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Linear Algebra: Concepts and Methods

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  • Date Published: June 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521279482

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  • Any student of linear algebra will welcome this textbook, which provides a thorough treatment of this key topic. Blending practice and theory, the book enables the reader to learn and comprehend the standard methods, with an emphasis on understanding how they actually work. At every stage, the authors are careful to ensure that the discussion is no more complicated or abstract than it needs to be, and focuses on the fundamental topics. The book is ideal as a course text or for self-study. Instructors can draw on the many examples and exercises to supplement their own assignments. End-of-chapter sections summarize the material to help students consolidate their learning as they progress through the book.

    • Suitable as a course text and also ideal for self-study
    • Hundreds of exercises and solutions provide plenty of hands-on practice
    • Easier to navigate than other lengthy texts
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    "The layout of this volume makes it highly readable."
    D.Z. Spicer, Choice magazine

    "Linear Algebra: Concepts and Methods is bound to be a very successful book in today’s market. I for one intend to use it the next time I’m at bat in the linear algebra line-up."
    Michael Berg, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, MAA Reviews

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    • Date Published: June 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521279482
    • length: 527 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 174 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1.03kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus. 150 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Preliminaries: before we begin
    1. Matrices and vectors
    2. Systems of linear equations
    3. Matrix inversion and determinants
    4. Rank, range and linear equations
    5. Vector spaces
    6. Linear independence, bases and dimension
    7. Linear transformations and change of basis
    8. Diagonalisation
    9. Applications of diagonalisation
    10. Inner products and orthogonality
    11. Orthogonal diagonalisation and its applications
    12. Direct sums and projections
    13. Complex matrices and vector spaces
    14. Comments on exercises
    Index.

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  • Authors

    Martin Anthony, London School of Economics and Political Science
    Martin Anthony is Professor of Mathematics at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Academic Co-ordinator for Mathematics on the University of London International Programmes for which LSE has academic oversight. He has over 20 years' experience of teaching students at all levels of university and is the author of four books, including the textbook Mathematics for Economics and Finance: Methods and Modelling (Cambridge University Press, 1996). He also has extensive experience of preparing distance learning materials.

    Michele Harvey, London School of Economics and Political Science
    Michele Harvey currently lectures at the London School of Economics, where she has taught linear algebra as part of the first year mathematical methods course for over 20 years, as the course evolved from about 100 students to over 600. She has been praised for her teaching in student surveys and the student newspaper. She is also Chief Examiner for the Advanced Linear Algebra course on the University of London International Programmes and has co-authored with Martin Anthony the study guides for advanced linear algebra and linear algebra on this programme. She has over 40 years' experience of teaching students at various levels of university in London and in New York.

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