By Géza Schay
Building at the author's earlier version at the topic (Introduction toLinear Algebra, Jones & Bartlett, 1996), this booklet deals a refreshingly concise textual content appropriate for the standard path in linear algebra, offering a gently chosen array of crucial themes that may be completely lined in one semester. even though the exposition ordinarily falls in keeping with the fabric steered through the Linear Algebra Curriculum research staff, it significantly deviates in offering an early emphasis at the geometric foundations of linear algebra. this offers scholars a extra intuitive figuring out of the topic and permits a neater clutch of extra summary strategies coated later within the path.
The concentration all through is rooted within the mathematical basics, however the textual content additionally investigates a couple of fascinating functions, together with a piece on special effects, a bankruptcy on numerical tools, and plenty of routines and examples utilizing MATLAB. in the meantime, many visuals and difficulties (a entire options handbook is out there to teachers) are incorporated to augment and strengthen realizing in the course of the publication.
Brief but designated and rigorous, this paintings is a perfect selection for a one-semester path in linear algebra particular basically at math or physics majors. it's a necessary software for any professor who teaches the subject.