Elementary Linear Algebra (7th Edition)

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9780130851994: Elementary Linear Algebra (7th Edition)

For first courses in Linear Algebra or Matrix Theory. This introductory text offers a fine balance between abstraction/theory and computational skills. While vector spaces come early, this is not a heavy duty theory text. This edition is more applied than ever before. *New topics added - e.g., dynamical systems, spectral decomposition and singular value decomposition. *More careful, step-by-step treatment of eigenvalues and eigenvectors. *Greater use of linear combinations-of-columns approach. *More exercises, at all levels and more geometry added. *Provides an introduction to MATLAB and contains exercises that are specially designed to be solved using MATLAB. *Strong pedagogical framework. *Specially marked, software - neutral, computer exercises.

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This text has been highly successful through five previous editions for one clear reason--it presents basic ideas in a manner that students can readily understand. Coverage begins with linear systems of equations, easing students into mathematical thought processes from the outset. Kolman gradually introduces abstract ideas next, carefully supporting discussion with worked examples that illustrate the theories under review. The Sixth Edition reflects improvements in the teaching of linear algebra brought on by the calculus reform movement, as well as recommendations made by faculty and student reviewers. The result is a text that has more visualization, geometry, computation, and exercises whose solutions call for a verbal answer.

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This introduction to linear algebra offers a balance between abstraction/theory and computational skills. Linear Equations and Matrices. Real Vector Spaces. Inner Product Spaces. Linear Transformations and Matrices. Determinants. Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors. Differential Equations. MATLAB for Linear Algebra. MATLAB Exercises. For anyone needing a basic understanding of matrix theory or computational skills involving linear algebra.

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