by wood | Apr 15, 2013 | Spring 2013

In the second half of my talk, I will continue on the topic of the condensation method for evaluating determinants. In the first half, I introduced Jacobi’s theorem, on which this method is based. In this talk, I will go though an outline of the proof. The...
by wood | Feb 25, 2013 | Spring 2013

The link to my article, in The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Mar., 2007), pp. 85-95, can be found here: http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/27646442.pdf?acceptTC=true The article is titled: “Shutting up like a telescope”: Lewis...
by wood | Feb 13, 2013 | Spring 2013

My math talk will be about a method for finding the determinant for large matrices that involves constructing smaller 2×2 matrices within the larger and finding each of those individual determinant, thus making the matrix easier to work with. The talk will be on...