
06310297
j
2014d.00689
Debnath, L.
A brief historical introduction to matrices and their applications.
Int. J. Math. Educ. Sci. Technol. 45, No. 3, 360377 (2014).
2014
Taylor \& Francis, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
EN
H65
K25
K35
A30
magic squares
matrices
determinants
algebra of matrices
special matrices
doi:10.1080/0020739X.2013.837521
Summary: This paper deals with the ancient origin of matrices, and the system of linear equations. Included are algebraic properties of matrices, determinants, linear transformations, and Cramer's rule for solving the system of algebraic equations. Special attention is given to some special matrices, including matrices in graph theory and electrical networks. It contains a wide variety of important materials accessible to college and even high school students and teachers at all levels.