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The Action of a Linear Operator and an Introduction to Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors

Published on 05/13/2005

Activity Overview

In this activity, you will use Derive™ computer software to look at the action of matrices and their eigenvalues.

Before the Activity

  • Download the Derive™ software file
  • Print and make copies of the Derive™ software file for your class.
  • During the Activity

    In this activity, you will use Derive™ computer software to look at the action of matrices and their eigenvalues.

    After the Activity

    Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary