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Linear Algebra
A Geometric Approach




ISBN 9780412406805
Published May 15, 1993 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
384 Pages

 
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This is an undergraduate textbook suitable for linear algebra courses. This is the only textbook that develops the linear algebra hand-in-hand with the geometry of linear (or affine) spaces in such a way that the understanding of each reinforces the other.

The text is divided into two parts: Part I is on linear algebra and affine geometry, finishing with a chapter on transformation groups; Part II is on quadratic forms and their geometry (Euclidean geometry), including a chapter on finite subgroups of 0 (2).

Each of the 23 chapters concludes with a generous helping of exercises, and a selection of these have solutions at the end of the book. The chapters also contain many examples, both numerical worked examples (mostly in 2 and 3 dimensions), as well as examples which take some of the ideas further. Many of the chapters contain "complements" which develop more special topics, and which can be omitted on a first reading. The structure of the book is designed to allow as much flexibility as possible in designing a course, either by omitting whole chapters or by omitting the "complements" or specific examples.

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"Written in a clear and readable style, this text can be recommended to every student, who is interested to see the beautiful connections between Algebra and Geometry and to learn the necessary notions and theorems in order to understand it."
-Monatshefte fir mathematik