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To what extent can algorithms in undergraduate linear algebra be made continuous/polynomial/etc.?

I feel like many of the algorithms that I learned — indeed, that I have taught — in undergraduate linear algebra classes depend sensitively on whether certain numbers are $0$. For ...
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Why linear algebra is fun!(or ?)

Edit: the original poster is Menny, but the question is CW; the first-person pronoun refers to Menny, not to the most recent editor. I'm doing an introductory talk on linear algebra with the ...
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Good sources for linear algebra for convex optimization and graph analysis?

What are some good sources for linear algebra for convex optimization and graph analysis? In Particular, is Gilbert Strang's MIT course suitable, or some other online course? I prefer online courses ...
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Pedagogical question about linear algebra

Last semester I taught a linear algebra class that is intended to introduce young students (at a sophmore-junior level) to "abstract mathematics". It seems that a major conceptual hurdle for many of ...