2240 class highlights

  • Fri June 26 final research presentations and peer and self-evaluations. Collect test 3 revisions.
  • Thur June 25 final research presentations and peer evaluations
  • Wed June 24
    Clicker question on interests
    April was mathematics awareness month - the theme was magic, mystery and mathematics. Have the class give me a 3x3 matrix. Look at

    which (ta da) has the eigenvalues on the diagonal (when the columns of P form a basis for Rn)-diagonalizability. [We can uncover the mystery and apply this to computer graphics].
    Applications to mathematical physics, quantum chemistry...
    Share the final research presentations topic (name, major(s), concentrations/minors, research project idea, and whether you prefer to go 1st, 2nd or have no preference)
    Last slide of final research presentations

  • Tues Jun 22 Test 3. Use the remainder of class time to work on the final research presentations.

  • Mon Jun 21
    Big picture discussion
    Review final research presentations
    Clicker survey questions
    Review for test 3 and take questions on the study guide, material or final research presentations
  • Fri Jun 18
    Eigenvector comic 1, comic 2
    Clicker questions---review of eigenvectors #1-5
    Clicker questions--- eigenvector decomposition (5.6) part 2 #1, 2 and 3
    Dynamical Systems and Eigenvectors remaining examples
    Clicker questions--- eigenvector decomposition (5.6) part 2 #4-6
    final research presentations
    Hamburger earmuffs and the pickle matrix

  • Thur June 17
    Review eigenvectors and eigenvalues:
    definition (algebra and geometry)
    What equations have we seen
    Why we use det(A-lambdaI)=0
    Why we use the eigenvector decomposition versus high powers of A for longterm behavior (reliability)
    Clicker questions in 5.1#1-3
    Dynamical Systems and Eigenvectors first example
    Clicker questions on eigenvector decomposition (5.6) part 1#1-4 [Solutions: 1. a), 2. c), 3. c), 4. b)]
    Highlight predator prey, predator predator or cooperative systems (where cooperation leads to sustainability)
    Geometry of Eigenvectors and compare with Maple

  • Wed June 16
    Clicker questions in Chapter 3 #9
    review 2.8 and nullspace
    Clicker questions in 2.8

    Catalog description: A study of vectors, matrices and linear transformations, principally in two and three dimensions, including treatments of systems of linear equations, determinants, and eigenvalues.
    -Eigenvalues and applications (2.8, 5.1 and 5.6) (after test 3: chap 7 selections)

    Begin 5.1: the algebra of eigenvectors and eigenvalues, and connect to geometry and Maple.
    Begin 5.6: Eigenvector decomposition for a diagonalizable matrix A_nxn [where the eigenvectors form a basis for all of Rn]
    Application: Foxes and Rabbits

  • Tues June 15 Test 2. Resume class at 3:50.
    subspace, basis, null space and column space
    2.8 using the matrix 123,456,789 and finding the Nullspace and ColumnSpace (using 2 methods - reducing the spanning equation with a vector of b1...bn, and separately by examining the pivots of the ORIGINAL matrix.) Two other examples.

  • Mon Jun 14
    Clicker questions in Chapter 3 #3-8
    3.3 p. 180-181:
    The relationship of row operations to the geometry of determinants - row operations can be seen as vertical shear matrices when written as elementary matrix form, which preserve area, volume, etc...

    Overview of new material for test 2
  • Fri Jun 13
    Clicker questions in Chapter 3 #1 and 2
    Chapter 3 in Maple via MatrixInverse command for 2x2 and 3x3 matrices and then determinant work, including 2x2 and 3x3 diagonals methods, and Laplace's expansion (1772 - expanding on Vandermonde's method) method in general. [general history dates to Chinese and Leibniz]
    Determinant(M); MatrixInverse(M);
    Determinant(M); MatrixInverse(M);

    LaTex Beamer slides
    Review the 2 determinant methods for the 123,456,789 matrix. Show that for 4x4 matrix in Maple, only Laplace's method will work.
    The determinator comic
    The connection of row operations to determinants
    The determinant of A transpose and A triangular (such as in Gaussian form).
    The determinant of A inverse via the determinant of the product of A and A inverse - and via elementary row operations - so det A non-zero can be added into Theorem 8 in Chapter 2: What Makes a Matrix Invertible.
    Mention google searches:
    application of determinants in physics
    application of determinants in economics
    application of determinants in chemistry
    application of determinants in computer science
    Eight queens and determinants
    application of determinants in geology: volumetric strain

