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Postby Alpaca on Fri Jan 13, 2006 8:48 pm

No, that's just to solve more complex equations with multiple variables.

The things that are really bad are working to modify the actual matrices themselves. Multiply a matrix by a matrix, add a matrix to another, stuff like that. Which isn't that hard, just really, really tedious. Oh, and in that unit, some French mathematician has a theorem that will ruin your life. Can't remember his name, since DeMoivre's making life easy for me right now.
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Postby Qwertyuiopasd on Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:23 pm

umm... yeah, we learned adding, subtracting, and multiplying matricies last year. its not all THAT tedious, although it is boring and easy.
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Postby Alpaca on Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:27 pm

Then that means it didn't get lumped in with that French guy. If it did, your approach to matrices would be forever scarred.
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Postby Duke on Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:42 pm

Alpaca wrote:Matrices... don't go there.

Qwerty, what y'all are probably doing is solving systems of linear equations using matrices, which is all good.

When you get to advanced Algebra, you get to see the true sadistic power of matrices. Just... take it and don't talk about it.


Are the matrices evil? Are they out to bore all of humankind?


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Postby Alpaca on Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:45 pm

Bore... I don't really know. Still, I've still not encountered any purpose for using them that couldn't be accomplished using other methods.
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Postby Duke on Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:53 pm

Alpaca wrote:Bore... I don't really know. Still, I've still not encountered any purpose for using them that couldn't be accomplished using other methods.



Most of math is like that, I fear. :roll:


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Postby Alpaca on Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:59 pm

Aww, now, that's an exaggeration.

I also have to retract my previous statement. The matrix now has a unique use: portraying the FSM in numbers as no equation can.
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Postby Qwertyuiopasd on Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:04 pm

hey, how bout we do something FUN!

we can find out what steps to take to turn the FSMatrix into an identity matrix!

yayhappyfuntimeshow!
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Postby Alpaca on Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:12 pm

Or maybe, if you felt like it, you could calculate [FSM]^2?
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Postby Duke on Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:21 pm

Alpaca wrote:Aww, now, that's an exaggeration.

I also have to retract my previous statement. The matrix now has a unique use: portraying the FSM in numbers as no equation can.


Well, it is an exaggeration, but somewhat true.

Sometimes.


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Postby BL!TZ on Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:51 pm

Strange magical findings!

Ok so in algebra class i put this on my graphing calculator.

THE FLYING
SPAGHETTI
MONSTER > YOU

then the next day i turn it on and find this.

THE FLYING
SPAGHETTI
MONSTER > YOU
Ans->7,()9^-13--63A2ln(89999-6

So i did the math and figure it means

FSM -> 7, 681.351A

I am thinking they are plots on a map which will lead to a startling discovery. But where is the origin?
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Postby Alpaca on Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:17 pm

How'd you get the greater than sign?
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Postby BL!TZ on Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:21 pm

Shift+period
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or if you mean on a calculator its 2nd+math i think.
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Postby Alpaca on Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:23 pm

Yes, I meant the calculator.

What model is it?
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Postby BL!TZ on Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:28 pm

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