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"

**GET A LINE ON LINEAR ALGEBRA!**

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.*