Rise and Fall of Matrices, The

Synopsis
Recording of a lecture given by Professor W Ledermann in the London Mathematical Society’s Popular Lecture Series. Professor W Ledermann describes the revolutionary paper in 1858 by Cayley and the change of emphasis of the teaching of linear algebra from determinants to matrices and linear maps, with historical background.
Series
Popular Lecture Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 43 min.
Year of production
1986
Availability
Hire; 2006 hire: £5.00
Uses
6th-form mathematics and above. Some knowledge of matrices required.
Subjects
Mathematics
Keywords
algebra; Cayley’s theorem; linear algebra; matrices

Credits

Cast
W Ledermann 

Production Company

Name

Imperial College of Science and Technology Television Studio

Sponsor

Name

London Mathematical Society

Distributor (Hire)

Name

London Mathematical Society

Email
lms@lms.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7637 3686
Fax
020 7323 3655
Address
De Morgan House
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London
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Notes
Video recordings of twice-yearly LMS Popular Lectures, which aim to present exciting topics and interesting applications to anyone with a serious interest in mathematics such as sixth form and university students. Recent lectures are for sale on DVD and older ones for hire on video.

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