  • Thur Jun 12
    Review linear transformations of the plane, including homogeneous coordinates.
    linear transformations comic
    Finish linear transformation of the plane Computer graphics demo [2.7]
    Clicker questions in 2.7 #3 and 4
    Keeping a car on a racetrack
    Clicker questions in 2.7 #5-7
    Begin Yoda (via the file yoda2.mw) with data from Kecskemeti B. Zoltan (Lucasfilm LTD) as on Tim's page
    Clicker questions in 2.7 #8
    Linear transformations of 3-space: Computer graphics demo [2.7]

  • Wed Jun 11
    Review What Makes a Matrix Invertible
    Clicker questions in 2.7 #1 and 2
    Applications of 2.1-2.3:
    1.8 (p. 62, 65, & 67-68), 1.9 (p. 70-75), and 2.7
    Finish Guess the transformation
    Mirror mirror and Sheared Sheap
    general geometric transformations on R2 [1.8, 1.9]
    In the process, review the unit circle
    Computer graphics demo [2.7]

  • Tues Jun 10
    Clicker questions in 2.3 and Hill Cipher # 1 (which is like 2.2 # 21 and 23)
    Mention 2.1 #21 and 23 and What Makes a Matrix Invertible
    Clicker questions in 2.3 and Hill Cipher # 2 and 3
    Linear transformations: Ax=b where A is fixed but b varies: 1 unique solutions, 0 and infinite solutions, and 0 and 1 solutions.
    Ax=0 with 1 or infinite solutions, depending on A.
    Finish 2.3 via the condition number:
    Maple file on Hill Cipher and Condition Number and PDF version

    Computer graphics and linear transformations (1.8, 1.9, 2.3 and 2.7):

    Guess the transformation

  • Mon Jun 9
    Test 1 corrections
    Clicker questions in 2.1 continued with #7 and 8
    multiply comic, identity comic
    Clicker questions in 2.2 #1 and 2
    Theorem 8 in 2.3 [without linear transformations]: A matrix has a unique inverse, if it exists. A matrix with an inverse has Ax=b with unique solution x=A^(-1)b, and then the columns span and are l.i...
    What makes a matrix invertible
    Discuss what it means for a square matrix that violates one of the statements. Discuss what it means for a matrix that is not square (all bets are off) via counterexamples.
    -2.1-2.3 Applications: Hill Cipher, Condition Number and Linear Transformations (2.3, 1.8, 1.9 and 2.7)
    Applications: Introduction to Linear Maps
    The black hole matrix: maps R^2 into the plane but not onto (the range is the 0 vector).
    Dilation by 2 matrix

    Linear transformations in the cipher setting:
    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

    Applications of 2.1-2.3:
    Hill Cipher history
    Maple file on Hill Cipher and Condition Number and PDF version

  • Fri Jun 6
    Multiplicative Inverse for 2x2 matrix:
    twobytwo := Matrix([[a, b], [c, d]]);

    2.2 Algebra: Inverse of a matrix.
    Repeated methodology: multiply by the inverse on both sides, reorder by associativity, cancel A by its inverse, then reduce by the identity to simplify:
    Applications of multiplication and the inverse (if it exists).

  • Thur Jun 5 matrix multiplication and matrix algebra. AB not BA...
    Introduce transpose of a matrix via Wikipedia, including Arthur Cayley. Applications including least squares estimates, such as in linear regression, data given as rows (like Yoda).

    Test 1 review Take review questions for test 1

  • Wed Jun 4


    Clicker questions in 1.3 # 4 and 5
    discuss what happens when we correctly use GaussianElimination(s13n15extension) - write out the equation of the plane that the vectors span. Choose a vector that violates this equation to span all of R^3 instead of the plane and plot:
    a:=spacecurve({[t, 3*t, -1*t, t = 0 .. 1]}, color = red, thickness = 2):
    b:=spacecurve({[-5*t, -8*t, 2*t, t = 0 .. 1]}, color = blue, thickness = 2):
    diagonalparallelogram:=spacecurve({[-4*t, -5*t, -1*t, t = 0 .. 1]}, color = black, thickness = 2):
    c:=spacecurve({[0, 0, t, t = 0 .. 1]}, color = magenta, thickness = 2):

    Clicker questions in 1.7 (and l.i. equivalences)
    In R^2: spans R^2 but not li, li but does not span R^2

