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Linear Algebra Demystified

Linear Algebra Demystified
Author: David McMahon
ISBN 13: 9780071465793
ISBN 10: 71465790
Edition: 1
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication Date: 2005-11-18
Format: Paperback
Pages: 255
List Price: $24.00

  • QUICK and DEPENDABLE review of a typical LINEAR ALGEBRA course
  • Brings ABSTRACT concepts down to EARTH
  • Hundreds of SOLVED PROBLEMS show you how to get answers, step by step
  • Lots of QUIZZES, test questions, and a "final EXAM"


Now anyone with an interest in linear algebra can master it — without formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. In Linear Algebra Demystified, mathematician, physicist, and student-savvy author David McMahon provides an effective, illuminating, and entertaining way to learn the essentials of linear algebra.

With Linear Algebra Demystified, you master the subject one step at a time — at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide offers problems at the end of each chapter and section to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 100-question final exam to reinforce the entire book.

This fast and entertaining self-teaching course makes it much easier to:

  • Conquer linear algebra with step-by-step explanations
  • Get problem-solving help from hundreds of worked examples
  • Gain practical mathematical tools for use in engineering, computer science, physics, and other fields
  • Master eigenvalue and eigenvector problems with examples and clarifying discussions
  • Find plain-language explanations of complex topics such as vector spaces, linear transformations, inverses, inner product spaces, and matrix decompositions
  • Review for advanced linear algebra courses with this quick and reliable guide
  • Take a "final exam" and grade it yourself!

Simple enough for beginners but challenging enough for those who already know something about linear algebra, Linear Algebra Demystified is the best self-teaching tool or brush-up you can find!

David McMahon works as a researcher at a National Laboratory, a Department of Energy facility. His research involves work on nuclear fusion and the design of nuclear-powered spacecraft. He has a master's degree in physics and a bachelor's in applied mathematics, both from the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque. He is currently doing research for a doctorate in theoretical physics in the areas of quantum field theory and the use of general relativity. Mr. McMahon is a published author. Previous work includes two books on computer programming: Rapid Application Development with Visual Basic 6 and Rapid Application Development with Visual C ++. He also wrote Quantum Mechanics Demystified, Relativity Demystified, and was a contributing writer to Ace the Technical Interview.