Exploring Linear Algebra: Labs and Projects with MATLAB® is a hands-on lab manual that can be used by students and instructors in classrooms every day to guide the exploration of the theory and applications of linear algebra. For the most part, labs discussed in the book can be used individually or in a sequence. Each lab consists of an explanation of material with integrated exercises. Some labs are split into multiple subsections and thus exercises are separated by those subsections.
The exercise sections integrate problems using Mathematica demonstrations (an online tool that can be used with a browser with Java capabilities) and MATLAB® coding. This allows students to discover the theory and applications of linear algebra in a meaningful and memorable way.
- The book’s inquiry-based approach promotes student interaction
- Each chapter contains a project set which consists of application-driven projects emphasizing the chapter’s materials
- Adds a project component to any Linear Algebra course
- Explores many applications to a variety of fields that can promote research projects
- Employs MATLAB® to calculate and explore concepts and theories of linear algebra
Table of Contents
Preface ix; 1 Limits and Continuity 1; 2 Derivatives and Their Applications;3 Areas, Integrals, and Accumulation; 4 Applications of AntiderivativesMathematica Demonstrations and References; Index
Dr. Crista Arangala holds a PhD in mathematics from the University of Cincinnati. She is now at Elon University in North Carolina teaching and researching in a variety of fields including mathematical modeling and service learning education. She was chosen to be a Fulbright Scholar in 2014. She runs a traveling science museum with her Elon University students in Kerala, India. She is also the author of Exploring Calculus: Labs and Projects with Mathematica published by CRC Press.