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Unit 2: Matrix transformations

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Matrices can be used to perform a wide variety of transformations on data, which makes them powerful tools in many real-world applications. For example, matrices are often used in computer graphics to rotate, scale, and translate images and vectors. They can also be used to solve equations that have multiple unknown variables (x, y, z, and more) and they do it very efficiently!