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18.06 Linear Algebra, Fall 2002

The map L(s,t) = (s-t, s+t-1/2) as plotted by Maple.
The map L(s,t) = (s-t, s+t-1/2), as plotted by Maple.  (Used with permission by NC State University,

Highlights of this Course

This site features a complete set of video lectures by Professor Gilbert Strang. There is also a collection of old exams-dating to 1993-on the site, along with a variety of Java Applets, a list of required readings and the subject assignments. The text for this class is Introduction to Linear Algebra by Gilbert Strang, Wellesley-Cambridge Press (March 2003).

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Course Description

Basic subject on matrix theory and linear algebra, emphasizing topics useful in other disciplines, including systems of equations, vector spaces, determinants, eigenvalues, similarity, and positive definite matrices. Applications to least-squares approximations, stability of differential equations, networks, Fourier transforms, and Markov processes. Uses MATLAB®. Compared with 18.700 [also Linear Algebra], more emphasis on matrix algorithms and many applications.


MATLAB® is a trademark of The MathWorks, Inc.



Prof. Gilbert Strang

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
1 hour / session




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