Linear Algebra and Its Applications / Edition 2

Linear Algebra and Its Applications / Edition 2

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by David C. Caldwell Lay
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0201824787

ISBN-13: 9780201824780

Pub. Date: 12/01/1996

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

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With traditional linear algebra texts, the course is relatively easy for students during the early stages as material is presented in a familiar, concrete setting. However, when abstract concepts are introduced, students often hit a wall. Instructors seem to agree that certain concepts (such as linear independence, spanning, subspace, vector space, and linear transformations) are not easily understood and require time to assimilate. These concepts are fundamental to the study of linear algebra, so students' understanding of them is vital to mastering the subject. This text makes these concepts more accessible by introducing them early in a familiar, concrete Rn setting, developing them gradually, and returning to them throughout the text so that when they are discussed in the abstract, students are readily able to understand.

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ISBN-13:
9780201824780
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
12/01/1996
Edition description:
2ND STDT
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
8.24(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.07(d)

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Table of Contents

(Each chapter begins with an Introductory Example and ends with Supplementary Exercises.)
1. Linear Equations In Linear Algebra.
Introductory Example: Linear Models in Economics and Engineering.
Systems of Linear Equations.
Row Reduction and Echelon Forms.
Vector Equations.
The Matrix Equation Ax = b.
Solution Sets of Linear Systems.
Linear Independence.
Introduction to Linear Transformations.
The Matrix of a Linear Transformation.
Linear Models in Business, Science, and Engineering.
Supplementary Exercises .

2. Matrix Algebra.
Introductory Example: Computer Graphics in Automotive Design.
Matrix Operations.
The Inverse of a Matrix.
Characterizations of Invertible Matrices.
Partitioned Matrices.
Matrix Factorizations.
Iterative Solutions of Linear Systems.
The Leontief Input-Output Model.
Applications to Computer Graphics.
Subspaces of Rn.
Supplementary Exercises .

3. Determinants.
Introductory Example: Determinants in Analytic Geometry.
Introduction to Determinants.
Properties of Determinants.
Cramer¿s Rule, Volume, and Linear Transformations.
Supplementary Exercises.

4. Vector Spaces.
Introductory Example: Space Flight and Control Systems.
Vector Spaces and Subspaces.
Null Spaces, Column Spaces, and Linear Transformations.
Linearly Independent Sets; Bases.
Coordinate Systems.
The Dimension of a Vector Space.
Rank.
Change of Basis.
Applications to Difference Equations.
Applications to Markov Chains.
Supplementary Exercises.

5. Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors.
Introductory Example: Dynamical Systems and Spotted Owls.
Eigenvectors and Eigenvalues.
The Characteristic Equation.
Diagonalization.
Eigenvectors and Linear Transformations.
Complex Eigenvalues.
Discrete Dynamical Systems.
Applications to Differential Equations.
Iterative Estimates for Eigenvalues.
Supplementary Exercises.

6. Orthogonality and Least-Squares.
Introductory Example: Readjusting the North American Datum.
Inner Product, Length, and Orthogonality.
Orthogonal Sets.
Orthogonal Projections.
The Gram-Schmidt Process.
Least-Squares Problems.
Applications to Linear Models.
Inner Product Spaces.
Applications of Inner Product Spaces.
Supplementary Exercises.

7. Symmetric Matrices and Quadratic Forms.
Introductory Example: Multichannel Image Processing.
Diagonalization of Symmetric Matrices.
Quadratic Forms.
Constrained Optimization.
The Singular Value Decomposition.
Applications to Image Processing and Statistics.
Supplementary Exercises.

Appendices.
Uniqueness of the Reduced Echelon Form.
Complex Numbers.

Glossary.
Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises.
Index.

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Linear Algebra and Its Applications (2-downloads) 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Mr_Engineer More than 1 year ago
An easy read with good examples, the shortcomings are that the author does not cover many of the important topics early so a second or follow-up course is necessary. In the first few chapters Linear Independence and Basis is repeated at the expense of covering Least-Mean Squares or Gram-Schmidt. I recommend the text by Gilbert Strang.
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