Nonnegative Matrices and Applications

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $88.32
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 7%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (5) from $88.32   
  • New (4) from $88.32   
  • Used (1) from $124.69   


This book presents an integrated treatment of the theory of nonnegative matrices, emphasizing connections with the themes of game theory, combinatorics, inequalities, optimization, and mathematical economics. Some related classes of positive matrices such as positive semidefinite matrices, M-matrices, P-matrices, and distance matrices are also discussed, but the main emphasis is on entrywise nonnegative matrices. The book begins with the basics of the subject, such as the Perron-Frobenius Theorem. Only a minimal background in linear algebra is assumed, although familiarity with linear programming and statistics will be helpful in following some sections. Each of the later chapters is devoted to an area of applications, including doubly stochastic matrices (price fixing, scheduling, and the fair division problem), combinatorial matroids, and economics. These applications have been carefully chosen both for their elegant mathematical content and for their accessibility. The treatment is rigorous and almost all results are proved completely. About half of the material in the book presents standard topics in a novel fashion, the remaining portion reports many new results in matrix theory for the first time in a book form.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"It is a great work; great by its dimensions, written with extreme love and care, concentrating the knowledge of a generation which was supreme in the history of matrix theory. It is a very illuminating and highly readable exposition of interesting topics which are of great relevance both to theory and applications." Mathematical Reviews Clippings 98h
Read More Show Less

Product Details

Table of Contents

1 Perron-Frobenius theory and matrix games 1
2 Doubly stochastic matrices 59
3 Inequalities 115
4 Conditionally positive definite matrices 161
5 Topics in combinatorial theory 196
6 Scaling problems and their applications 239
7 Special matrices in economic models 275
References 315
Index 329
Author Index 333
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)