Finding examples of "linear algebra in action" that are both accessible and convincing is difficult.

Thirty-three Miniatures is an attempt to present some usable examples. For me, the biggest impact of the book came from noticing the tools that are used. Many linear algebra textbooks, including the one I use, delay discussion of inner products and transpose matrices till later in the course, which sometimes means they don't get discussed at all.

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Seeing how often the transpose matrix shows up in Matousek's miniatures made me realize space must be made for it. Similarly, the theorem relating the rank of the product of two matrices to the ranks of the factors plays a big role here. Most linear algebra instructors would benefit from this kind of insight.

Thirty-three Miniatures would be an excellent book for an informal seminar offered to students after their first linear algebra course. It may also be the germ of many interesting undergraduate talks.

## Thirty-three Miniatures: Mathematical and Algorithmic Applications of Linear Algebra

And it's fun as well. The style of exposition is very lively, with fairly standard usage of terminologies and notations. Highly recommended. AMS Homepage. Join our email list.

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## Algorithmic Principles of Mathematical Programming

Print ISBN Online ISBN Print ISSN: Online ISSN: Primary MSC: 05 ; 68 ; We always tell our students that there are many applications of linear algebra, but showing them one is sometimes difficult. Some applications take too much setting up, some require too much knowledge of other material, many are just too difficult and abstract. Thirty-three Miniatures is an attempt to present some usable examples. Many of the examples come from graph theory, but the range is quite wide, from Fibonacci numbers to error-correcting codes with many stops in between. Most of the miniatures in the book require quite a bit of linear algebra, so they are not intended for use in a first linear algebra course.

None of this is difficult, but it is not necessarily stuff that one would find in an introductory course. For me, the biggest impact of the book came from noticing the tools that are used. Similarly, the theorem relating the rank of the product of two matrices to the ranks of the factors plays a big role here.

Most linear algebra instructors would benefit from this kind of insight. Thirty-three Miniatures would be an excellent book for an informal seminar offered to students after their first linear algebra course. It may also be the germ of many interesting undergraduate talks.

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