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Matrix Algebra for Engineers

This course is all about matrices, and concisely covers the linear algebra that an engineer should know. We define matrices and how to add and multiply them, and introduce some special types of matrices. We describe the Gaussian elimination algorithm used to solve systems of linear equations and the corresponding LU decomposition of a matrix. We explain the concept of vector spaces and define the main vocabulary of linear algebra. We develop the theory of determinants and use it to solve the eigenvalue problem. After each video, there are problems to solve and I have tried to choose problems that exemplify the main idea of the lecture. I try to give enough problems for students to solidify their understanding of the material, but not so many that students feel overwhelmed and drop out. I do encourage students to attempt the given problems, but if they get stuck, full solutions can be found in the lecture notes for the course. The mathematics in this matrix algebra course is presented at the level of an advanced high school student, but typically students would take this course after completing a university-level single variable calculus course. There are no derivatives or integrals in this course, but student's are expected to have a certain level of mathematical maturity. Nevertheless, anyone who wants to learn the basics of matrix algebra is welcome to join. Lecture notes may be downloaded at https://bookboon.com/en/matrix-algebra-for-engineers-ebook or http://www.math.ust.hk/~machas/matrix-algebra-for-engineers.pdf Watch the course overview video at https://youtu.be/IZcyZHomFQc

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Rating 4.8 based on 66 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week
Starts Jul 15 (6 days ago)
Cost $49
From The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera
Instructor Jeffrey R. Chasnov
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Language English
Subjects Engineering Mathematics
Tags Physical Science And Engineering Math And Logic Electrical Engineering

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linear algebra in 9 reviews

Prof. Chasnov has explained the fundamental concepts of linear algebra in a clear and friendly way.

Really good course to start linear algebra.

The course is good for new to linear algebra to build a foundation.

Prof. Chasnov has explained the fundamental concepts of linear algebra in a clear and friendly way.Excellent course.

very well explained the key concepts of matrix Insight into different structures of Matrices, how to work with them, basic linear Algebra skills best course.

this course just take up your level of understanding Very systematic course ,not a typical first course in linear algebra but brilliant overall .Extremely useful for engineers.Highly recommended!!!

This course gives a solid foundation to Linear Algebra.

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matrix algebra in 8 reviews

One of highlight is to compute the least square problem (fitting something) using matrix algebra and solving eigenvalue problem.

This was an interesting course, and I learned a lot about matrix algebra.

But, overall I feel the course is very good to get a background on Matrix algebra.

I've never learned any linear/matrix algebra before, but Dr. Jeffery Chasnov explained so well for me to understand.

good Hands-on matrix algebra, very practical and not complex Very good course, I've done bits of matrix algebra before but wanted a nice refresher for my needs and this gave me that.

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Really like the fact that the videos were backed by a comprehensive set lecture notes with problems AND solutions, including some proofs.

Lecture notes with examples in PDF form are especially helpful.

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I might write my own someday :D Excellent course, thanks so much!

very good course its really useful and i learn so much through this course , thanks for all who is help us to learn more and more .

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Very informative and well organized.

This course is really well organized and comes with a pdf textbook that completely covers the lectures.

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Rating 4.8 based on 66 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week
Starts Jul 15 (6 days ago)
Cost $49
From The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera
Instructor Jeffrey R. Chasnov
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Engineering Mathematics
Tags Physical Science And Engineering Math And Logic Electrical Engineering

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