Topic 
Presenters 
Adjacency
Matrices (Graph Theory)
Definition
of a graph, adjacency matrix, and incidence matrix.
Properties of the adjacency matrix for kregular graphs, and
automorphic graphs. Relationship
between properties of the graph and the eigenvalues of its
adjacency matrix 
Duke 
Dynamical
Systems & Markov Chains
Ref:
Anton Sect. 5.1 
Ethan 
Leontief
InputOutput Models
Ref:
Anton Sect 5.2
This
topic might be of particular interest for Econ majors 
Tom 
GaussSeidel
& Jacobi Iteration
Ref:
Anton Sect 5.3
This
would be a good topic for anyone interested in numerical analysis

Hannah & Dom 
Partitioned
Matrices, Condensation, & Parallel Processing
This
topic will require some outside research, but Anton Sect 3.8 will
get you started 

Power
Method & Internet Searches
Ref:
Anton Sect 5.4

Wade 
Computer
Graphics
Ref:
Anton Sect 6.5 

Singular
Value Decomposition & Image Processing
Ref:
Anton Sect 8.6

Jane 
Extension
to the Complex Numbers
Ref:
Anton Sects 8.8 & 8.9
Students
selecting this topic should be familiar with and comfortable using
complex numbers.


Rank
& Efficient Methods of Transmission
This
topic will require some outside research but Anton page 367 will
give you a place to start.


Best
Approximation & Least Squares
Ref:
Anton Sect 7.8


Dual
Vector Spaces
Ref:
Curtis Sect 26
Most
presentations of this topic are rather dense and hard to get
through, but the topic itself is interesting. If you are
planning on seeking an advanced degree in mathematics and want to
choose a subject that will definitely come up again, this would be
a good, yet challenging, choice. This would be a great topic
for someone with some Abstract Algebra experience (yes, I'm
talking about you Tom) 

LU
Decomposition & Computer Algorithms
This
topic will require some outside research but Anton Sect 3.7 and
page 189 will give you a good start. Again, this would be a
good topic for anyone interested in numerical analysis.


Suggest
Your Own Topic
Proposed
topics have to be turned in by September 13, and approved by me
(to ensure you are not biting off too little or too much).

Doug: Angular momentum of
quantum states (using complex matrices) 