University of Colorado Boulder
Essential Linear Algebra for Data Science
University of Colorado Boulder

Essential Linear Algebra for Data Science

This course is part of Expressway to Data Science: Essential Math Specialization

Taught in English

Some content may not be translated

James Bird

Instructor: James Bird

7,892 already enrolled

Included with Coursera Plus

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.4

(141 reviews)

Intermediate level

Recommended experience

7 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace
Prepare for a degree

What you'll learn

  • Solve real-world problems using the foundational concept of matrices and explain where those problems might arise.

  • Recognize what a matrix represents in n-dimensional space and how transformations act in that space

  • Identify key properties of any system of equations, such as independence, basis, rank, and more, and what they mean for the overall system.

  • Demonstrate your understanding of projections in lower dimensions, while being able to carry out higher dimension projections for real-world problems

Details to know

Shareable certificate

Add to your LinkedIn profile

Assessments

13 quizzes

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.4

(141 reviews)

Intermediate level

Recommended experience

7 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace
Prepare for a degree

See how employees at top companies are mastering in-demand skills

Placeholder

Build your subject-matter expertise

This course is part of the Expressway to Data Science: Essential Math Specialization
When you enroll in this course, you'll also be enrolled in this Specialization.
  • Learn new concepts from industry experts
  • Gain a foundational understanding of a subject or tool
  • Develop job-relevant skills with hands-on projects
  • Earn a shareable career certificate
Placeholder
Placeholder

Earn a career certificate

Add this credential to your LinkedIn profile, resume, or CV

Share it on social media and in your performance review

Placeholder

There are 5 modules in this course

In this module we will learn what a matrix is and what it represents. We will explore how a system of linear equations can be expressed in a neat package via matrices. Lastly, we will delve into coordinate systems and provide visualizations to help you understand matrices in a more well-rounded way.

What's included

13 videos2 quizzes

In this module we will learn how to solve a linear system of equations with matrix algebra.

What's included

6 videos2 quizzes

In this module we will explore concepts and properties of linear systems. This includes independence, basis, rank, row space, column space, and much more.

What's included

15 videos3 quizzes

In this module we will discuss projections and how they work. We will build on a foundation using 2-dimensional projections and explore the concept in higher dimensions over time.

What's included

8 videos3 quizzes

In this module we will learn how to compute the determinant of a matrix. Afterwards, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors will be covered.

What's included

9 videos3 quizzes

Instructor

Instructor ratings
4.7 (61 ratings)
James Bird
University of Colorado Boulder
3 Courses11,162 learners

Offered by

Recommended if you're interested in Math and Logic

Prepare for a degree

Taking this course by University of Colorado Boulder may provide you with a preview of the topics, materials and instructors in a related degree program which can help you decide if the topic or university is right for you.

Why people choose Coursera for their career

Felipe M.
Learner since 2018
"To be able to take courses at my own pace and rhythm has been an amazing experience. I can learn whenever it fits my schedule and mood."
Jennifer J.
Learner since 2020
"I directly applied the concepts and skills I learned from my courses to an exciting new project at work."
Larry W.
Learner since 2021
"When I need courses on topics that my university doesn't offer, Coursera is one of the best places to go."
Chaitanya A.
"Learning isn't just about being better at your job: it's so much more than that. Coursera allows me to learn without limits."

Learner reviews

Showing 3 of 141

4.4

141 reviews

  • 5 stars

    75.17%

  • 4 stars

    8.27%

  • 3 stars

    7.58%

  • 2 stars

    2.75%

  • 1 star

    6.20%

LH
5

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

TM
5

Reviewed on May 14, 2023

TA
5

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2022

Placeholder

Open new doors with Coursera Plus

Unlimited access to 7,000+ world-class courses, hands-on projects, and job-ready certificate programs - all included in your subscription

Advance your career with an online degree

Earn a degree from world-class universities - 100% online

Join over 3,400 global companies that choose Coursera for Business

Upskill your employees to excel in the digital economy

Frequently asked questions