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ERIC Number: EJ1025396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
A Problem-Centered Approach to Canonical Matrix Forms
Sylvestre, Jeremy
PRIMUS, v24 n3 p247-256 2014
This article outlines a problem-centered approach to the topic of canonical matrix forms in a second linear algebra course. In this approach, abstract theory, including such topics as eigenvalues, generalized eigenspaces, invariant subspaces, independent subspaces, nilpotency, and cyclic spaces, is developed in response to the patterns discovered in studying similarity classes of square matrices, rather than as a disconnected prerequisite to this topic. Furthermore, the subtopics involved afford an opportunity to highlight many common mathematical problem-solving techniques and philosophies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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