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## How long does it take to learn linear algebra?

If you watch each lecture’s video twice (or alternatively dedicate on average two hours per chapter to read the text and examples in the book) and further dedicate 3 hours per lecture solving the relevant excercises, it should take approximately 5 x 24 = 120 hrs to deeply understand the material.

**How hard is it to learn linear algebra?**

Linear algebra is so hard because it is not very intuitive, it places a strong emphasis on rigorous proofs, and its concepts are very abstract and difficult to visualize. Linear algebra is difficult because it is fundamentally different from most high school and college courses you have taken until now.

### Can I learn linear algebra on my own?

It is possible to teach yourself linear algebra. Some components of this field are more complex and lead us to machine learning; the basics are easy to grasp, even without help. Handling simple equations and finding unknown variables is the foundation of linear algebra and can help you get started.

**Do you need calculus for linear algebra?**

You do not really need any calculus to begin studying linear algebra. You do need to understand functions and high-school level algebra to start learning linear algebra.

#### What is the hardest form of mathematics?

These Are the 10 Toughest Math Problems Ever Solved

- The Collatz Conjecture. Dave Linkletter.
- Goldbach’s Conjecture Creative Commons.
- The Twin Prime Conjecture.
- The Riemann Hypothesis.
- The Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture.
- The Kissing Number Problem.
- The Unknotting Problem.
- The Large Cardinal Project.

**How do you succeed in linear algebra?**

Well, let’s try this course format:

- Name the course Linear Algebra but focus on things called matrices and vectors.
- Teach concepts like Row/Column order with mnemonics instead of explaining the reasoning.
- Favor abstract examples (2d vectors! 3d vectors!) and avoid real-world topics until the final week.

## Is linear algebra calculus?

No, Linear Algebra turns out to be a completely different subject than is Calculus 2. So why is Calculus 2 the prerequisite? In Math Education, the reason is explained as to requiring a “mathematical maturity” of the student enrolling in Linear Algebra.

**What’s harder calculus 2 or linear algebra?**

Calculus is the hardest mathematics subject and only a small percentage of students reach Calculus in high school or anywhere else. Linear algebra is a part of abstract algebra in vector space. However, it is more concrete with matrices, hence less abstract and easier to understand.

### Is Gilbert Strang still teaching?

After nearly 60 years of teaching at MIT, this math professor surpasses 10 million views on OCW, earns top reviews for his teaching style, and publishes his 12th book.