Summary: An introduction to elementary linear algebra -- designed especially for those interested in computer science, business and economics, the natural and social sciences, engineering, or mathematics.
Covers all the standard topics in an elementary linear algebra -- plus modern applications, computer problems, and numerical computations -- but is designed so that calculus is NOT a prerequisite.
Uses crisp language that makes mathematics accessible withou ...show moret loss of rigor.
Motivates readers by demonstrating the power of linear algebra as a problem-solving tool.
Illustrates all the basic ideas of linear algebra by means of computational examples and geometric interpretations.
Features realistic, self-contained applications.
Contains BASIC programs -- simplified versions of programs that are available on a computer diskette.
Provides ample numbers of ALL types of problems -- from routine computational exercises to intriguing applications -- at all levels of difficulty. ...show less