Matrices or matrix is commonly used its mathematics, but have you thought about how important it is or where you can use it? Ever wondered where the word matrix came from? Matrix is actually a Latin word used for the womb it is also used to express something that is formed or produced. Matrices are used a lot in daily life but its applications are usually not discussed in class. Therefore, we have brought to you the importance and the application of maths through matrices in a simple form.
Matrices have the following uses:
In encryption, we use it to scramble data for security purpose to encode and to decode this data we need matrices. There is a key which helps encode and decode data which is generated by matrices.
- Games especially 3D
They use it to alter the object, in 3d space. They use the 3d matrix to 2d matrix to convert it into the different objects as per requirement.
- Economics and business
To study the trends of a business, shares and more. To create business models etc.
Have you seen some buildings are straight but sometimes architects try to change the outer structure of the building like the famous Burj Khalifa etc. This can be done with matrices.
A matrix is made of rows and columns you can change the number of rows and columns within a matrix.
Matrices can help support various historical structures
- Dance – contra dance
It is used to organise complicated group dances.
It can help make animations in a more precise and perfect.
Matrices are applied in the study of electrical circuits, quantum mechanics and optics. It helps in the calculation of battery power outputs, resistor conversion of electrical energy into another useful energy. Therefore, matrices play a major role in calculations. Especially in solving the problems using Kirchoff’s laws of voltage and current. It helps in studying quantum physics and in using it.
Matrices are used for taking seismic surveys.
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