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LAFF started as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) funded in part by the University of Texas System and the National Science Foundation (grant ACI-1148125), created by Prof. Robert van de Geijn and Dr. Maggie Myers at The University of Texas at Austin, and launched on the edX platform . The materials continue to be available with edX through at least Summer 2014.The "Notes to LAFF With" are a PDF book that becomes the "hub" through which the other LAFF material (e.g., the videos) can be accessed. It goes beyond the notes that were released as part of the edX MOOC by also providing an index into the materials and incorporating extensive solutions for the homework exercises.From the MOOC description:Linear Algebra: Foundations to Frontiers (LAFF) is packed full of challenging, rewarding material that is essential for mathematicians, engineers, scientists, and anyone working with large datasets. Students appreciate our unique approach to teaching linear algebra because: It’s visual. It connects hand calculations, mathematical abstractions, and computer programming. It illustrates the development of mathematical theory. It’s applicable. In this course, you will learn all the standard topics that are taught in typical undergraduate linear algebra courses all over the world, but using our unique method, you'll also get more! LAFF was developed following the syllabus of an introductory linear algebra course at The University of Texas at Austin taught by Professor Robert van de Geijn, an expert on high performance linear algebra libraries. Through short videos, exercises, visualizations, and programming assignments, you will study Vector and Matrix Operations, Linear Transformations, Solving Systems of Equations, Vector Spaces, Linear Least-Squares, and Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors. In addition, you will get a glimpse of cutting edge research on the development of linear algebra libraries, which are used throughout computational science. Download it for Free: http://www.ulaff.net/
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Robert A. van de Geijn is a Professor of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.S.
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