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Should students in a first university linear algebra class be taught to write simple proofs?

Should students in a first university linear algebra class be taught to write simple proofs? I'd like to de-construct this question a little. first university linear algebra should student be taught ...
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Is the Wronskian still assumed for graduate education?

I would say the assumption is that people heading to mathematics graduate school know about the Wronskian, but this assumption isn't universally true. Certainly, anyone who has studied a semester of ...
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Is the Wronskian still assumed for graduate education?

It is discussed in all the introductory DEqns texts of which I've used. It's needed to complete the discussion of linear independence of solution sets. Together with Abel's formula it provides some ...
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What is the best way to intuitively explain what eigenvectors and eigenvalues are, AND their importance?

As a video called "The 4 Ways to Tell if a Matrix is Diagonalizable [Passing Linear Algebra]" by the YouTube channel "STEM Support" mentions, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors are ...
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