Hello. My name is James Sheldon and I'm a 2nd year Computer Science student. I'm doing an independent study project for my Engineering Mathematics course.
I'm looking for a discovery-based, learning by induction approach textbook(s) that utilizes Matlab for linear algebra and/or differential equations.
I also would like it to include material on the history and/or philosophy of math and include some stuff on techniques of proof but these two things aren't really that necessary they would just be nice.
I'd also like to know what the research literature says about discovery-based learning in linear algebra and differential equations. Has it been shown to work well, especially for Computer Science and Computer Engineering students?
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