Linear Algebra

Mathematician Camille Jordan and a Jordan block matrix.

A Jordan block matrix superimposed on an image of the mathematician Camille Jordan. (Image courtesy of MIT OpenCourseWare. Based on an image from Wikimedia Commons.)


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Fall 2005



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This course features readings, study materials, and a complete set of exams.

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This course offers a rigorous treatment of linear algebra, including vector spaces, systems of linear equations, bases, linear independence, matrices, determinants, eigenvalues, inner products, quadratic forms, and canonical forms of matrices. Compared with Linear Algebra (18.06), more emphasis is placed on theory and proofs.

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Ciubotaru, Dan. 18.700 Linear Algebra, Fall 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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