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Finding Matrices that Satisfy Functional Equations

by Scott Duke Kominers (Harvard University)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
September, 2009

Subject classification(s): Algebra and Number Theory | Algebra | Matrices | Calculus | Single Variable Calculus
Applicable Course(s): 3.0 Calculus | 3.5 Non-mainstream Calc II | 4.13 Advanced Linear Algebra

The author shows how to solve a class of analytic functions using an approach demonstrating a surprising connection between multivariable calculus and linear algebra.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
One-Variable Calculus | Function Approximation
Linear Algebra | Matrix Algebra
Multivariable Calculus | Taylor Polynomials, Hessian
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