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Resources for learning eigenvectors and linear differential equations in ~ 24 hours

  1. Dec 5, 2012 #1
    Hi guys, in my college we have this "Independent Study" component for the Intro Linear Algebra class. Basically, I have to solve 4 questions that go beyond what was covered in class. Sadly, being the procrastinator I am, I haven't looked at it until now and the assignment is due Friday. The questions look simple and non-conceptual.

    So far, I have a very strong understanding of:
    • Gaussian Elimination
    • Inverses using adjoints
    • Finding determinants
    • Orthogonality
    • Cross Product

    Was taught a little bit of:
    • Subspaces
    • Linear Independence
    • Basis

    I've also already taken single variable, differential and integral calculus courses.

    So now in the next 24 hours I have, what resources (online) would help me the most to just be able to solve these 4 questions. Normally, I like to learn something thoroughly but this time it's an exception. I have the Howard Anton "Elementary Linear Algebra 10th Ed. Abridged" Textbook but it doesn't contain these topics. Thanks.

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  3. Dec 5, 2012 #2

    micromass

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    Re: Resources for learning eigenvectors and linear differential equations in ~ 24 hou

    I think that part of the assignment is that you find the necessary resources. We are not here to do your work for you.
     
  4. Dec 5, 2012 #3

    Evo

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    Re: Resources for learning eigenvectors and linear differential equations in ~ 24 hou

    Also, this isn't the right forum for schoolwork, that's what the Homework forum is for.
     
  5. Dec 6, 2012 #4

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    Re: Resources for learning eigenvectors and linear differential equations in ~ 24 hou

    Anton certainly does cover eigenvalues and eigenvector. Chapter 5 is titled "Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors"! Have you ever actually opened the book?
     
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