KEY BENEFIT: This trusted reference offers an intellectually honest, thought-provoking, sound introduction to linear algebra. Enables readers to grasp the subject with a challenging, yet visually accessible approach that does not sacrifice mathematical integrity. Adds over 400 new exercises to the problem sets, ranging in difficulty from elementary to more challenging. Adds new historical problems taken from ancient Chinese, Indian, Arabic, and early European sources. Strengthens geometric and conceptual emphasis. A comprehensive, thorough reference for anyone who needs to brush up on their knowledge of linear algebra.
A text for undergraduates, stressing examples, exercises, history, and applications, and keeping abstract exposition to a minimum. Coverage includes linear equations and transforms, subspaces of Rn and their dimensions, orthogonality and least squares, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, coordinate systems, linear systems of differential equations, and linear spaces. Includes chapter exercises and selected answers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.