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There are frequent embedded Sage cells that help develop students' computational proficiency. The impact that linear algebra is having on our society is inextricably tied to the phenomenal increase in computing power witnessed in the last half-century. Indeed, Carl Cowen, former president of the Mathematical Association of America, has said, “No serious application of linear algebra happens without a computer.” This means that an understanding of linear algebra is not complete without an understanding of how important quantities are practically computed.

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