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18.06 Linear Algebra

As taught in: Spring 2005

A photograph of windows in Philadelphia, representing a block matrix.

These windows in Philadelphia represent a beautiful block matrix. (Photo courtesy Gail Corbett. Used with permission.)




Prof. Gilbert Strang

Course Features

Course Highlights

This course features a complete set of video lectures by Professor Gilbert Strang. There are also Java applets with sound as well as interactive Java applets. The text for this class is Introduction to Linear Algebra by Gilbert Strang.

Course Description

This is a basic subject on matrix theory and linear algebra. Emphasis is given to topics that will be useful in other disciplines, including systems of equations, vector spaces, determinants, eigenvalues, similarity, and positive definite matrices.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .swf, .jar, .ps.

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