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H. Li, PhDNumerical Methods Using Kotlinhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-8826-9_2

2. Linear Algebra

Haksun Li, PhD1  
Hong Kong, China

Linear algebra algorithms are the most important algorithms in numerical computing. They are the foundation of all numerical algorithms. Many numerical algorithms, however complicated they are, involve some linear algebra computation. For example, a nonlinear problem is often difficult (or impossible) to solve directly. A popular technique is to approximate the nonlinear problem using multiple smaller linear subproblems (as in calculus). A linear problem then usually involves some vectors and matrices because it has multiple ...

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