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Elementary Linear Algebra Loose-leaf

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  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 2019-02-20
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Elementary Linear Algebra 12th edition gives an elementary treatment of linear algebra that is suitable for a first course for undergraduate students. The aim is to present the fundamentals of linear algebra in the clearest possible way; pedagogy is the main consideration. Calculus is not a prerequisite, but there are clearly labeled exercises and examples (which can be omitted without loss of continuity) for students who have studied calculus.

Author Biography

Howard Anton obtained his B.A. from Lehigh University, his M.A. from the University of Illinois, and his Ph.D. from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, all in mathematics. He worked in the manned space program at Cape Canaveral in the early 1960's. In 1968 he became a research professor of mathematics at Drexel University in Philadelphia, where he taught and did mathematical research for 15 years. In 1983 he left Drexel as a Professor Emeritus of Mathematics to become a full-time writer of mathematical textbooks. There are now more than 150 versions of his books in print, including translations into Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Italian, and Indonesian. He was awarded a Textbook Excellence Award in 1994 by the Textbook Authors Association, and in 2011 that organization awarded his Elementary Linear Algebra text its McGuffey Award. Dr. Anton has been President of the EPADEL section of the Mathematical Association America, served on the Board of Governors of that organization, and guided the creation of its Student Chapters. For relaxation, Dr. Anton enjoys traveling and photography.

Table of Contents

1 Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices 1

1.1 Introduction to Systems of Linear Equations 2

1.2 Gaussian Elimination 11

1.3 Matrices and Matrix Operations 25

1.4 Inverses; Algebraic Properties of Matrices 40

1.5 Elementary Matrices and a Method for Finding A−1 53

1.6 More on Linear Systems and Invertible Matrices 62

1.7 Diagonal, Triangular, and Symmetric Matrices 69

1.8 Introduction to Linear Transformations 76

1.9 Compositions of Matrix Transformations 90

1.10 Applications of Linear Systems 98

• Network Analysis 98

• Electrical Circuits 100

• Balancing Chemical Equations 103

• Polynomial Interpolation 105

1.11 Leontief Input-Output Models 110

2 Determinants 118

2.1 Determinants by Cofactor Expansion 118

2.2 Evaluating Determinants by Row Reduction 126

2.3 Properties of Determinants; Cramer’s Rule 133

3 Euclidean Vector Spaces 146

3.1 Vectors in 2-Space, 3-Space, and n-Space 146

3.2 Norm, Dot Product, and Distance in Rn 158

3.3 Orthogonality 172

3.4 The Geometry of Linear Systems 183

3.5 Cross Product 190

4 General Vector Spaces 202

4.1 Real Vector Spaces 202

4.2 Subspaces 211

4.3 Spanning Sets 220

4.4 Linear Independence 228

4.5 Coordinates and Basis 238

4.6 Dimension 248

4.7 Change of Basis 256

4.8 Row Space, Column Space, and Null Space 263

4.9 Rank, Nullity, and the Fundamental Matrix Spaces 276

5 Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors 291

5.1 Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors 291

5.2 Diagonalization 301

5.3 Complex Vector Spaces 311

5.4 Differential Equations 323

5.5 Dynamical Systems and Markov Chains 329

6 Inner Product Spaces 341

6.1 Inner Products 341

6.2 Angle and Orthogonality in Inner Product Spaces 352

6.3 Gram–Schmidt Process; QR-Decomposition 361

6.4 Best Approximation; Least Squares 376

6.5 Mathematical Modeling Using Least Squares 385

6.6 Function Approximation; Fourier Series 392

7 Diagonalization and Quadratic Forms 399

7.1 Orthogonal Matrices 399

7.2 Orthogonal Diagonalization 408

7.3 Quadratic Forms 416

7.4 Optimization Using Quadratic Forms 429

7.5 Hermitian, Unitary, and Normal Matrices 436

8 General Linear Transformations 446

8.1 General Linear Transformations 446

8.2 Compositions and Inverse Transformations 459

8.3 Isomorphism 471

8.4 Matrices for General Linear Transformations 477

8.5 Similarity 487

8.6 Geometry of Matrix Operators 493

9 Numerical Methods 509

9.1 LU-Decompositions 509

9.2 The Power Method 519

9.3 Comparison of Procedures for Solving Linear Systems 528

9.4 Singular Value Decomposition 532

9.5 Data Compression Using Singular Value Decomposition 540

Supplemental Online Topics

• Linear Programming - A Geometric Approach

• Linear Programming - Basic Concepts

• Linear Programming - The Simplex Method

• Vectors in Plane Geometry

• Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies

• The Assignment Problem

• The Determinant Function

• Leontief Economic Models

Appendix A Working with Proofs A1

Appendix B Complex Numbers A5

Answers to Exercises A13

Index I1

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