Matrices and their terminology are introduced at the start of this chapter, followed by basic matrix operations, determinants, and inverse matrices. Solving a system of equations using matrices is also covered.

What you can expect to learn

After completing these activities you should be able to:

  1. Identify matrices and their elements.
  2. Organize data into matrices.
  3. Add and subtract matrices.
  4. Find scalar and matrix products.
  5. Represent a system of equations using a matrix equation.
  6. Find the determinant of a matrix.
  7. Find the inverse of a matrix.
  8. Solve matrix equations of the form AX = C using Cramer's rule and inverse matrices.
  9. Use matrix operations to transform images.
Activity List