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# Elementary Linear Algebra - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0130457875
ISBN10: 0130457876

Summary: For introductory sophomore-level courses in Linear Algebra or Matrix Theory.

This text presents the basic ideas of linear algebra in a manner that offers students a fine balance between abstraction/theory and computational skills. The emphasis is on not just teaching how to read a proof but also on how to write a proof.

Features

• NEW--Improved pedagogy--Divides Chapter 1, Linear Equations and Matrices, into two chapters, laying the foundation for using the idea of matrix function or maps.
• Provides students with an easier format to understand important concepts. Gives instructors the opportunity to present subject matter more comprehensively.
• NEW--Matrix multiplication in a separate section.
• Gives students more careful coverage of this topic.
• NEW--Matrix Transformations--Included in this edition.
• Introduces geometric applications at a very early stage.
• NEW--Computer Graphics--Gives an application of matrix transformations.
• Gives students this application earlier in this edition, illustrating the concept more fully.
• NEW--Improved organization--Moved material in Chapters 1 and 4.
• Provides students with improved exposition and flow of material.
• NEW--Correlation Coefficient--Gives an application of dot product to statistics in a new section.
• NEW--More computer-graphics--Includes Section 5.6, Introduction to Homogeneous Coordinates.
• Extends and generalizes for students the concepts of computer graphics.
• NEW--More on search engines--Includes Section 7.9, Dominant Eigenvalue and Principal Component Analysis, and includes several applications of this material.
• Discusses for students the popular search engine Google®, and how it uses the dominant eigenvalue of an enormously large matrix to search the web.
• NEW--Eigenvalue development includes the complex case.
• Provides a more unified approach.
• NEW--More geometry throughout.
• Offers students a stronger emphasis on the geometrical presentation of basic ideas, and supports this emphasis with an increased use of illustrative ideas.
• NEW--More figures--Increased from 149 figures to 204.
• Gives students more visual aids to increase understanding which is particularly important in the visual world of geometry.
• NEW--Added exercises at all levels--Includes 1603 exercises; exercises are available at the end of each chapter.
• Allows students to more fully explore and study the topics at hand.
• Gives students the more modern versions of these files.
• NEW--Key terms listed at the end of each section.
• NEW--Chapter review at the end of each chapter--Includes review True/False questions and Chapter Quiz.
• NEW--Appendix on an introduction to proofs.
• Eases students into the abstract aspects of linear algebra.
• Crisp, conversational tone.
• Enables students to easily follow the style of the text.
• Strong pedagogical framework.
• Provides students with a strong understanding by gradually introducing topics that connect abstract ideas to concrete foundations.
• Answers to odd-numbered exercises--Available in a section at the back of the text.
• Enables instructors to use text exercises as graded homework assignments.
• General level of applications--Presents applications that are suited to a more general audience, rather than for a strongly science-oriented one.
• Enables instructors to use this text for a greater variety of class levels.
• Easy use and readability--Features brief text, smaller trim size, and blue second-color ink.
• Provides students with an easily-read and easily-utilized book.
• Comprehensive supplements--Includes a Student Solutions Manual, an Instructor's Solutions Manual, and a Companion Website.
• Gives both students and instructors valuable course support.
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Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 06/19/2003
International: No

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