Linear Algebra Through Geometry

Linear Algebra Through Geometry

by Thomas Banchoff, John Wermer
     
 

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.

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Revised and expanded undergraduate textbook introduces the concepts of linear algebra through the careful study of two- and three-dimensional Euclidean geometry. Except for the applications in the final chapter, the only prerequisites are high-school geometry, algebra, and introductory trigonometry. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461287520
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Series:
Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics Series
Edition description:
2nd ed. 1992. Softcover reprint of the original 2nd ed. 1992
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.68(d)

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