What should I expect out of a course named Abstract Linear Algebra? I have just taken two courses on Linear Algebra, and it was mainly computational. I was hoping that this course would not involve any computations, but the professor says we will have some (how much?) on our next midterm. I don't mind having them for assignments, and as for examples, but on the midterm? After doing annoying computations for two terms, I certainly don't want to continue doing them. Is it expected to continue doing computations in Abstract Linear Algebra? Note: We still have questions like find a basis for V (a vector space).