Crash Course on Some Aspects of Linear Algebra
Matrix Basics: Much of the time in any first course in linear algebra is spent on
learning how to manipulate matrices. In a basic sense, a matrix is just a
rectangular arrangement of numbers (usually real num

Canoe Manufacturing Problem
You are managing a fabrication plant that can make three models of canoe:
the Voyager, the Angler, and the Trapper. You can sell any number of any
of these models, and you can think in terms of making a fractional number
per we

Oil Blend Class Example
You work for an oil company. (How evil of you!) Youre assigned the
task of deciding what blend of crude from three different fields in
Saskatchewan to use in producing four grades of gasoline: regular
(87 octane), mid (89), high (9