    Begin Chapter 2:
    Continue via Clicker questions in 2.1 1-6

    Image 1   Image 2   Image 3   Image 4   Image 5   Image 6   Image 7.
    Matrix multiplication

  • Tues Jun 3
    Linearly independent and span checks:
    li1:= Matrix([[1, 4, 7,0], [2, 5,8,0], [3, 6,9,0]]);
    span1:=Matrix([[1, 4, 7, b1], [2, 5, 8,b2], [3, 6, 9,b3]]);

    Plotting - to check whether they are in the same plane:
    a1:=spacecurve({[t, 2*t, 3*t, t = 0 .. 1]}, color = red, thickness = 2):
    a2:=textplot3d([1, 2, 3, ` vector [1,2,3]`], color = black):
    b1:=spacecurve({[4*t,5*t,6*t,t = 0 .. 1]}, color = green, thickness = 2):
    b2:=textplot3d([4, 5, 6, ` vector [4,5,6]`], color = black):
    c1:=spacecurve({[7*t, 8*t, 9*t, t = 0 .. 1]},color=magenta,thickness = 2):
    c2:=textplot3d([7,8,9,`vector[7,8,9]`],color = black):
    d1:=spacecurve({[0*t,0*t,0*t,t = 0 .. 1]},color=yellow,thickness = 2):
    d2:=textplot3d([0,0,0,` vector [0,0,0]`], color = black):
    display(a1, a2, b1, b2, c1, c2, d1, d2);

    Linear Combination check of adding a vector that is outside the plane containing Vector([1,2,3]), Vector([4,5,6]), Vector([7,8,9]), ie b3+b1-2*b2 not equal to 0: Vector([5,7,10] as opposed to [5,7,9])
    M:=Matrix([[1, 4, 7, 5], [2, 5, 8, 7], [3, 6, 9, 10]]);

    Span check with additional vector:
    span2:=Matrix([[1, 4, 7, 5,b1], [2, 5, 8,7,b2], [3, 6, 9,10,b3]]);

    Linearly independent check with additional vector:
    li2:= Matrix([[1, 4, 7, 5,0], [2, 5, 8,7,0], [3, 6, 9,10,0]]); ReducedRowEchelonForm(li2);

    Removing Redundancy
    li3:= Matrix([[1, 4, 5,0], [2, 5,7,0], [3, 6,10,0]]); ReducedRowEchelonForm(li3);

    Adding the additional vector to the plot:
    e1:=spacecurve({[5*t,7*t,10*t,t = 0 .. 1]},color=black,thickness = 2):
    e2:=textplot3d([5,7,10,` vector [5,7,10]`], color = black):
    display(a1, a2, b1, b2, c1, c2, d1, d2,e1,e2);

  • Mon Jun 2
    Clicker questions in 1.3 # 1, 2 and 3.
    Clicker question in 1.4

    Decimals (don't use in Maple) and fractions. Geometry of the columns as a plane in R^4, of the rows as 4 lines in R^2 intersecting in the point (40,60).
    1.5: vector parametrization equations of homogeneous and non-homogeneous equations. Introduce t*vector1 + vector2 is the collection of vectors that end on the line parallel to vector 1 and through the tip of vector 2

    1.7 definition of linearly independent and connection to efficiency of span:

    Clicker questions in 1.7 (and l.i. equivalences)
    In R^2: spans R^2 but not li, li but does not span R^2, li plus spans R^2.

  • Fri May 30 Collect problem set 1. Register remaining iclickers. Review the language of vectors, scalar mult and addition, linear combinations and weights, vector equations and connection to 1.1 and 1.2 systems of equations and augmented matrix, and span.
    Review that c1*vector1 + c2*vector2_on_a_different_line is a plane via:
    span1:=Matrix([[1, 4, b1], [2, 5, b2], [3, 6, b3]]);
    a1:=spacecurve({[t, 2*t, 3*t, t = 0 .. 1]}, color = red, thickness = 2):
    a2:=textplot3d([1, 2, 3, ` vector [1,2,3]`], color = black):
    b1:=spacecurve({[4*t,5*t,6*t,t = 0 .. 1]}, color = green, thickness = 2):
    b2:=textplot3d([4, 5, 6, ` vector [4,5,6]`], color = black):
    c1:=spacecurve({[7*t, 8*t, 9*t, t = 0 .. 1]},color=magenta,thickness = 2):
    c2:=textplot3d([7,8,9,`vector[7,8,9]`],color = black):

