Linear Algebra

Linear algebra finds wide applications in various fields, such as computer sciences, physics, mathematics and their interdisciplinary fields. This course introduces the basic concepts and techniques of linear algebra. It includes the study of matrices and their properties, linear transformations and vector spaces. Concrete topics include systems of linear equations, row reduction and Echelon form, vector equations, solution sets of a linear equation, linear independence, linear transformation, the matrix of linear transformation, matrix algebra, characterization of invertible matrices, determinants, subspaces, null spaces, column spaces, bases and dimension, rank, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization, inner product, etc. By introducing the concepts through concrete examples, students will learn the basic concepts and methods of linear algebra, and their capacity to think from the linear algebra perspective will be systematically trained and enhanced.