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An Underdetermined Linear System for GPS

by Dan Kalman

Award: George Pólya Award

Year of Award: 2003

Publication Information: The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 33 (2002), pp. 384-390.

Summary: The author uses a system of linear equations to model the Global Positioning System.

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About the Author: (from The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 33 (2002)) Dan Kalman joined the mathematics faculty at American University in 1993, following an eight year stint in the aerospace industry and earlier teaching positions in Wisconsin and South Dakota. He has won three MAA writing awards and served a term as Associate Executive Director of the MAA. His interests include matrix algebra, curriculum development, and interactive computer environments for exploring mathematics, especially using Mathwright software.


Subject classification(s): Algebra and Number Theory | Linear Algebra | Systems of Linear Equations
Publication Date: 
Monday, March 31, 0008