1.1 Number of Solutions of a System of Linear Equations For a system of linear equations in n variables, precisely one of the following must be true: 1.The system has exactly one solution (consistent),2.The system has an infinite number of solutions
Matrices and Determinants Traces back to 4th Century BC More obvious in 2 nd Century BC The Babylonians studied problems which lead to simultaneous linear equations and some of these are preserved in clay tablets which survive. For example a tablet d
Mandi McGaha Matrices and Determinants 300 BC-The Babylonians studied problems that lead to simultaneous linear equatios Between 200 BC and 100 BC-Chinese come much closer to matrices with the text Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art, written durin