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From a c 0 we get a c from 4b 4d 0 we get b

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Unformatted text preview: , − 13 .6 13 26 0 −39 2 − 13 In Example 8.4.1, we see that finding one inverse matrix can enable us to solve an entire family of systems of linear equations. There are many examples of where this comes in handy ‘in the wild’, and we chose our example for this section from the field of electronics. We also take this opportunity to introduce the student to how we can compute inverse matrices using the calculator. 6 Note that the solution is the first column of the A−1 . The reader is encouraged to meditate on this ‘coincidence’. 500 Systems of Equations and Matrices Example 8.4.2. Consider the circuit diagram below.7 We have two batteries with source voltages VB1 and VB2 , measured in volts V , along with six resistors with resistances R1 through R6 , measured in kiloohms, k Ω. Using Ohm’s Law and Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law, we can relate the voltage supplied to the circuit by the two batteries to the voltage drops across the six resistors in order to find the four ‘mesh’ currents: i1 , i...
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2013 for the course MATH Algebra taught by Professor Wong during the Fall '13 term at Chicago Academy High School.

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