# MATH 1553

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**MATH 1553** is a 2 credit core math class in linear algebra.

## Topic List[edit | edit source]

- Systems of Linear Equations
- Vectors in Rn
- Linear Independence and Transformations
- Matrix Algebra
- Subspaces in Rn
- Determinants
- Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors (includes Complex Eigenvalues if time permits)
- Orthogonality
- Symmetric Matrices

## Prerequisite Knowledge[edit | edit source]

Almost no prerequisite knowledge is required, apart from algebra and trigonometry.

## Equivalent Courses[edit | edit source]

- MATH 1554 is a much more in-depth course that covers additional topics such as singular value decomposition (SVD).
- MATH 1564 is the honors equivalent, which uses proofs and is more theoretical than MATH 1553.

MATH 1553 does *not* give credit for MATH 1554 or 1564.

## Registration[edit | edit source]

MATH 1553 is a linked course with a studio and shared test period.

## Resources[edit | edit source]

- The course page for MATH 1553 provides information about the course.
- https://gatech.instructure.com/courses/114544 provides a set of videos and old exams for MATH 1554. Since MATH 1554 covers all the topics in MATH 1553, this resource can easily be used for MATH 1553 as well.
- Interactive Linear Algebra is a free online, interactive textbook made by Georgia Tech professors for MATH 1553.
- 3blue1brown Essence of Linear Algebra Video Series provides a nice conceptual overview of linear algebra. The video series uses visuals and animations extensively.