Summary: Updated and revised to increase clarity and further improve student learning, the Eighth Edition of Gareth Williams' classic text is designed for the introductory course in linear algebra. It provides a flexible blend of theory and engaging applications for students within engineering, science, mathematics, business management, and physics. It is organized into three parts that contain core and optional sections. There is then ample time for the instructor to select the material that ...show more gives the course the desired flavor.Part 1 introduces the basics, presenting systems of linear equations, vectors and subspaces of R(n) (make sure it is superscript n), matrices, linear transformations, determinants, and eigenvectors. Part 2 builds on the material presented in Part1 and goes on to introduce the concepts of general vector spaces, discussing properties of bases, developing the rank/nullity theorem, and introducing spaces of matrices and functions.Part 3 completes the course with important ideas and methods of numerical linear algebra, such as ill-conditioning, pivoting, and LU decomposition.Throughout the text the author takes care to fully and clearly develop the mathematical concepts and provide modern applications to reinforce those concepts. The applications range from theoretical applications within differential equations and least square analysis, to practical applications in fields such as archeology, demography, electrical engineering and more. New exercises can be found throughout that tie back to the modern examples in the text.Key Features of the Eighth Edition:-- Updated and revised throughout with new section material and exercises included in every chapter. -- Each section begins with a motivating introduction, which ties material to the previously learned topics. -- Carefully explained examples illustrate key concepts throughout the text. -- Includes such new topics such as QR Factorization and Singular Value Decomposition.-- Includes new app ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 8TH 14
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