connects hand calculations, mathematical abstractions, and computer programming.
  • It illustrates the development of mathematical theory. 
  • It’s applicable.

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 assignme...

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:

  • It’s visual.
  • It connects hand calculations, mathematical abstractions, and computer programming.
  • It illustrates the development of mathematical theory. 
  • It’s applicable.

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.

MATLAB licenses will be made available to the participants free of charge for the duration of the course.

We invite you to LAFF with us!

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9/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 7 months ago
I studied linear algebra in 1974. This was an attempt to brush up on the basics. I am most interested in accessing linear algebra solvers in LAPACK to solve geophysics problems, so I liked the ties to programming. I learned enough about low rank to understand some geophysics applications.
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9/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 7 months ago
Very human feel to this course. Mistakes crop up but are sorted and discussed openly. Reflecting real life studying! Excellent communication and useful pointers/links to enable you to study personal areas of interest in greater detail if desired.
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9/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 7 months ago
Great course -- little bit lengthy -- excellent instructors -- be prepared to do serious work but you will be handsomely rewarded !!!
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9/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 7 months ago
A very thorough and engaging approach to introductory Linear Algebra. I found Professor van de Geijn's alternative presentations (geometric, programmatical, mathematical) of many of the topics to be helpful.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 7 months ago
This is an excellent course, really focussed on ensuring that students understand WHY the results of linear algebra hold, as well as how to compute with vectors and matrices. The instructors have obviously thought really hard about how to made this a pedagogically rich course, and it has paid off.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 7 months ago
Awesome Course! When I started I already knew how to get a matrix into row- echelon form, but I have learned so much more about Matrices and Vectors throughout the course. Also as a programmer this helps me see what algorithms work well for more complex mathematics.
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2/10 starsDropped
2 years, 5 months ago
This course is a bad joke. The assistant instructor is arrogant and ignorant. If you want to learn to write simple computer programs to multiply matrices, you'll get something from this course. If you want to learn linear algebra, forget it.
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