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When to take linear algebra?

 Quote by mathwonk Knowing concepts of LA is not a requirement for taking many courses in later material, but it is a requirement for understanding them.
Amen!

(But understanding the concepts is not quite the same as being able to "talk the talk". It's years since I needed to write any math using the term "kernel", but I use the idea of what a kernel IS constantly.)

 Quote by mathwonk try reading the first 20 pages or so of my notes for math 4050, #7 free notes on this web page: http://www.math.uga.edu/~roy/ I combine ode with LA there.
Thanks! I've bookmarked it to go over this summer..I have to make sure I focus on this semester's material first as finals are not too far away!