Making Connections: Functions from Dot Products
Calculus is often a prerequisite course to linear algebra. As such, it is beneficial for students to see connections between concepts from linear algebra and more familiar topics from Calculus. This demo allows the instructor to tie together the concepts of dot product and a function—we use dot products to define a function that can be graphed in the plane. The ideas of orthogonality and parallel vectors can then be connected to the concepts from calculus that are important in the study of curve sketching.
11, 12, Community College, Higher education, Vocational education
Curriculum support, Tool
Georgia Southern University