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dc.contributor.authorAnthony, Tamara Lynn
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-18T17:42:18Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-18T17:42:18Z
dc.date.issued 1995-07
dc.identifier.citation Anthony, Tamara Lynn. "An Introduction to Linear Algebra: A Curricular Unit for Pre-Calculus Students." (1995) https://hdl.handle.net/1911/101863.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/101863
dc.descriptionThis work was also published as a Rice University thesis/dissertation: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/13922
dc.description.abstract Matrices are important mathematical tools that facilitate the process of organizing and manipulating data. In this work, the matrix operations of addition, subtraction, scalar multiplication, and matrix multiplication are built logically from the intuition of the students and their knowledge of real numbers. From this knowledge, the concepts of inverses, determinants, and consistency and inconsistency of linear systems of equations are formed. Interesting applications of matrices in the areas of Markov chains, curve fitting, and eigenpairs are included and are not beyond the comprehension of pre-calculus students when they are presented carefully. Pre-calculus students can also appreciate many of the numerical challenges that can be encountered when real-world problems are solved; therefore, we include a discussion of some of these topics.
dc.format.extent 182 pp
dc.title An Introduction to Linear Algebra: A Curricular Unit for Pre-Calculus Students
dc.type Technical report
dc.date.note July 1995
dc.identifier.digital TR95-21
dc.type.dcmi Text


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