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Elements of Linear Algebra

1st Edition

By P.M. Cohn

Chapman and Hall/CRC

240 pages

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Description

This volume presents a thorough discussion of systems of linear equations and their solutions. Vectors and matrices are introduced as required and an account of determinants is given. Great emphasis has been placed on keeping the presentation as simple as possible, with many illustrative examples. While all mathematical assertions are proved, the student is led to view the mathematical content intuitively, as an aid to understanding.

The text treats the coordinate geometry of lines, planes and quadrics, provides a natural application for linear algebra and at the same time furnished a geometrical interpretation to illustrate the algebraic concepts.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Vectors

The solution of a system of equations: the regular case

Matrices

The solution of a system of equations: the general case

Determinants

Coordinate geometry

Coordinate transformations and linear mappings

normal forms of matrices

Applications I: Algebra and Geometry

Applications II: Calculus, mechanics, economics

Answers to the exercises

Special notations and symbols used

Bibliography

Index

About the Series

Chapman Hall/CRC Mathematics Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MAT002000
MATHEMATICS / Algebra / General