This is a short text in linear algebra, intended for a one-term course. In the first chapter, Lang discusses the relation between the geometry and the algebra underlying the subject, and gives concrete examples of the notions which appear later in the book. He then starts with a discussion of linear equations, matrices and Gaussian elimination, and proceeds to discuss vector spaces, linear maps, scalar products, determinants, and eigenvalues. The book contains a large number of exercises, some of the routine computational type, while others are conceptual.
Second Edition S. Lang Introduction to Linear Algebra "Excellent! Rigorous yet straightforward, all answers included!"--Dr. J. Adam, Old Dominion University
|Matrices and Linear Equations|
|Composition and inverse mappings|
|Scalar Products and Orthogonality|
|Eigenvectors and Eigenvalues. Answers to exercises|
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Series: Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics
Number Of Pages: 293
Published: 14th March 1997
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised