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# Introduction to GNU Octave : a brief tutorial for linear algebra and calculus students

Author: Jason Lachniet; Open Textbook Library, [Place of publication not identified] : Jason Lachniet, Minneapolis : Open Textbook Library [2017]- Open Textbook Library. Website : Document  Continually Updated Resource  Computer File : English : First editionView all editions and formats "This guide is heavy on linear algebra and makes a good supplement to a linear algebra textbook. But, it is assumed that any college student studying linear algebra will also be studying calculus and differential equations, maybe statistics. Therefore it makes sense to apply the Octave skills learned for linear algebra to these subjects as well. Chapters 3 and 5 have several applications to calculus, differential equations, and statistics. The overarching objective is to enhance our understanding of calculus and linear algebra using Octave as a tool for computations. For the most part, we will not address issues of accuracy and round-off error in machine arithmetic. For more details about numerical issues, refer to [1], which also contains many useful Octave examples. To get started, read Chapter 1, without worrying too much about any of the mathematics you don't yet understand. After grasping the basics, you should be able to move into any of the chapters or sections that interest you. Every chapter concludes with a set of problems, some of which are routine practice, and some of which are more extended applied projects. Most examples assume the reader is familiar with the mathematics involved. In a few cases, more detailed explanation of relevant theorems is given by way of motivation, but there are no proofs. Refer to the linear algebra and calculus books listed in the references for background on the underlying mathematics. In the spirit of openness, all references listed are available for free under GNU or Creative Commons licenses and can be accessed using the links provided."--Open Textbook Library.  Read more... (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

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Genre/Form: Textbooks Document, Internet resource Internet Resource, Computer File, Continually Updated Resource Jason Lachniet; Open Textbook Library, Find more information about: Jason Lachniet 9781365983191 1365983196 1044759110 1 online resource : illustrations Mode of access: World Wide Web. Basic operation -- Matrices and linear systems -- Calculus -- Eigenvalue problems -- Additional topics -- A. MATLAB compatibility -- B. List of Octave commands. Open Textbook Library. Jason Lachniet.

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"This guide is heavy on linear algebra and makes a good supplement to a linear algebra textbook. But, it is assumed that any college student studying linear algebra will also be studying calculus and differential equations, maybe statistics. Therefore it makes sense to apply the Octave skills learned for linear algebra to these subjects as well. Chapters 3 and 5 have several applications to calculus, differential equations, and statistics. The overarching objective is to enhance our understanding of calculus and linear algebra using Octave as a tool for computations. For the most part, we will not address issues of accuracy and round-off error in machine arithmetic. For more details about numerical issues, refer to [1], which also contains many useful Octave examples. To get started, read Chapter 1, without worrying too much about any of the mathematics you don't yet understand. After grasping the basics, you should be able to move into any of the chapters or sections that interest you. Every chapter concludes with a set of problems, some of which are routine practice, and some of which are more extended applied projects. Most examples assume the reader is familiar with the mathematics involved. In a few cases, more detailed explanation of relevant theorems is given by way of motivation, but there are no proofs. Refer to the linear algebra and calculus books listed in the references for background on the underlying mathematics. In the spirit of openness, all references listed are available for free under GNU or Creative Commons licenses and can be accessed using the links provided."--Open Textbook Library.

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