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Matrix Patterns and Undetermined Coefficients

by Herman Gollwitzer (Drexel University)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
November, 1994

Subject classification(s): Differential & Difference Equations | Ordinary Differential Equations
Applicable Course(s): 3.6 Differential Equations

The Method of Undetermined Coefficients is approached by using linear operators and making use of patterns associated with matrix multiplication.  The authors discuss several pedagogical advantages to this approach.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
Linear Algebra | Matrix Algebra
Linear Algebra | Matrix Multiplication
Ordinary Differential Equations | Graphic Methods
Ordinary Differential Equations | Modeling, ODE
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