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Problems where SPD linear system arises

I know some of the places where SPD linar systems arises such as elliptic PDEs and normal equations. Can I have a more comprehensive list of scientific applications which require solving SPD linear ...
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How does linear algebra help with computer science

I'm a Computer Science student. I've just completed a linear algebra course. I got 75 points out of 100 points on the final exam. I know linear algebra well. As a programmer, I'm having a difficult ...
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what is the most traditional abstract algebra textbook? and [Linear algebra & Abstract algebra] [closed]

I have listed 3 textbooks i have in my mind to buy Herstein - Topics in Algebra Artin - Algebra Lang - Undergraduate Algebra Unlike Lang's Algebra is the most traditional abstract algebra text for ...
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Properties about Matrices that can be proved by only using Block Multiplication of Matrices

I recently proved the property that product of two upper triangular matrices is an upper triangular matrices by using the block multiplication of matrices. The basic fact that was required to prove ...
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Deducing results in linear algebra from results in commutative algebra

Here are two examples of results which can be deduced from commutative algebra: Any $n\times n$ complex matrix is conjugate to a Jordan canonical matrix (can be proven using the structure theorem ...
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Cool/Useful Examples of Characteristic and Minimal Polynomials?

I'm teaching a Linear Algebra II undergrad course and for the section on characteristic & minimal polynomials, I really don't want to just give the students a bunch of matrices that have no ...
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Best books on A Second Course in Linear Algebra [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prerequisites/Books for Linear Algebra I've studied from David Poole's Linear Algebra: A Modern Introduction However, it's not very complete. I want to study subjects as ...
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Prerequisites/Books for A First Course in Linear Algebra

What mathematical knowledge do I need to begin studying linear algebra? In particular, how much calculus do I need to know? Also, do you have a favorite linear algebra book you can recommend?
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practical uses of matrix multiplication

The use of matrix multiplication is usually given with graphics initially (scalings, translations, rotations, etc). Then there are more in-depth examples such as counting the number of walks between ...
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Non-numerical vector space examples

I've recently been thinking about why my peers and other people I've helped learn vector spaces had trouble intuitively understanding the concept, and it occurred to me that non-numerical (i.e. ...
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Fun Linear Algebra Problems

I'm teaching a linear algebra course this term (using Lay's book) and would like some fun "challenge problems" to give the students. The problems that I am looking for should be be easy to state and ...