# Linear Algebra - Foundations to Frontiers

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.

To see what former learners have to say about the course, read reviews on coursetalk.

We invite you to LAFF with us!

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Rating | 4.5★ based on 22 ratings |
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Length | 15 weeks |

Effort | 6 - 10 hours per week |

Starts | Jul 22 (4 weeks ago) |

Cost | $49 |

From | The University of Texas at Austin, UTAustinX via edX |

Instructors | Maggie Myers, Robert van de Geijn |

Download Videos | On all desktop and mobile devices |

Language | English |

Subjects | Programming Mathematics |

Tags | Computer Science Math |

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There are multiple homework exercises after almost every video and most weeks have one or more programming exercises where you implement and visualize linear algebra functions using tools the instructors have created.

I have been trying to dedicate sometime for Linear Algebra for a long time now, but only with the help of edX and the professors of this course that I only had the chance to schedule my time and efforts around this course.

Regards and Best Wishes, Trevor Farley (Australia) Linear Algebra - Foundations to Frontiers is an introductory linear algebra course that teaches linear algebra in the context of computing.

When I decided to watch some of Salman Khan’s linear algebra videos on Khan Academy to review for the final, I found his presentation of the same concepts more engaging and easier to understand.

LAFF provides everything you need to build a solid foundation in linear algebra—if you are able to remain attentive despite the dry presentation.

The staff are really helpful If this is offered again please don't miss it if you did not have a formal treatment of linear algebra.

I knew linear algebra a bit but did not get time to map it to programming.

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slicing and dicing
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Thanks to Dr. Maggie Myers and professor Robert van de Geijn for exposing, slicing and dicing the beauty of Linear Algebra.

Slicing and dicing matrices - Viewing the matrix as a collection of vectors and applying vector operations to matrices made matrix manipulation a lot easier.

If you want a soft start, it's not a bad course, and I hope the slicing and dicing practice gets reduced in the future offerings.

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It is clear that a tremendous amount of effort went into producing the materials for this course.

(For example, now I know why matrix multiplication is defined the way it is defined) I did the class by downloading the pdf from http://www.ulaff.net/ and read the book while doing the videos embedded in the pdf To the instructors: I am thankful to the instructors for the phenomenal amount of effort they put in preparing the book, embedding the videos, back link from answers to the text, and preparing all those slides (they are all made in latex, I guess).

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Rating | 4.5★ based on 22 ratings |
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Length | 15 weeks |

Effort | 6 - 10 hours per week |

Starts | Jul 22 (4 weeks ago) |

Cost | $49 |

From | The University of Texas at Austin, UTAustinX via edX |

Instructors | Maggie Myers, Robert van de Geijn |

Download Videos | On all desktop and mobile devices |

Language | English |

Subjects | Programming Mathematics |

Tags | Computer Science Math |

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