Solution of linear equations and the inversion of matrices
Dowell, Theodore M.
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It has been noted that the writing of a system of linear equations in matrix form quite naturally suggests the computation of an inverse matrix which may then be used to compute solutions to a system of equations in which the coefficients remain the same but the constants have been changed. The elementary properties of matrices and determinants have been reviewed and a general method of matrix inversion based on these properties was considered. The very considerable practical deficiencies of this theoretically attractive method suggested that the method would be almost completely worthless for a system larger than two by two [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (M.A.)--Boston University