Projection onto a Plane - Teaching Concepts with Maple - Maplesoft
Projection onto a Plane

The components of a vector in, and orthogonal to, a plane spanned by two other vectors are obtained in multiple ways. A task template provides the components and a sketch; vector methods from the multivariate calculus course, the projection matrix approach, and the minimization of the "error" are all illustrated.

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Dr. Robert Lopez
Dr. Robert J. Lopez

Robert Lopez, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana, USA, is an award winning educator in mathematics and is the author of several books including Advanced Engineering Mathematics (Addison-Wesley 2001). For more than two decades, Dr. Lopez has also been a visionary figure in the introduction of Maplesoft technology into undergraduate education.