Using Works of Visual Art to Teach Matrix Transformations

James Luke Akridge, Rachel Bowman, Peter Hamburger and Bruce Kessler
Proceedings of Bridges 2009: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2009)
Pages 215–222


The authors present a modern technique for teaching matrix transformations on R2 that incorporates works of visual art and computer programming. Two of the authors were undergraduate students in Dr. Hamburger's linear algebra class, where this technique was implemented as a special project for the students. The two students generated the images seen in this paper, and the movies that can be found on the accompanying webpage