Vectors, Pure and Applied

A General Introduction to Linear Algebra

Author: T. W. Körner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110703356X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 444

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Explains both the how and the why of linear algebra to get students thinking like mathematicians.
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Studyguide for Vectors, Pure and Applied

A General Introduction to Linear Algebra by Korner, T. W.

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Publisher: Cram101

ISBN: 9781478464297

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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9780872893795. This item is printed on demand.
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Introduction to Linear Algebra in Geology

Author: J. Ferguson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412493508

Category: Mathematics

Page: 203

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Introduction to Linear Algebra in Geology introduces linear algebra to students of geology and explores the possibilities of using the techniques as an aid to solving geological problems which can be solved numerically. A basic knowledge of geology is assumed.
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Linear Algebra and Matrices: Topics for a Second Course

Author: Helene Shapiro

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 1470418525

Category: Mathematics

Page: 317

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Linear algebra and matrix theory are fundamental tools for almost every area of mathematics, both pure and applied. This book combines coverage of core topics with an introduction to some areas in which linear algebra plays a key role, for example, block designs, directed graphs, error correcting codes, and linear dynamical systems. Notable features include a discussion of the Weyr characteristic and Weyr canonical forms, and their relationship to the better-known Jordan canonical form; the use of block cyclic matrices and directed graphs to prove Frobenius's theorem on the structure of the eigenvalues of a nonnegative, irreducible matrix; and the inclusion of such combinatorial topics as BIBDs, Hadamard matrices, and strongly regular graphs. Also included are McCoy's theorem about matrices with property P, the Bruck-Ryser-Chowla theorem on the existence of block designs, and an introduction to Markov chains. This book is intended for those who are familiar with the linear algebra covered in a typical first course and are interested in learning more advanced results.
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Essential Linear Algebra with Applications

A Problem-Solving Approach

Author: Titu Andreescu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0817646361

Category: Mathematics

Page: 491

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Rooted in a pedagogically successful problem-solving approach to linear algebra, the present work fills a gap in the literature that is sharply divided between elementary texts and books that are too advanced to appeal to a wide audience. It clearly develops the theoretical foundations of vector spaces, linear equations, matrix algebra, eigenvectors, and orthogonality, while simultaneously emphasizing applications and connections to fields such as biology, economics, computer graphics, electrical engineering, cryptography, and political science. Ideal as an introduction to linear algebra, the extensive exercises and well-chosen applications also make this text suitable for advanced courses at the junior or senior undergraduate level. Furthermore, it can serve as a colorful supplementary problem book, reference, or self-study manual for professional scientists and mathematicians. Complete with bibliography and index, "Essential Linear Algebra with Applications" is a natural bridge between pure and applied mathematics and the natural and social sciences, appropriate for any student or researcher who needs a strong footing in the theory, problem-solving, and model-building that are the subject’s hallmark.
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Linear Algebra and Its Applications

Author: Peter D. Lax

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471751561

Category: Mathematics

Page: 376

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Praise for the First Edition ". . .recommended for the teacher and researcher as well as for graduate students. In fact, [it] has a place on every mathematician′s bookshelf." –American Mathematical Monthly Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Second Edition presents linear algebra as the theory and practice of linear spaces and linear maps with a unique focus on the analytical aspects as well as the numerous applications of the subject. In addition to thorough coverage of linear equations, matrices, vector spaces, game theory, and numerical analysis, the Second Edition features student–friendly additions that enhance the book′s accessibility, including expanded topical coverage in the early chapters, additional exercises, and solutions to selected problems. Beginning chapters are devoted to the abstract structure of finite dimensional vector spaces, and subsequent chapters address convexity and the duality theorem as well as describe the basics of normed linear spaces and linear maps between normed spaces. Further updates and revisions have been included to reflect the most up–to–date coverage of the topic, including: The QR algorithm for finding the eigenvalues of a self–adjoint matrix The Householder algorithm for turning self–adjoint matrices into tridiagonal form The compactness of the unit ball as a criterion of finite dimensionality of a normed linear space Additionally, eight new appendices have been added and cover topics such as: the Fast Fourier Transform; the spectral radius theorem; the Lorentz group; the compactness criterion for finite dimensionality; the characterization of commentators; proof of Liapunov′s stability criterion; the construction of the Jordan Canonical form of matrices; and Carl Pearcy′s elegant proof of Halmos′ conjecture about the numerical range of matrices. Clear, concise, and superbly organized, Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Second Edition serves as an excellent text for advanced undergraduate– and graduate–level courses in linear algebra. Its comprehensive treatment of the subject also makes it an ideal reference or self–study for industry professionals.
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Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, and Linear Algebra

