Math 221

Linear Algebra and Applications

Course Must Knows
  • Curriculum Codes: QS
  • Duke University
  • Offered in Fall and Spring
  • Prerequisite(s): Math 122, Math 112L
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    Course Ratings


    3.7 / 5.0

    Overall Quality

    3.2 / 5.0

  • Reviews

  • 21 May 2019
    Difficulty: 2, Overall Quality: 5

    So the course is not has hard as most people say. Everyone struggles with proofs at first, but you'll improve A LOT as the course progresses. The trick to doing well is just keeping a level head on the exams. The theory is really elegant and is foundational for everything in math, science, and statistics. Would recommend for anyone interested in quantitative anything. Saper preferred.

    Review By: SamosaDragon
  • 03 Apr 2019
    Difficulty: 5, Overall Quality: 4

    If you have the right professor, this class can be incredibly interesting and expand your view as to what math is. Regardless, it is still one of the hardest math courses I have ever taken. Highly recommend, especially if you are considering a math major/minor.

    Review By: aja40
  • 01 Apr 2019
    Difficulty: 5, Overall Quality: 1

    Hardest class I took at Duke! The reason I am not a math major. DONT TAKE unless you love suffering.

    Review By: Bayangara
  • 01 Apr 2019
    Difficulty: 3, Overall Quality: 2

    This is a tough class - especially if you have never had a formal proof based course. Linear is the gateway course to all math classes and is graded traditionally (homework, 2-3 midterms, and a final). Get ready for many proofs - definitely do not recommend unless you want to major in math.

    Review By: Phillon
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