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# Matrix Algebra for Engineers

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• Provider Coursera
• Subject Algebra & Geometry
• \$ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
• Session Upcoming
• Language English
• Certificate Paid Certificate Available
• Effort 3-4 hours a week
• Start Date
• Duration 4 weeks long

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## Overview

This course is all about matrices, and concisely covers the linear algebra that an engineer should know. We define matrices and how to add and multiply them, and introduce some special types of matrices. We describe the Gaussian elimination algorithm used to solve systems of linear equations and the corresponding LU decomposition of a matrix. We explain the concept of vector spaces and define the main vocabulary of linear algebra. We develop the theory of determinants and use it to solve the eigenvalue problem.

After each video, there are problems to solve and I have tried to choose problems that exemplify the main idea of the lecture. I try to give enough problems for students to solidify their understanding of the material, but not so many that students feel overwhelmed and drop out. I do encourage students to attempt the given problems, but if they get stuck, full solutions can be found in the lecture notes for the course.

The mathematics in this matrix algebra course is presented at the level of an advanced high school student, but typically students would take this course after completing a university-level single variable calculus course. There are no derivatives or integrals in this course, but student's are expected to have a certain level of mathematical maturity. Nevertheless, anyone who wants to learn the basics of matrix algebra is welcome to join.

https://bookboon.com/en/matrix-algebra-for-engineers-ebook
or
http://www.math.ust.hk/~machas/matrix-algebra-for-engineers.pdf

Watch the course overview video at
https://youtu.be/IZcyZHomFQc

## Syllabus

WEEK 1

MATRICES

WEEK 2

SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS

WEEK 3

VECTOR SPACES

WEEK 4

EIGENVALUES AND EIGENVECTORS

#### Taught by

Jeffrey R. Chasnov

## Reviews for Coursera's Matrix Algebra for Engineers 4.9 Based on 11 reviews

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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
completed this course.
Learning materials are very organized and each problem always comes with examples. Since I am taking some other courses, the volume is bit larger for me. I wish I get more pair of exercise and solution per topic and ideally this could be 6 weeks. One of highlight is to compute the least square problem (fitting something) using matrix algebra and solving eigenvalue problem. The instructor often mentions about benefit using those algorithm in terms of the efficiency & cost of computation. This is nice indication for me because I'm software engineer who often just "use" existing math libraries, and now I can imagine how they wrote them. I might write my own someday :D
Anonymous
5.0 a month ago
completed this course.
Excellent course, thanks so much! Really like the fact that the videos were backed by a comprehensive set lecture notes with problems AND solutions, including some proofs. This made consuming the concepts much easier. All in all a lot to swallow in this course, but great to get acquainted again (20+ years) with this subject matter. You have an excellent manner of teaching, Jeff. Thank you!
Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
completed this course.
Professor Jeff Chasnov is a great teacher and I hope I had known his course when I first studied matrix at college. He's clear and humorous, and explains the concepts and examples really well. He is the key point that I have committed and finished this course. Thank you Professor Jeff Chasnov!
Archana D
5.0 3 months ago
by completed this course.
Course is excellent. Exercises are very good for practice and for clearing concepts.Exams covered all topics properly. Thanks for making such a wonderful course.
Mustafa S
5.0 a month ago
by completed this course.
This course is exactly what every Engineering student must take in the first or second year of their engineering career.

Recommended to all!
Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
completed this course.
The videos made me understand all the concepts. Those

videos are understanding and are very useful. I have learnt a lot from the course.
Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
completed this course.
Quite a good course, not very complex and very useful. Everyone who wants to learn some hands-on matrix knowledge can take this course.
Kais H
4.0 2 months ago
by completed this course.
very good course its really useful and i learn so much through this course , thanks for all who is help us to learn more and more .
Anonymous
5.0 4 weeks ago
completed this course.
HIghly recommended. Clear and concise. Just the right amount delivered in a lucid, clear style. Look out for Jeff's other courses.
Anonymous
5.0 5 days ago
completed this course.
GREAT INSTRUCTOR; explains harder topics in an easy way. approaches problems in a great way and is able to create general rules for solving certain problems.
Mostafa A
5.0 13 hours ago
by completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Thanks to prof. Jeff, the matrices is now more understandable, he professionally explains each lecture, and the practices after each lecture are so helpful.

I am looking forward to enroll in more courses by prof. Jeff.