Pub. Date:
Linear Algebra and Its Applications with Student Study Guide / Edition 4

Linear Algebra and Its Applications with Student Study Guide / Edition 4

by David C. Lay
Current price is , Original price is $210.93. You
  • Temporarily Out of Stock Online

    Please check back later for updated availability.

  • This Item is Not Available

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 2900321791541
    Publisher: Pearson
    Publication date: 05/10/2011
    Edition description: Older Edition
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    About the Author

    David C. Lay holds a B.A. from Aurora University (Illinois), and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. Lay has been an educator and research mathematician since 1966, mostly at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has also served as a visiting professor at the University of Amsterdam, the Free University in Amsterdam, and the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. He has over 30 research articles published in functional analysis and linear algebra.

    As a founding member of the NSF-sponsored Linear Algebra Curriculum Study Group, Lay has been a leader in the current movement to modernize the linear algebra curriculum. Lay is also co-author of several mathematics texts, including Introduction to Functional Analysis, with Angus E. Taylor, Calculus and Its Applications, with L.J. Goldstein and D.I. Schneider, and Linear Algebra Gems-Assets for Undergraduate Mathematics, with D. Carlson, C.R. Johnson, and A.D. Porter.

    Professor Lay has received four university awards for teaching excellence, including, in 1996, the title of Distinguished Scholar-Teacher of the University of Maryland. In 1994, he was given one of the Mathematical Association of America's Awards for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics. He has been elected by the university students to membership in Alpha Lambda Delta National Scholastic Honor Society and Golden Key National Honor Society. In 1989, Aurora University conferred on him the Outstanding Alumnus award. Lay is a member of the American Mathematical Society, the Canadian Mathematical Society, the International Linear Algebra Society, the Mathematical Association of America, Sigma Xi, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Since 1992, he has served several terms on the national board of the Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences.

    Table of Contents

    1. Linear Equations in Linear Algebra

    Introductory Example: Linear Models in Economics and Engineering

    1.1 Systems of Linear Equations

    1.2 Row Reduction and Echelon Forms

    1.3 Vector Equations

    1.4 The Matrix Equation Ax = b

    1.5 Solution Sets of Linear Systems

    1.6 Applications of Linear Systems

    1.7 Linear Independence

    1.8 Introduction to Linear Transformations

    1.9 The Matrix of a Linear Transformation

    1.10 Linear Models in Business, Science, and Engineering

    Supplementary Exercises

    2. Matrix Algebra

    Introductory Example: Computer Models in Aircraft Design

    2.1 Matrix Operations

    2.2 The Inverse of a Matrix

    2.3 Characterizations of Invertible Matrices

    2.4 Partitioned Matrices

    2.5 Matrix Factorizations

    2.6 The Leontief Input—Output Model

    2.7 Applications to Computer Graphics

    2.8 Subspaces of Rn

    2.9 Dimension and Rank

    Supplementary Exercises

    3. Determinants

    Introductory Example: Random Paths and Distortion

    3.1 Introduction to Determinants

    3.2 Properties of Determinants

    3.3 Cramer’s Rule, Volume, and Linear Transformations

    Supplementary Exercises

    4. Vector Spaces

    Introductory Example: Space Flight and Control Systems

    4.1 Vector Spaces and Subspaces

    4.2 Null Spaces, Column Spaces, and Linear Transformations

    4.3 Linearly Independent Sets; Bases

    4.4 Coordinate Systems

    4.5 The Dimension of a Vector Space

    4.6 Rank

    4.7 Change of Basis

    4.8 Applications to Difference Equations

    4.9 Applications to Markov Chains

    Supplementary Exercises

    5. Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors

    Introductory Example: Dynamical Systems and Spotted Owls

    5.1 Eigenvectors and Eigenvalues

    5.2 The Characteristic Equation

    5.3 Diagonalization

    5.4 Eigenvectors and Linear Transformations

    5.5 Complex Eigenvalues

    5.6 Discrete Dynamical Systems

    5.7 Applications to Differential Equations

    5.8 Iterative Estimates for Eigenvalues

    Supplementary Exercises

    6. Orthogonality and Least Squares

    Introductory Example: Readjusting the North American Datum

    6.1 Inner Product, Length, and Orthogonality

    6.2 Orthogonal Sets

    6.3 Orthogonal Projections

    6.4 The Gram—Schmidt Process

    6.5 Least-Squares Problems

    6.6 Applications to Linear Models

    6.7 Inner Product Spaces

    6.8 Applications of Inner Product Spaces

    Supplementary Exercises

    7. Symmetric Matrices and Quadratic Forms

    Introductory Example: Multichannel Image Processing

    7.1 Diagonalization of Symmetric Matrices

    7.2 Quadratic Forms

    7.3 Constrained Optimization

    7.4 The Singular Value Decomposition

    7.5 Applications to Image Processing and Statistics

    Supplementary Exercises

    8. The Geometry of Vector Spaces

    Introductory Example: The Platonic Solids

    8.1 Affine Combinations

    8.2 Affine Independence

    8.3 Convex Combinations

    8.4 Hyperplanes

    8.5 Polytopes

    8.6 Curves and Surfaces

    9. Optimization (Online Only)

    Introductory Example: The Berlin Airlift

    9.1 Matrix Games

    9.2 Linear Programming–Geometric Method

    9.3 Linear Programming–Simplex Method

    9.4 Duality

    10. Finite-State Markov Chains (Online Only)

    Introductory Example: Google and Markov Chains

    10.1 Introduction and Examples

    10.2 The Steady-State Vector and Google's PageRank

    10.3 Finite-State Markov Chains

    10.4 Classification of States and Periodicity

    10.5 The Fundamental Matrix

    10.6 Markov Chains and Baseball Statistics


    A. Uniqueness of the Reduced Echelon Form

    B. Complex Numbers

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    See All Customer Reviews