Algebra is beautiful. Professor Gerritsen discusses the hundreds of applications of mathematics and how it is used to change the world -renewable energy, cures for cancer, even using mathematics and computer simulation to design a flying pterodactyl.

Margot Gerritsen (Stanford Computational Math) on “Linear Algebra: the incredible beauty of a branch of math with a bad reputation” at a USF LASER http://www.scaruffi.com/leonardo/sep2013.html – with special thanks to Tim Davis and his beautiful matrix collection (see http://www.cise.ufl.edu/research/sparse/matrices/ ) Video Rating: / 5

Margot Gerritsen is a professor of energy resources engineering and the director of the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering. After receiving her master’s degree in applied mathematics in the Netherlands, Gerritsen moved to the United States in search of “hillier and sunnier places.” She received her doctorate in scientific computing and computational mathematics at […]

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