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Agdamag,Arnold Faypon Benthuysen,Jessica Ann Brown,Peter A Caine,Matthew Jordan Chen,Wei Liang Chong,Hermann Faith Quantitative Analysis of Good Water Distribution in China: An Application of Linear Algebra Ellipse and Linear Algebra Good. Computer Graphics with Matrices Good The Importance of Matrices Not fully up to standard. in the DirectX API Strong points in this report are the use of real data and student thinking about a real problem. Weak point from the 308 project point of view is that the linear algebra used is pretty basic. This is a beautiful and important application. The report has a good example and graphics. One omission in the example is the idea that the length of the new coordinate vectors must be equal for the ellipse to keep the same proportions and the lengths must be 1 to keep the same size. This has a good discussion of homogeneous coordinates and composition of translation, scaling, and rotation. Weak spot is that general form of rotation matrix is never explained. The best feature of this report is that it describes a real-world application of linear algebra. However, a serious deficiency is that it stays on the surface and does not meet the standard of learning and explaining a specific example of the use of linear algebra. Rather it just tells where the linear algebra is used without giving any details about the linear algebra. Cushman,Elisabeth Noel Divina,Svetlana Grigoryevna Theoretical Evolutionary Ecology Unsatisfactory because of serious errors. (also late) This seems like a good topic, but when one examines the matrix example, the example has serious errors. The infinite power of the matrix converges to the 0 matrix and the population is not constant at claimed. There is no evidence of understanding the nature of a matrix that would make the population stay constant and the matrix power converge to a nonzero matrix. Fiskum,Mathew David Georgianna,Leigh Mara Gregory,Scott Andrew Good. This is a modest but nice example of the use of Applications of Linear Algebra: Data Encryption matrices in codes. The references should have been explicit and printed with full www address. Howerton,Mary Beth Jedinak,Jay Leland Kirkham,Jared Robert Lauer,John Francis McDaniel,Chris Ray Miller,Matthew Jay Mills,Adam Justin Muldoon,Erin James Nguyen,Michelle Lan Nguyen,Quang-Huy Thai Peplowski,Patrick N Peydaye Saheli,Farhad Pilawski,Kristen Elizabeth Earthquake Location How linear algebra can be applied to genetics Very Good. This has a good example with explanation of how linear algebra concepts appear. Abstract and references are good. Space Shuttle Control Systems Good This has some good detail about pitch roll and yaw. There is a good explanation. Also, it was good that Maple was used. However, the report does not actually multiply the matrices in the non-commutative example and show the results are different (Maple does not seem to have been used for Recolizado,Milton B Geology and Geography Good Reed,Christopher T Using Eigenvalues to Find Solutions to Dampened Spring Problems A bit below standard. Reidinger,Arianne Melissa Integration By Parts Good Rilling,Adam Joseph Projections Good this) or show how you actually can "aim" the space shuttle with these controls (it goes the reverse direction). Abstract and References are good. This is an interesting topic, and the explanation is good. It would have been nice to see a concrete example. Abstract and references OK. The strong feature of this report is a detailed example. The weakness is that there is very little sense of why one should use linear algebra and eigenvalues for what is apparently a one-variable problem. It looks more like Math 307 than 308. Abstract and references OK. The report has good examples and reasonably good explanation of what is going on. A strong point is that examples are worked out. Abstract and references OK. Report has some good explanation and an example. References OK. Abstract not set apart. Schiefloe,Paal Torleiv Sheriff,Scott Preston Shiner,Christi Ann Sutherland,Jeremy Chad Taing,Seamleng Thompson,Andrew Kell Yip,Ting Kam Yoshida,Jenni Rieko Young,Christopher Kerry Zhang,Haiyan The Adjacency Matrix Electrical Circuits Matrices in Computer Graphics Electrical Networks