Introduction to Linear Algebra

Introduction to Linear Algebra

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Linear algebra is something all mathematics undergraduates and many other students, in subjects ranging from engineering to economics, have to learn. The fifth edition of this hugely successful textbook retains all the qualities of earlier editions, while at the same time seeing numerous minor improvements and major additions. The latter include: - A new chapter on singular values and singular vectors, including ways to analyze a matrix of data - A revised chapter on computing in linear algebra, with professional-level algorithms and code that can be downloaded for a variety of languages - A new section on linear algebra and cryptography - A new chapter on linear algebra in probability and statistics. A dedicated and active website also offers solutions to exercises as well as new exercises from many different sources (including practice problems, exams, and development of textbook examples), plus codes in MATLAB(R), Julia, and Python.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 600 pages
  • 198 x 237 x 31mm | 1,170g
  • Wellesley, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 0980232775
  • 9780980232776
  • 26,130

Table of contents

1. Introduction to vectors; 2. Solving linear equations; 3. Vector spaces and subspaces; 4. Orthogonality; 5. Determinants; 6. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors; 7. The singular value decomposition (SVD); 8. Linear transformations; 9. Complex vectors and matrices; 10. Applications; 11. Numerical linear algebra; 12. Linear algebra in probability and statistics; Matrix factorizations; Index; Six great theorems/linear algebra in a nutshell.
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'Undergraduate mathematics textbooks are not what they used to be, and Gilbert Strang's superb new edition of Introduction to Linear Algebra is an example of everything that a modern textbook could possibly be, and more ... the writing is engaging and personal, and the presentation is exceptionally clear and informative (even seasoned instructors may benefit from Strang's insights) ... I would like to stress that there is a richness to the material that goes beyond most texts at this level.' Douglas Farenick, Bulletin of the International Linear Algebra Society
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'Undergraduate mathematics textbooks are not what they used to be, and Gilbert Strang's superb new edition of Introduction to Linear Algebra is an example of everything that a modern textbook could possibly be, and more ... the writing is engaging and personal, and the presentation is exceptionally clear and informative (even seasoned instructors may benefit from Strang's insights) ... I would like to stress that there is a richness to the material that goes beyond most texts at this level.' Douglas Farenick, Bulletin of the International Linear Algebra Society
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About Gilbert Strang

Strang, Gilbert
Gilbert Strang is a professor of mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where his research focuses on analysis, linear algebra and PDEs. He is the author of many textbooks and his service to the mathematics community is extensive. He has spent time both as President of SIAM and as Chair of the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics, and has been a member of various other committees and boards. He has received several awards for his research and teaching, including the Chauvenet Prize (1976), the Award for Distinguished Service (SIAM, 2003), the Graduate School Teaching Award (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003) and the Von Neumann Prize Medal (US Association for Computational Mechanics, 2005), among others. He is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford.
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