# 5 Great Resources For Learning Linear Algebra

*By Joshua Burkhow On June 1, 2014 · 1 Comment · In Mathematics*

#### Why Do You Have to Learn Linear Algebra?

I am always learning new things and as I take on more and more things to learn I am constantly forcing myself to first ask “Why is this important?” because obviously if I can’t find a reason clearly and easily enough then I usually won’t go down that path (for the time being). In my quest to answer this question in regards to Linear Algebra I have found a couple great resources to help answer this for you:

- Why Do I Have to Take Linear Algebra? – Dan Bowman http://www2.ferrum.edu/dbowman/linear.pdf
- Why study linear algebra? – see top answer from Patrick Da Silva http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/256682/why-study-linear-algebra
- How important is linear algebra in computer science? – http://www.quora.com/Computer-Science/How-important-is-linear-algebra-in-computer-science

#### 5 Great Resources For Learning Linear Algebra

##### 1. Linear Algebra on Khan Academy (https://www.khanacademy.org/math/linear-algebra)

##### 2. CME 302/CS 237A Numerical Linear Algebra Course Notes (http://www.stat.uchicago.edu/~lekheng/courses/302/)

##### 3. edX – Linear Algebra (https://www.edx.org/course/utaustinx/utaustinx-ut-5-01x-linear-algebra-1162#.U4tRw1Bwrng)

##### 4. Linear Algebra with PatrickJMT (http://patrickjmt.com/topic/linear-algebra/)

##### 5. Linear Algebra with Jim Hefferon (http://joshua.smcvt.edu/linearalgebra/)

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## Joshua Burkhow

Joshua is an experienced analytics professional with focus on areas such as Analytics, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Data Science and Statistics. He has more than 13 years experience in Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing, Analtyics, IT Management, Software Engineering and Supply Chain Performance Management with Fortune 500 companies. He has specializations in building Analytics organizations, Mobile Reporting, Performance Management, and Business Analysis.

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