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ERIC Number: EJ1163206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Advanced Linear Algebra: A Call for the Early Introduction of Complex Numbers
Garcia, Stephan Ramon
PRIMUS, v27 n8-9 p856-868 2017
A second course in linear algebra that goes beyond the traditional lower-level curriculum is increasingly important for students of the mathematical sciences. Although many applications involve only real numbers, a solid understanding of complex arithmetic often sheds significant light. Many instructors are unaware of the opportunities afforded by the early introduction of complex arithmetic. Most elementary properties of complex numbers have immediate matrix analogues and many important theorems can be deduced, or at least postulated, from the basics of complex arithmetic alone.
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Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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