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Name: Linear Algebra: The Basics
ID: m10734
Language: English (en)
Summary: This module will give a very brief tutorial on some of the basic terms and ideas of linear algebra. These will include linear independence, span, and basis.
Subject: Mathematics and Statistics
Keywords: bases, basis, independence, linear algebra, linear independence, span
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Michael Haag (, Justin Romberg (
Copyright Holders: Michael Haag (, Justin Romberg (
Maintainers: Michael Haag (, Justin Romberg (, Richard Baraniuk (, Mariyah Poonawala (, Prashant Singh (, Matthew Hutchinson (, Matthew Moravec (

Latest version: 2.7 (history)
First publication date: Jul 11, 2002 7:00 pm -0500
Last revision to module: Dec 26, 2013 3:32 pm -0600


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Version History

Version: 2.7 Dec 26, 2013 3:32 pm -0600 by Collins Williamson
added moravec as maintainer

Version: 2.6 Jul 29, 2010 2:08 pm -0500 by Collins Williamson
2010 update

Version: 2.5 Sep 30, 2009 3:11 pm -0500 by Richard Baraniuk
added google analytics tracking code

Version: 2.4 Aug 2, 2006 2:46 pm -0500 by Chuck Bearden
Added LabVIEW content.  Added mhutch as maintainer.

Version: 2.3 Jun 20, 2005 3:51 pm -0500 by Charlet Reedstrom
update to cnxml-0.5, fix typos, wrap msub in ci, add cnxns to figs

Version: 2.2 Jul 9, 2003 2:05 pm -0500 by Charlet Reedstrom

Version: 2.1 Jul 15, 2002 12:00 am -0500 by (Unknown)
New module - first submit.

Version: 2.0 Jul 12, 2002 12:00 am -0500 by (Unknown)
Added initial template for new module m10734

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