Thursday, April 19, 2012

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - William Butler Yeats

And edutainment is making that fire dance to music! Given the simplicity of construction and operation of a Rubens' Tube, coupled with the enthusiasm it generates in the classroom, this totally tubular device is near the top of my must-have demo list. The stellar song in this video was written by bassist Andrew Kratzat.

You hear that, Mr. Anderson? That is the sound of Row Reduced Echelon Form.

If I had to pick between bullet-dodging skills and linear algebra skills, I'd probably go with bullet-dodging skills. But since Mythbusters already demonstrated that bullet-dodging is not an aquirable skill for mere mortals, I decided to make a video tutorial on Kirchoff's Rules using linear algebra.