id: 06618940
dt: j
an: 2016e.00794
au: Selby, Christina
ti: Where am I? A change of basis project.
so: PRIMUS, Probl. Resour. Issues Math. Undergrad. Stud. 26, No. 1, 29-38
(2016).
py: 2016
pu: Taylor \& Francis, Philadelphia, PA
la: EN
cc: H65 M55 D45
ut: linear algebra; NASA; change of basis; project
ci:
li: doi:10.1080/10511970.2015.1033796
ab: Summary: Linear algebra students are typically introduced to the problem of
how to convert from one coordinate system to another in a very abstract
way. Often, two bases for a given vector space are provided, and
students are taught how to determine a transition matrix to be used for
changing coordinates. If students are successful in memorizing this
mathematical process, then they are successful at completing such
problems. However, students may not be exposed to a physical
interpretation of what is accomplished through changing coordinates, or
why one may desire to do so. Based on personal NASA industry
experience, a linear algebra project has been developed that involves
physical interpretation of changing bases.
rv: