Advanced Linear Algebra / Edition 3

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Overview

For the third edition, the author has added a new chapter on associative algebras that includes the well known characterizations of the finite-dimensional division algebras over the real field (a theorem of Frobenius) and over a finite field (Wedderburn's theorem); polished and refined some arguments (such as the discussion of reflexivity, the rational canonical form, best approximations and the definitions of tensor products); upgraded some proofs that were originally done only for finite-dimensional/rank cases; added new theorems, including the spectral mapping theorem; considerably expanded the reference section with over a hundred references to books on linear algebra.

From the reviews of the second edition:

"In this 2nd edition, the author has rewritten the entire book and has added more than 100 pages of new materials....As in the previous edition, the text is well written and gives a thorough discussion of many topics of linear algebra and related fields...the exercises are rewritten and expanded....Overall, I found the book a very useful one....It is a suitable choice as a graduate text or as a reference book."

Ali-Akbar Jafarian, ZentralblattMATH

"This is a formidable volume, a compendium of linear algebra theory, classical and modern... The development of the subject is elegant...The proofs are neat...The exercise sets are good, with occasional hints given for the solution of trickier problems...It represents linear algebra and does so comprehensively."

Henry Ricardo, MAA Online

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

From the reviews of the first edition:

"… The book is very well written and has a good set of exercises. It is a suitable choice as a graduate textbook as well as a reference book." A.A. Jafarian for ZentralblattMATH

From the reviews of the second edition:

"In this 2nd edition, the author has rewritten the entire book and has added more than 100 pages of new materials. … As in the previous edition, the text is well written and gives a thorough discussion of many topics of linear algebra and related fields. … the exercises are rewritten and expanded. … Overall, I found the book a very useful one. … It is a suitable choice as a graduate text or as a reference book." (Ali-Akbar Jafarian, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1085, 2006)

"This is a formidable volume, a compendium of linear algebra theory, classical and modern … . The development of the subject is elegant … . The proofs are neat … . The exercise sets are good, with occasional hints given for the solution of trickier problems. … It represents linear algebra and does so comprehensively." (Henry Ricardo, MathDL, May, 2005)

From the reviews of the third edition:

"This is the 3rd edition of a well written graduate book on linear algebra. … The book covers a wide range of topics in a moderate length and careful manner. … The list of references has been enlarged considerably. … is suitable for a second course on linear algebra and/or a graduate text, as well as a reference text." (A. Arvanitoyeorgos, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1132 (10), 2008)

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A textbook for a graduate or advanced undergraduate introductory course in linear algebra. Assumes only a basic knowledge of matrices and determinants, but a sophomore-level course in linear algebra might help with the rather rapid coverage of vector spaces and linear transformations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441924988
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 11/19/2010
  • Series: Graduate Texts in Mathematics Series , #135
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 3rd ed. 2008
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 526
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Roman has authored 32 books, including a number of books on mathematics, such as Introduction to the Finance of Mathematics, Coding and Information Theory, and Field Theory, published by Springer-Verlag. He has also written Modules in Mathematics, a series of 15 small books designed for the general college-level liberal arts student. Besides his books for O'Reilly, Dr. Roman has written two other computer books, both published by Springer-Verlag.

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Table of Contents

* Vector Spaces
• Linear Transformations
• The Isomorphism Theorems
• Modules I: Basic Properties
• Modules II: Free and Noetherian Modules
• Modules over a Principal Ideal Domain
• The Structure of a Linear Operator
• Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
• Real and Complex Inner Product Spaces
• Structure Theory for Normal Operators
• Metric Vector Spaces: The Theory of Bilinear Forms
• Metric Spaces
• Hilbert Spaces
• Tensor Products
• Positive Solutions to Linear Systems: Convexity and Separation
• Affine Geometry
• Operator Factorizations: QR and Singular Value
• The Umbral Calculus
• References
• Index

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