LAFF started as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) created by Prof. Robert van de Geijn and Dr. Maggie Myers at The University of Texas at Austin, and launched on the edX platform in Spring 2014. It was funded in part by the University of Texas System and the National Science Foundation (grants ACI-1148125 and ACI-1550493).

  • Read some reviews of LAFF (the MOOC) on CourseTalk!
  • It was offered again in Spring and Summer 2015, Fall 2016.
  • It is currently being offered starting Jan 25, 2017. To sign up for the edX offering, visit the LAFF webpage.
  • All the materials are available from this webpage.

This webpage makes the following materials available:


NEW! Linear Algebra: Foundations to Frontiers - Notes to LAFF With
(with MATLAB Online - Spring 2017 Edition)

Revised for the Spring 2017 offering of the MOOC on the edX platform.

Let us know if any of the links don't work, and we will fix them! staff@ulaff.net

An e-book (PDF) that integrates the materials for the Spring 2017 offering of LAFF, including 270+ short videos, answers to exercises, browser-based activities, and programming exercises in M-script (the programming language of MATLAB). This artifact encompasses a full undergraduate introductory course on linear algebra and is used at the primary resource for such a course at UT-Austin.


Linear Algebra: Foundations to Frontiers - Notes to LAFF With
(with IPython Notebooks - Spring 2014 Edition)

An e-book (PDF) that integrates the materials for the 2014 offering of LAFF, including 270+ short videos, answers to exercises, browser-based activities, and programming exercises in Python. This artifact encompasses a full undergraduate introductory course on linear algebra and is used at the primary resource for such a course at UT-Austin.

(We recommend you use the notes from Spring 2017 offering, and then use the IPython Notebooks available with the 2014 offering.) We do not support the IPython Notebook version of the course. You are on your own.


Linear Algebra: Foundations to Frontiers - Notes on Numerical Linear Algebra

An e-book (PDF) that integrates some (full lecture) videos with notes for a graduate level introduction on numerical linear algebra. This is a work in progress.