Math.496 + 696 Matrinomials Spring 2018
Freemat Software Information


Software:  Freemat

Most of the techniques and processes of linear algebra are tedious to carry out by hand.  It is important that you understand how these techniques work, and why they are valid.  But when you apply the techniques it is often much more efficient to use computer software than to try to do all the steps by hand.  For this reason, we will be seeing many examples carried out using a general purpose matrix calculator called FreeMat.  This is free software that you can down load that from the Free Mat website:

http://freemat.sourceforge.net/

Please install this software before the start of classes, and work through the first page of a  tutorial available here.  Freemat will be used in class starting in the second week, and students should complete the tutorial by that time.