Award: George Pólya Award
Year of Award: 2003
Publication Information: The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 33 (2002), pp. 384-390.
Summary: The author uses a system of linear equations to model the Global Positioning System.
About the Author: (from The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 33 (2002)) Dan Kalman joined the mathematics faculty at American University in 1993, following an eight year stint in the aerospace industry and earlier teaching positions in Wisconsin and South Dakota. He has won three MAA writing awards and served a term as Associate Executive Director of the MAA. His interests include matrix algebra, curriculum development, and interactive computer environments for exploring mathematics, especially using Mathwright software.
The author uses linear equations to model the functioning of the global positioning system.