linear algebra

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Definition of linear algebra 

: a branch of mathematics that is concerned with mathematical structures closed under the operations of addition and scalar multiplication and that includes the theory of systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants, vector spaces, and linear transformations

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Topics of study will include probability, statistics, linear algebra, and high-level programming language. Margeaux Sippell, BostonGlobe.com, "Weekend business agenda," 15 Mar. 2018

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1870, in the meaning defined above

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