Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math
Teaching & Learning Math & Science with Technology:
Graphing Calculators, Numerical Methods, Computer Algebra Systems & Linux Clusters
Why Shadowfax? Our cluster is so fast that we named it after the Lord Of The Rings character!
Website once known as http://CalcPage.tripod.com (1988 – 2008)
Sidebars are my own work.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
preCalculus 2015-2016 January: Matrices and Linear Programming!
preCalculus 2015-2016 January
Matrices and Linear Programming!
We spent all of January on finding Points Of Intersection! We focused primarily on Linear Equations in 2D and 3D. As such, Elimination Method was King. So, we followed that with Augmented Matrices and Gauss-Jordan Elimination. Then we worked with Cramer's Rule. Finally we developed a Matrix Algebra and found we could solve Matrix Equations with an Inverse Matrix. Then we tackled nonLinear Equations with the Substitution Method and played with a simple case of John Nash's (RIP) Theorem: Linear Programming. Fun was had by all!