JAMP  Vol.4 No.4 , April 2016
On Linear Algebra for Non Mathematics Majors

To find out what knowledge in linear algebra is essential to non-mathematics students, a reverse tracking method was used. Based on practical problems likely to encountered by students in subsequent engineering courses, the minimum contents required has been determined. Rules are proposed to meet the background of most freshman students. An application oriented, easy to understand, computer based text book “Applied Popular Linear Algebra with MATLAB” [1] was published.

Cite this paper: Chen, H. , Gao, S. and Yang, W. (2016) On Linear Algebra for Non Mathematics Majors. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics, 4, 595-601. doi: 10.4236/jamp.2016.44065.

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