Elementary Linear Algebra

Elementary Linear Algebra : International Edition

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For introductory sophomore-level courses in Linear Algebra or Matrix Theory.This text presents the basic ideas of linear algebra in a manner that offers students a fine balance between abstraction/theory and computational skills. The emphasis is on not just teaching how to read a proof but also on how to write a proof.
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  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 203 x 233 x 27mm | 1,086g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 8th edition
  • 0131219332
  • 9780131219335
  • 2,174,373

Table of contents

(NOTE: All relevant chapters end with Supplementary Exercises.)1. Linear Equations and Matrices. Systems of Linear Equations. Matrices. Matrix Multiplication. Algebraic Properties of Matrix Operations. Special Types of Matrices and Partitioned Matrices. Matrix Transformations. Computer Graphics. Correlation Coefficient (Optional).2. Solving Linear Systems. Echelon Form of a Matrix. Elementary Matrices: Finding A-1. Equivalent Matrices. LU-Factorization (Optional).3. Real Vector Spaces. Vectors in the Plane and in 3-space. Vector Spaces. Subspaces. Span and Linear Independence. Basis and Dimension. Homogeneous Systems. Coordinates and Isomorphisms. Rank of a Matrix.4. Inner Product Spaces. Standard Inner Product on R2 and R3. Cross Product in R3 (Optional). Inner Product Spaces. Gram-Schmidt Process. Orthogonal Complements. Least Squares (Optional).5. Linear Transformations and Matrices. Definition and Examples. Kernel and Range of a Linear Transformation. Matrix of a Linear Transformation. Vector Space of Matrices and Vector Space of Linear Transformations (Optional). Similarity. Inroduction to Homogeneous Coordinates (Optional).6. Determinants. Definition. Properties of Determinants. Cofactor Expansion. Inverse of a Matrix. Other Applications of Determinants. Determinants from a Computational Point of View.7. Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors. Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors. Diagonalization and Similar Matrices. Stable Age Distribution in a Population; Markov Processes (Optional). Diagonalization of Symmetric Matrices. Spectral Decomposition and Singular Value Decomposition (Optional). Real Quadratic Forms. Conic Sections. Quadric Surfaces. Dominant Eigenvalue and Principal Component Analysis (Optional).8. Differential Equations (Optional). Differential Equations. Dynamical Systems.9. MATLAB for Linear Algebra. Input and Output in MATLAB. Matrix Operations in MATLAB. Matrix Powers and Some Special Matrices. Elementary Row Operations in MATLAB. Matrix Inverses in MATLAB. Vectors in MATLAB. Applications of Linear Combinations in MATLAB. Linear Transformations in MATLAB. MATLAB Command Summary.10. MATLAB Exercises. Appendix A: Preliminaries. Sets. Functions.Appendix B: Complex Numbers. Complex Numbers. Complex Numbers in Linear Algebra.Appendix C: Introduction to Proofs. Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises. Index.
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