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“The Growing Importance of Linear Algebra in Undergraduate Mathematics”, The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 24, No. 1 (Jan., 1993), pp. 3-9

This is the lead article in the CMJ's Special Issue on Linear Algebra (January 1993). After a brief overview of a few "modern" uses of application, the primary content is a nice summary of the history of linear algebra. Nicely written, and accessible by a wide range of readers (including students).

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http://www.jstor.org/stable/2686426
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Average: 5 (2 votes)
Creator(s): 
Alan Tucker
Cataloger: 
Doug Meade
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MAA
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Alan Tucker

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meade's picture

Very nice overview of modern (as of 1993) applications of linear algebra and the history of linear algebra, and the role of linear algebra in the undergraduate curriculum. I will include this article in my additional readings the next time I teach linear algebra. I think this article could also be appropriate as the basis for a student project in, for example, a capstone course.
dhill001@temple.edu's picture

A real classic

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