Linear Algebra Through Geometry / Edition 2

Linear Algebra Through Geometry / Edition 2

by Thomas Banchoff, John Wermer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387975861

ISBN-13: 9780387975863

Pub. Date: 11/25/1991

Publisher: Springer New York

This book introduces the concepts of linear algebra through the careful study of two and three-dimensional Euclidean geometry. This approach makes it possible to start with vectors, linear transformations, and matrices in the context of familiar plane geometry and to move directly to topics such as dot products, determinants, eigenvalues, and quadratic forms. The

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This book introduces the concepts of linear algebra through the careful study of two and three-dimensional Euclidean geometry. This approach makes it possible to start with vectors, linear transformations, and matrices in the context of familiar plane geometry and to move directly to topics such as dot products, determinants, eigenvalues, and quadratic forms. The later chapters deal with n-dimensional Euclidean space and other finite-dimensional vector space.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387975863
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
11/25/1991
Series:
Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics Series
Edition description:
2nd ed. 1992. Corr. 2nd printing 1993
Pages:
308
Sales rank:
778,496
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.81(d)

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Table of Contents

1.0 Vectors in the Line.- 2.0 The Geometry of Vectors in the Plane.- 2.1 Transformations of the Plane.- 2.2 Linear Transformations and Matrices.- 2.3 Sums and Products of Linear Transformations.- 2.4 Inverses and Systems of Equations.- 2.5 Determinants.- 2.6 Eigenvalues.- 2.7 Classification of Conic Sections.- 3.0 Vector Geometry in 3-Space.- 3.1 Transformations of 3-Space.- 3.2 Linear Transformations and Matrices.- 3.3 Sums and Products of Linear Transformations.- 3.4 Inverses and Systems of Equations.- 3.5 Determinants.- 3.6 Eigenvalues.- 3.7 Symmetric Matrices.- 3.8 Classification of Quadric Surfaces.- 4.0 Vector Geometry in n-Space, n ? 4.- 4.1 Transformations of n-Space, n ? 4.- 4.2 Linear Transformations and Matrices.- 4.3 Homogeneous Systems of Equations in n-Space.- 4.4 Inhomogeneous Systems of Equations in n-Space.- 5.0 Vector Spaces.- 5.1 Bases and Dimensions.- 5.2 Existence and Uniqueness of Solutions.- 5.3 The Matrix Relative to a Given Basis.- 6.0 Vector Spaces with an Inner Product.- 6.1 Orthonormal Bases.- 6.2 Orthogonal Decomposition of a Vector Space.- 7.0 Symmetric Matrices in n Dimensions.- 7.1 Quadratic Forms in n Variables.- 8.0 Differential Systems.- 8.1 Least Squares Approximation.- 8.2 Curvature of Function Graphs.

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