This course is the first of a series that is designed for beginners who want to learn how to apply basic data science concepts to real-world problems. You might be a student who is considering pursuing a career in data science and wanting to learn more, or you might be a business professional who wants to apply some data science principles to your work. Or, you might simply be a curious, lifelong learner intrigued by the powerful tools that data science and math provides. Regardless of your motivation, we’ll provide you with the support and information you need to get started.

# Introduction to Linear Algebra and Python

This course is part of Linear Algebra for Data Science Using Python Specialization

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Instructors: Dennis Davenport

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## There are 4 modules in this course

In module 1, you'll learn how to explain fundamental concepts of linear algebra and how to use Python, one of the most powerful programming languages, to model different data. We will cover the following learning objectives.

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15 videos6 readings3 quizzes2 discussion prompts

Let's recap! In module 1, you performed software installation, learned some best practices, and learned how graphs are used to model data in Python. In module 2, you'll gain the knowledge you need to use linear algebra to solve data science problems. You'll also perform matrix algebra on large data sets using Python. We will cover the following learning objectives.

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7 videos1 reading3 quizzes1 discussion prompt

Let's recap! In module 2, you learned how to use linear algebra to solve data science problems. Using Python, you also learned how to perform matrix algebra on large data sets. In module 3, you will learn how to define vector equations and use vector equations to model data. We will cover the following learning objectives.

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Welcome to the final module of this course! Over the past 3 modules, you have been introduced to and gained knowledge on the following topics:- Version control - Git Bash, Jupyter Notebook via Anaconda, NumPy and SymPy, and other software tools, Modeling data, Matrix algebra and, Vector equations. In the final module of the course, you'll apply what you've learned to concrete, real-world examples. You'll practice using vector equations to study data sets and provide peer reviews. We will cover the following learning objectives.

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