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Linear Algebra Example Generator

: Jeff Knisley
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One of the challenges in Linear Algebra is in developing problems, projects, and exercises that are both larger dimensional and student-accessible. Indeed, round-off error, computational complexity, difficulty factoring characteristic polynomials of degree 3 or higher, and similar aspects often mean that any problems or applications of rank 3 or higher are approached solely via technology. 

However, that same technology can be used to create student-accessible problems and applications of ranks 4 or 5 or even higher, even allowing the creation -- if desired -- of a technology-free course featuring only hand-calculable problems. In this presentation, we present a freely downloadable Maple worksheet that produces these types of problems. Moreover, it can be used to create hand-calculable applications of arbitrarily large rank involving stochastic matrices, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, Leslie matrix models, the simplex method, and several others.

Two files are included.  The first is LinearAlgebraExamples and includes all the example generators.  The second is LinearAlgebraExamplesApp and is stripped to only the main component interface of the first. 

Application Details

Publish Date: January 05, 2012
Created In: Maple 14
Language: English

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