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Gauss-Jordan Reduction: A Brief History

Fascinating article on the history of Gauss-Jordan reduction and the people responsible for it. Discusses methods and notations used by Gauss, Wilhelm Jordan, and B.-I. Clasen. I'd recommend this to instructors so that they can mention some of this background in class, without getting into the technical details of the methods used by Gauss, Jordan, and Clasen.

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http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/10.2307/2322413.pdf
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Creator(s): 
Steven Althoen and Renate McLaughlin
Cataloger: 
Doug Meade
Publisher: 
American Mathematical Monthly, Vol 94, No. 2 (Feb. 1987), pp. 130-142
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MAA

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