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

1. Dec 5, 2012

### jey1234

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
• 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.

2. Dec 5, 2012

### micromass

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.

3. Dec 5, 2012

### Staff: Mentor

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.

4. Dec 6, 2012

### HallsofIvy

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?