    Begin 1.4. Ax via using weights from x for columns of A versus Ax via dot products of rows of A with x and Ax=b the same (using definition 1 of linear combinations of the columns) as the augmented matrix [A |b]. The matrix vector equation and the augmented matrix. The matrix vector equation and the augmented matrix and the connection of mixing to span and linear combinations.
    Theorem 4 in 1.4

  • Thur May 29 Collect hw and take questions.
    Clicker questions 1.1 and 1.2 continued with #2 onward:
    Parametrize x+y+z=1.
    History of linear equations and the term "linear algebra" images, including the Babylonians 2x2 linear equations, the Chinese 3x3 column elimination method over 2000 years ago, Gauss' general method arising from geodesy and least squares methods for celestial computations, and Wilhelm Jordan's contributions.
    Gauss quotation. Gauss was also involved in other linear algebra, including the history of vectors, another important "linear" object.
    vectors, scalar mult and addition, Foxtrot vector addition comic by Bill Amend. November 14, 1999. linear combinations and weights, vector equations and connection to 1.1 and 1.2 systems of equations and augmented matrix. linear combination language (addition and scalar multiplication of vectors).

  • Wed May 28 Turn in hw. Register the i-clickers.
    Clicker questions 1.1 and 1.2 #1. Mention solutions and a glossary on ASULearn.
    Prepare to share your name, major(s)/minors/concentrations, and something you learned from hw or class yesterday or had a question on.
    Review Gaussian and Gauss-Jordan for 3 equations and 2 unknowns in R2.

    Gaussian and Gauss-Jordan or reduced row echelon form in general: section 1.2, focusing on algebraic and geometric perspectives and solving using by-hand elimination of systems of equations with 3 unknowns. Follow up with Maple commands and visualization: ReducedRowEchelon and GaussianElimination as well as implicitplot3d in Maple (like on the handout):
    with(plots): with(LinearAlgebra):
    implicitplot3d({x-2*y+z=2, x+y-2*z=3, (-2)*x+y+z=1}, x = -4 .. 4, y = -4 .. 4, z = -4 .. 4)

    implicitplot3d({x+2*y+3*z=3,2*x-y-4*z=1,x+y-z=0}, x=-4..4,y=-4..4,z=-4..4);
    implicitplot3d({x+2*y+3*z = 0, x+2*y+4*z = 4, 2*x+4*y+7*z = 4}, x = -13 .. -5, y = -1/4 .. 1/4, z = 3 .. 5, color = yellow)

    Ex4:=Matrix([[1,3,4,k],[2,8,9,0],[10,10,10,5],[5,5,5,5]]); GaussianElimination(Ex4);
    Highlight equations with 3 unknowns with infinite solutions, one solution and no solutions in R3, and the corresponding geometry, as we review new terminology and glossary words.

  • Tues May 27
    UTAustinXLinearAlgebra.mov History of solving equations 1.1 Work on the introduction to linear algebra handout motivated from Evelyn Boyd Granville's favorite problem (#1-3). At the same time, begin 1.1 (and some of the words in 1.2) including geometric perspectives, by-hand algebraic Gaussian Elimination and pivots, solutions, plotting and geometry, parametrization and GaussianElimination in Maple for systems with 2 unknowns in R2.
    Evelyn Boyd Granville #3:
    with(LinearAlgebra): with(plots):
    implicitplot({x+y=17, 4*x+2*y=48},x=-10..10, y = 0..40);
    implicitplot({x+y-17, 4*x+2*y-48},x=-10..10, y = 0..40);

    Course intro slides
    Do EBG#4
    Evelyn Boyd Granville #4

    3 equations and 2 unknowns in R2
    Gaussian and EBG#5 with k as an unknown but constant coefficient:

    Prove using geometry of lines that the number of solutions of a system with 2 equations and 2 unknowns is 0, 1 or infinite.

    Solve the system x+y+z=1 and x+y+z=2 (0 solutions - 2 parallel planes)

    implicitplot3d({x+y+z=1, x+y+z=2}, x = -4 .. 4, y = -4 .. 4, z = - 4 .. 4)

    How to get to the main calendar page: google Dr. Sarah / click on webpage / then 2240

    Review the following vocabulary, which is also on the ASULearn glossary that I am experimenting with.
    augmented matrix
    Gaussian elimination / row echelon form (in Maple GaussianElimination(M))
    Gauss-Jordan elimination / reduced row echelon form (in Maple ReducedRowEchelonForm(M))
    homogeneous system
    linear system
    row operations / elementary row operations
    system of linear equations