Prerequisites: Qualifying math score and successful completion of AP Calculus BC or equivalent; completion of Multivariable Calculus preferred
Course Format: Individually Paced
Course Length: Typically 6 months
Recommended School Credit: One full year of high school credit equal to or greater than an AP class or one semester of college credit
Course Code: LIN
Linear Algebra is an online and individually-paced course equivalent to a first-year college linear algebra course. This course covers the entire syllabus from the Johns Hopkins semester-based, in-person Linear Algebra course, plus several additional topics. Computer based interactives, homework and quizzes help to reinforce concepts taught in the class. Projects covering advanced applications will introduce students to mathematical typesetting with LaTeX. Online course materials supplement the required textbook.
Each student is assigned to a CTY instructor to help them during their course. Students can contact their instructor via email with any questions or concerns at any time. Live one-on-one online review sessions can be scheduled as well to prepare for the graded assessments, which include quizzes, homework, midterm exams, and a cumulative final. Instructors use virtual classroom software allowing video, voice, text, screen sharing and whiteboard interaction.
For a detailed list of topics, click the "List of Topics" tab.
A textbook purchase is required for this course:
Linear Algebra and its Applications, 5th edition, by David C. Lay, Steven R. Lay, and Judi J. McDonald
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate mastery over the following topics:
This course requires a properly maintained computer with high-speed internet access and an up-to-date web browser (such as Chrome or Firefox). The student must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.
This course uses an online virtual classroom for discussions with the instructor. The classroom works on standard computers with the Adobe Connect Add-in or Adobe Flash plugin, and also tablets or handhelds that support the Adobe Connect Mobile app. Students who are unable to attend live sessions will need a computer with the Adobe Connect Add-in or Adobe Flash plugin installed to watch recorded meetings. The Adobe Connect Add-in, Adobe Flash plugin, and Adobe Connect Mobile app are available for free download. Students who do not have the Flash plug-in installed or enabled on their browsers will be prompted to download and install the Adobe Connect add-in when accessing the virtual classroom.