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There are 17 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to Matrices, you may find related items under Vectors and matrices.Broad Topics > Vectors and matrices > Matrices
Given probabilities of taking paths in a graph from each node, use matrix multiplication to find the probability of going from one vertex to another in 2 stages, or 3, or 4 or even 100.
This problem in geometry has been solved in no less than EIGHT ways by a pair of students. How would you solve it? How many of their solutions can you follow? How are they the same or different? Which do you like best?
Use matrices to find out how much cake I eat.
Use matrices to model this popular party game.
What happens when you find the powers of this matrix?
Explore a new way of multiplying with matrices.
Explore how matrices can fix vectors and vector directions.
Explore the meaning behind the algebra and geometry of matrices with these 10 individual problems.
Explore the shape of a square after it is transformed by the action of a matrix.
Explore the properties of matrix transformations with these 10 questions.
Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?
Matrices and Complex Numbers combine to enable us to create four dimensional numbers.
An iterative method for finding the value of the Golden Ratio with explanations of how this involves the ratios of Fibonacci numbers and continued fractions.
Investigate the transformations of the plane given by the 2 by 2 matrices with entries taking all combinations of values 0, -1 and +1.
Explore the transformations and comment on what you find.
Follow hints to investigate the matrix which gives a reflection of the plane in the line y=tanx. Show that the combination of two reflections in intersecting lines is a rotation.
Follow hints using a little coordinate geometry, plane geometry and trig to see how matrices are used to work on transformations of the plane.