Author: Morris W. Hirsch,Robert L. Devaney,Stephen Smale

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080873766

Category: Mathematics

Page: 358

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This book is about dynamical aspects of ordinary differential equations and the relations between dynamical systems and certain fields outside pure mathematics. A prominent role is played by the structure theory of linear operators on finite-dimensional vector spaces; the authors have included a self-contained treatment of that subject.
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Principles of Linear Algebra with Mathematica

Author: Kenneth M. Shiskowski,Karl Frinkle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118627261

Category: Mathematics

Page: 616

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A hands-on introduction to the theoretical and computationalaspects of linear algebra using Mathematica® Many topics in linear algebra are simple, yet computationallyintensive, and computer algebra systems such as Mathematica®are essential not only for learning to apply the concepts tocomputationally challenging problems, but also for visualizing manyof the geometric aspects within this field of study. Principles ofLinear Algebra with Mathematica uniquely bridges the gap betweenbeginning linear algebra and computational linear algebra that isoften encountered in applied settings, and the commands required tosolve complex and computationally challenging problems usingMathematica are provided. The book begins with an introduction to the commands andprogramming guidelines for working with Mathematica. Next, theauthors explore linear systems of equations and matrices,applications of linear systems and matrices, determinants,inverses, and Cramer's rule. Basic linear algebra topics, such asvectors, dot product, cross product, and vector projection areexplored, as well as a unique variety of more advanced topicsincluding rotations in space, 'rolling' a circle along a curve, andthe TNB Frame. Subsequent chapters feature coverage of lineartransformations from Rn to Rm, the geometry of linear and affinetransformations, with an exploration of their effect on arclength,area, and volume, least squares fits, and pseudoinverses. Mathematica is used to enhance concepts and is seamlesslyintegrated throughout the book through symbolic manipulations,numerical computations, graphics in two and three dimensions,animations, and programming. Each section concludes with standardproblems in addition to problems that were specifically designed tobe solved with Mathematica, allowing readers to test theircomprehension of the presented material. All related Mathematicacode is available on a corresponding website, along with solutionsto problems and additional topical resources. Extensively class-tested to ensure an accessible presentation,Principles of Linear Algebra with Mathematica is an excellent bookfor courses on linear algebra at the undergraduate level. The bookis also an ideal reference for students and professionals who wouldlike to gain a further understanding of the use of Mathematica tosolve linear algebra problems.
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Linear Algebra

Author: Peter D. Lax

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: 9780471111115

Category: Mathematics

Page: 268

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This introduction to linear algebra by world-renowned mathematician Peter Lax is unique in its emphasis on the analytical aspects of the subject as well as its numerous applications. The book grew out of Dr. Lax's course notes for the linear algebra classes he teaches at New York University. Geared to graduate students as well as advanced undergraduates, it assumes only limited knowledge of linear algebra and avoids subjects already heavily treated in other textbooks. And while it discusses linear equations, matrices, determinants, and vector spaces, it also in-cludes a number of exciting topics that are not covered elsewhere, such as eigenvalues, the Hahn-Banach theorem, geometry, game theory, and numerical analysis. The first four chapters are devoted to the abstract structure of finite dimensional vector spaces. Subsequent chapters deal with determinants as a blend of geometry, algebra, and general spectral theory. Euclidean structure is used to explain the notion of selfadjoint mappings and their spectral theory. Dr. Lax moves on to the calculus of vector and matrix valued functions of a single variable—a neglected topic in most undergraduate programs—and presents matrix inequalities from a variety of perspectives. Fundamentals—including duality, linear mappings, and matrices Determinant, trace, and spectral theory Euclidean structure and the spectral theory of selfadjoint maps Calculus of vector and matrix valued functions Matrix inequalities Kinematics and dynamics Convexity and the duality theorem Normed linear spaces, linear mappings between normed spaces, and positive matrices Iterative methods for solving systems of linear equations Eight appendices devoted to important related topics, including special determinants, Pfaff's theorem, symplectic matrices, tensor product, lattices, fast matrix multiplication, Gershgorin's theorem, and multiplicity of eigenvalues Later chapters cover convexity and the duality theorem, describe the basics of normed linear spaces and linear maps between normed spaces, and discuss the dominant eigenvalue of matrices whose entries are positive or merely non-negative. The final chapter is devoted to numerical methods and describes Lanczos' procedure for inverting a symmetric, positive definite matrix. Eight appendices cover important topics that do not fit into the main thread of the book. Clear, concise, and superbly organized, Linear Algebra is an excellent text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses and also serves as a handy professional reference.
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