Sylvester's Influence on Applied Mathematics

Higham, Nicholas J. (2014) Sylvester's Influence on Applied Mathematics. Mathematics Today, 50 (4). pp. 202-206. ISSN 1361-2042

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Abstract

James Joseph Sylvester coined the term ``matrix'' and contributed much to the early development of matrix theory. To mark the 200th anniversary of his birth I show how Sylvester's work on matrices continues to influence applied mathematics today.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: James Joseph Sylvester, applied mathematics, linear algebra, numerical analysis
Subjects: MSC 2010, the AMS's Mathematics Subject Classification > 01 History and biography
MSC 2010, the AMS's Mathematics Subject Classification > 15 Linear and multilinear algebra; matrix theory
MSC 2010, the AMS's Mathematics Subject Classification > 65 Numerical analysis
Depositing User: Nick Higham
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2014
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2017 14:13
URI: http://eprints.maths.manchester.ac.uk/id/eprint/2142

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