Abstract / Synopsis
Reopening a cold case, Inspector Echelon, high-ranking in the Row Operations Center, is searching for a lost linear map, known to be nilpotent. When a partially decomposed matrix is unearthed, he reconstructs its reduced form, finding it singular. But were its origins nilpotent?
Eric L. Grinberg, "Nilpotents Leave No Trace: A Matrix Mystery for Pandemic Times," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 12 Issue 1 (January 2022), pages 139-147. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.202201.10. Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol12/iss1/10