18.700 Linear Algebra

Fall 2005

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 OCW. Based on an image from Wikimedia Commons.)

Course Highlights

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

Course Description

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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Dr. Dan Ciubotaru

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
1 hour / session