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Introduction to Linear Algebra

Introduction to Linear Algebra

5th Edition


  • Date Published: August 2016
  • availability: Out of stock in print form with no current plan to reprint
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780980232776

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  • Linear algebra is something all mathematics undergraduates and many other students, in subjects ranging from engineering to economics, have to learn. The fifth edition of this hugely successful textbook retains all the qualities of earlier editions, while at the same time seeing numerous minor improvements and major additions. The latter include: • A new chapter on singular values and singular vectors, including ways to analyze a matrix of data • A revised chapter on computing in linear algebra, with professional-level algorithms and code that can be downloaded for a variety of languages • A new section on linear algebra and cryptography • A new chapter on linear algebra in probability and statistics. A dedicated and active website also offers solutions to exercises as well as new exercises from many different sources (including practice problems, exams, and development of textbook examples), plus codes in MATLAB®, Julia, and Python.

    • This fifth edition contains numerous minor improvements and major additions
    • Provides a new chapter on singular values and singular vectors, as well as a revised chapter on computing in linear algebra
    • A dedicated and active website offers solutions to exercises, new exercises from several sources, and codes in MATLAB®, Julia, and Python
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Undergraduate mathematics textbooks are not what they used to be, and Gilbert Strang's superb new edition of Introduction to Linear Algebra is an example of everything that a modern textbook could possibly be, and more … the writing is engaging and personal, and the presentation is exceptionally clear and informative (even seasoned instructors may benefit from Strang's insights) … I would like to stress that there is a richness to the material that goes beyond most texts at this level.' Douglas Farenick, Bulletin of the International Linear Algebra Society

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    Product details

    • Edition: 5th Edition
    • Date Published: August 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780980232776
    • length: 600 pages
    • dimensions: 237 x 198 x 31 mm
    • weight: 1.17kg
    • availability: Out of stock in print form with no current plan to reprint
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction to vectors
    2. Solving linear equations
    3. Vector spaces and subspaces
    4. Orthogonality
    5. Determinants
    6. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors
    7. The singular value decomposition (SVD)
    8. Linear transformations
    9. Complex vectors and matrices
    10. Applications
    11. Numerical linear algebra
    12. Linear algebra in probability and statistics
    Matrix factorizations
    Six great theorems/linear algebra in a nutshell.

  • Author

    Gilbert Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Gilbert Strang is a professor of mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where his research focuses on analysis, linear algebra and PDEs. He is the author of many textbooks and his service to the mathematics community is extensive. He has spent time both as President of SIAM and as Chair of the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics, and has been a member of various other committees and boards. He has received several awards for his research and teaching, including the Chauvenet Prize (1976), the Award for Distinguished Service (SIAM, 2003), the Graduate School Teaching Award (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003) and the Von Neumann Prize Medal (US Association for Computational Mechanics, 2005), among others. He is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford.

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