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RayM

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relevance of matrices
Posted: Apr 19, 2001 12:19 AM
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Here's a list of list of places where life would be miserable w/o
matices:
1. Matlab
2. coding theory (Hamming, Huffman, Viterbi, et al.)
3. FTFD simulation
4. BEM (boundary element modeling)
5. FEM ( finite element modeling)
6. Markov processes
7. Hartline-Ratliff models of lateral inhibiton in the retina
8. CFD (computational fluid dynamics)
9. the Jacobian
for a truely wide ranging discussion see a book like Applied matrix
and tensor analysis by John A. Eisele and Robert M. Mason. New York,
Wiley-Interscience [1970] x, 337 p.

At least in the case of Matlab functions like sphere, ndgrid, and
meshgrid they can be introduced to and understood by an intelligent 9
year old.

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