Ive been looking at this problem ive got, but i cant find out what would make it work. I can put numbers in a matrix, i can solve 3 unknowns with 3 equations. But now there is a variable, and the variable causes the solution to give either: 1 solution, no solution, or more than one solution.
I can "brush the matrix" as they say it in Dutch, but im learning Maple so it can go a lot faster than manual labor. So is there a way to do it with Maple?
Figure 4.1 gives from left to right: 1 solution, no solution, and an indefinite amount of solutions.
Questions: For what value of p, a. gives 1 solution? b. gives no solution? c. gives more than 1 solution?
Now i got Maple to tell me how much p x1, x2, and x3 was, but its not bringing me anywhere to where i can get to a solution.
A manual method is given in this example. Manual is way way to slow for what i need to achieve, ive got some large big books with mechanics, dynamics, statics, fluid mechanics, concrete calcutions, chemistry etc. waiting for me. I can never achieve that manually in the same time as i could do it with maple. :S