Operating Systems
Programming Languages
Microsoft Technologies
Computer Science
Software Engineering
Web Programming
Web Technologies

Contact Us | What's New | Missing Link | Feedback


Book Title : A First Course in Linear Algebra
eBook download format(s) : PDF HTM html html html 
Author(s) : Robert A Beezer
Section : Mathematics
Book Review:

From the site
A First Course in Linear Algebra is an introductory textbook aimed at college-level sophomores and juniors. Typically such a student will have taken calculus, but this is not a prerequisite. The book begins with systems of linear equations, then covers matrix algebra, before taking up finite-dimensional vector spaces in full generality. The final chapter covers matrix representations of linear transformations, through diagonalization and change of basis. Along the way, determinants and eigenvalues get fair time.

Book Description
This textbook is designed to teach the university mathematics student the basics of the subject of linear algebra. There are no prerequisites other than ordinary algebra, but it is probably best used by a student who has the 'mathematical maturity' of a sophomore or junior.

The text has two goals: to teach the fundamental concepts and techniques of matrix algebra and abstract vector spaces, and to teach the techniques associated with understanding the definitions and theorems forming a coherent area of mathematics. So there is an emphasis on worked examples of nontrivial size and on proving theorems carefully.

The first half of this text is basically a course in matrix algebra, though the foundation of some more advanced ideas is also being formed in these early sections. Vectors are presented exclusively as column vectors, and linear combinations are presented very early. Spans, null spaces and column spaces are also presented early, simply as sets, saving most of their vector space properties for later, so they are familiar objects before being scrutinized carefully.

add to                 Digg!

You may use anyone of the download options

eBook VersionLook @ Amazon
Front Cover

Missing Link?, Report It and try these 5 + 1 alternates...

Tell a Friend!

Similar Book titles in Mathematics section:
A Course in Universal Algebra
Templates for the Solution of Linear Systems: Building Blocks for the Iterative Methods
Elementary Algebra with Applications, 3rd Edition
Linear Algebra
A Short Course in Discrete Mathematics
A Computational Introduction to Number Theory and Algebra
A Problem Course in Mathematical Logic
Algebra: Abstract And Concrete
Fundamental Problems in Algorithmic Algebra
Introduction to Matrix Algebra
Grassmann Algebra
The Structure of Finite Algebras (Contemporary Mathematics)
A Course In Commutative Algebra
Elementary Linear Algebra
Elementary Linear Algebra
Linear Methods of Applied Mathematics
Elements of Abstract and Linear Algebra
Applied Abstract Algebra
Abstract Algebra: The Basic Graduate Year
Linear Algebra - An Introduction to Linear Algebra for Pre-Calculus Students
A Beginner's Course in Boundary Element Methods
Linear Algebra Done Wrong
An Introduction to Linear Programming and the Simplex Algorithm
Computations in Algebraic Geometry with Macaulay 2
Linear Algebra and Matrices
Linear Algebra for Informatics
From Geometry to Algebra - An Introduction to Linear Algebra
Matrix Analysis and Applied Linear Algebra
An Introduction To Linear Algebra

Similar Book titles in Other sections:

Section: Bio-Chemistry
CMBI - Bioinformatics courses
WWW Cell Biology Course

Section: Data Structures and Algorithms
Jeff Erickson's Algorithms Course Materials

Section: CS -> Theory
Templates for the Solution of Algebraic Eigenvalue Problems: a Practical Guide

Section: Photography
A Short Course in Digital Photography

Section: Logic Design and Architecture
The VHDL Cookbook, First Edition

Section: Advanced Java
Java Virtual Machine Specification, First Edition

Section: Java Language
Java, an Object First Approach

Section: Life & Health
The 100% Brain Course

Section: Miscellaneous
Nonlinear Microwave and RF Circuits
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
Cryptanalysis of RSA Using Algebraic And Lattice Methods

Section: Windows Development
Windows Server 2003 Weekend Crash Course

Section: Unix OS
Unix System Administration - Survival Course

Section: Physics
Eclipse: The Celestial Phenomenon That Changed the Course of History

Section: C Language
Phil's C Course

Section: COBOL Programming
COBOL Programming Course

Section: Other Programming
BASIC, the Elementary Algebraic Language
Prolog Programming: A First Course
Linear Programming, Second Edition - Foundations and Extensions
Fortran 90 - A Conversion Course

Section: Perl Scripting
Perl Cookbook, First Edition

Section: Redbooks Draft
IBM Linear Tape File System: Installation and Configuration
IBM Linear Tape File System Enterprise Edition V1.1.1.2 Installation and Configuration Guide

Section: Redbooks
IBM Linear Tape File System Installation and Configuration
IBM Linear Tape File System Enterprise Edition V1.1 Installation and Configuration Guide
IBM MobileFirst Strategy Software Approach
IBM Linear Tape File System Enterprise Edition V1.1.1.1 Installation and Configuration Guide
IBM Linear Tape File System Enterprise Edition V1.1.1.2: Installation and Configuration Guide
Show all..

Section: Redpapers
An IBM Academy of Technology Perspective about FirstNet, a Public Safety Network
Extending SAP Solutions to the Mobile Enterprise with IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation
IBM MobileFirst in Action for mGovernment and Citizen Mobile Services

Section: Redpapers Draft
An IBM Academy of Technology Perspective about FirstNet: A Public Safety Network
IBM MobileFirst in Action for mGoverment and Citizen Mobile Services

Similar Books from Amazon :

Tell a Friend!

©2008 - Home - Privacy Policy - Program Policy, Terms and Conditions