Skip to main content # 18.06: Linear Algebra

## Table of contents

- Course Info
- Realistic Prerequisites
- Subject Matter
- Course Staff
- Lectures
- Problem Sets
- Exams
- Resources
- Grading
- Advice to Future Students

## Course Info

Class Size | 184 |

Hours/Week | 9.2 (59 responses) |

Instructors | Steven Johnson |

Overall Rating | 5.2/7.0 |

## Realistic Prerequisites

- Students recommended
**18.01**, and **18.02** for its content on vector calculus.

## Subject Matter

- Lecture content was more theoretical, and recitations and psets contained more applied content.

## Course Staff

- Students found the course staff very knowledgeable, and they answered Piazza posts very quickly.
- Students found the undergraduate TAs very helpful.
- Some students expressed difficulty in obtaining extensions.

## Lectures

- Some students disliked the organization of the lectures.
- Most students learned from the lectures, and referred to the course notes and Piazza as well.

## Problem Sets

- Students found psets interesting and somewhat challenging.
- Students noted going to office hours helped them complete the psets.

## Exams

- Exam problems were relatively straightforward.
- Students mentioned difficulty completing exams in the given time.
- Many noted using practice problems to help them prepare for exams.

## Resources

- Students used the notes on GitHub, the Piazza, and Prof. Strang’s OCW videos for class content.
- A few students noted using the course textbook.

## Grading

- Students felt that grading was
**fair**. - Grade cutoffs were not clear.

## Advice to Future Students

*“Do the practice problems provided for the exams, they are very helpful.”* *“It should be a fun class, enjoy :).”*