Wolfram U

Introduction to Linear Algebra

  • Interactive Course
  • 6 h
  • Beginner
  • 2 Certifications

Estimated Time: 6 h

Course Level: Beginner

Requirements: This course requires no prior knowledge of Mathematica or the Wolfram Language. Prerequisites for linear algebra include algebra, elementary geometry and trigonometry.

Certification Levels: CompletionLevel 1


Get a comprehensive introduction to fundamental concepts in linear algebra with these video lessons and interactive notebooks. Follow along with the examples in the Wolfram Cloud and use the material to prepare for courses in data science, engineering and other fields. The course starts with linear equations and matrices, followed by determinants and eigenvalues, and then moves on to inner products and the singular value decomposition. Application sessions are included to show uses of linear algebra in the real world. Exercises and quizzes are provided for self-paced assessment.

Featured Products & Technologies: Wolfram Language (available in Mathematica and Wolfram|One)

You'll Learn To

  • Solve linear systems of equations
  • Compute products and inverses of matrices
  • Use determinants to solve linear systems
  • Work with eigenvalues and eigenvectors
  • Calculate least-squares approximations
  • Apply the singular value decomposition

Certifications Available

  • Completion Certificate

    Certify your completion of this course by watching course videos and passing the auto-graded quizzes.

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  • Level 1 Certification

    Pass the auto-graded quizzes and final exam to certify your proficiency in linear algebra.

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About This Interactive Course

It's free and easy to get started with open interactive courses using the Wolfram Cloud—sign in with your Wolfram ID or create one. No plan is required. This interactive course includes video lessons, exercises, quizzes, a final exam and a scratch notebook, all in an easy-to-use interface. From the interactive course, click Track My Progress to chart your certification progress as you go. Recommended best practice for completing this interactive course is to start with Lesson 1 and progress through the video lessons and exercises, taking each quiz in the order it appears in the table of contents.