Download PDF by Géza Schay: A Concise Introduction to Linear Algebra


By Géza Schay

ISBN-10: 0817683240

ISBN-13: 9780817683245

Development at the author's previous edition at the topic (Introduction to Linear Algebra, Jones & Bartlett, 1996), this publication bargains a refreshingly concise text suitable for the standard direction in linear algebra, presenting a carefully selected array of essential topics that may be completely lined in one semester. Although the exposition commonly falls in response to the material advised by the Linear Algebra Curriculum learn Group, it notably deviates in providing an early emphasis at the geometric foundations of linear algebra. this provides scholars a extra intuitive realizing of the topic and permits an easier snatch of extra summary strategies coated later within the direction. the focal point all through is rooted within the mathematical fundamentals, but the textual content also investigates a few fascinating purposes, together with a bit on computer graphics, a bankruptcy on numerical equipment, and plenty of routines and examples utilizing MATLAB. in the meantime, many visuals and difficulties (a whole options handbook is obtainable to teachers) are incorporated to augment and strengthen knowing in the course of the publication. short but unique and rigorous, this work is a perfect selection for a one-semester direction in linear algebra designated essentially at math or physics majors. It is a valuable tool for any professor who teaches the topic.

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