Chapter 7

Introduction to Matrices

This chapter introduces the theory and application of matrices. It is divided into two main sections.

image   Section 7.1 discusses some of the basic properties and operations of matrices strictly from a mathematical perspective. (More matrix operations are discussed in Chapter 9.)

image Section 7.2 explains how to interpret these properties and operations geometrically.

Matrices are of fundamental importance in 3D math, where they are primarily used to describe the relationship between two coordinate spaces. They do this ...

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