Synopses & Reviews
"Interactive Linear Algebra with Maple V is a complete software package for doing linear algebra. It consists of the printed book, and a CD-ROM (with diskettes available on request). The interactive text includes: A Graphical User Interface which makes it easy to navigate among the components of the text along with animations that explain linear algebra cocepts geometrically. A collection of interactive lessons with emphasis on experimentation and conjecturing. A collection of labs which enforces the learning of the concepts. A collection of applications which stresses modeling and the utility of linear algebra concepts in various disciplines including Computer Science, Population Dynamics, Natural Sciences, Management Sciences, and Engineering. A unique library of interactive ""high-level"" functions written in Maple V that can be used in different modes. A stand alone Testing System. The authors goal has been to implement a philosophy based on the belief that students who study mathematics must enjoy, understand, assimilate, and apply the skills and concepts they study. Students using this text will learn the concepts of linear algebra and their applications in an interactive environment characterized by experimentation, exploration, and discovery learning. Students will play a fundamental and an active role rather than a passive one throughout the learning process."