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Aerospace Aerospace and linear algebra

  1. Nov 3, 2008 #1
    At our university, next to Calculus 1,2,3 every other math is linear algebra. Can someone explain what an aerospace engineer can do with linear algebra? Where and how is it applied/what is its use?
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  3. Nov 3, 2008 #2

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    Aerospace is a huge field, and practically every aspect of it uses linear algebra. Structures: linear algebra plays a huge role in finding structural modes. Guidance, navigation, and control: you can't make step one without a good understanding of linear algebra. Flight: linear algebra is at the heart of finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics.
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