Description

As the basis of equations (and therefore problem-solving), linear algebra is the most widely taught sub-division of pure mathematics. Dr Allenby has used his experience of teaching linear algebra to write a lively book on the subject that includes historical information about the founders of the subject as well as giving a basic introduction to the mathematics undergraduate. The whole text has been written in a connected way with ideas introduced as they occur naturally. As with the other books in the series, there are many worked examples. Solutions to the exercises are available online: * The full set of solutions for lecturers only is available for download on a password protected website at http://textbooks.elsevier.com/ * readers are freely accessible at http://books.elsevier.com/companions/0340610441.

Readership

First year mathematics undergraduates and other students taking a first course in linear algebra (taught widely to engineers).

Table of Contents

Systems of simultaneous linear equations * Matrices * The arithmetic of matrices * Multiplicative inverses of matrices * Determinants * Real vector spaces * Subspaces and linear combinations * Linear dependence and independence * Bases * Linear transformations * Linear transformations and matrices * Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors * Appendix * Index.

Details

No. of pages:
240
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1995
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780080571799
Print ISBN:
9780340610442

About the author

Reg Allenby

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Mathematics, University of Leeds, UK

Reviews

As the basis of equations (and therefore problem-solving), linear algebra is the most widely taught sub-division of pure mathematics. Dr Allenby has used his experience of teaching linear algebra to write a lively book on the subject that includes historical information about the founders of the subject as well as giving a basic introduction to the mathematics undergraduate. The whole text has been written in a connected way with ideas introduced as they occur naturally. As with the other books in the series, there are many worked examples. Solutions to the exercises are available online: * The full set of solutions for lecturers only is available for download on a password protected website at http://textbooks.elsevier.com/ * readers are freely accessible at http://books.elsevier.com/companions/0340610441.