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Applied Algebra and Functional Analysisby Anthony M. Michel
Synopses & ReviewsPublisher Comments:"A valuable reference." — American Scientist. Excellent graduatelevel treatment of set theory, algebra and analysis for applications in engineering and science. Fundamentals, algebraic structures, vector spaces and linear transformations, metric spaces, normed spaces and inner product spaces, linear operators, more. A generous number of exercises have been integrated into the text. 1981 edition. Book News Annotation:Reprint of the work originally published by PrenticeHall in 1981.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) Synopsis:Graduatelevel treatment of set theory, algebra and analysis for applications in engineering and science. Vector spaces and linear transformations, metric spaces, normed spaces and inner product spaces, more. Exercises. 1981 edition.
Table of ContentsPREFACE
CHAPTER 1: FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS 1.1 Sets 1.2 Functions 1.3 Relations and Equivalence Relations 1.4 Operations on Sets 1.5 Mathematical Systems Considered in This Book 1.6 References and Notes References CHAPTER 2: ALGEBRAIC STRUCTURES 2.1 Some Basic Structures of Algebra A. Semigroups and Groups B. Rings and Fields C. "Modules, Vector Spaces, and Algebras" D. Overview 2.2 Homomorphisms 2.3 Application to Polynomials 2.4 References and Notes References CHAPTER 3: VECTOR SPACES AND LINEAR TRANSFORMATIONS 3.1 Linear Spaces 3.2 Linear Subspaces and Direct Sums 3.3 "Linear Independence, Bases, and Dimension" 3.4 Linear Transformations 3.5 Linear Functionals 3.6 Bilinear Functionals 3.7 Projections 3.8 Notes and References References CHAPTER 4: FINITEDIMENSIONAL VECTOR SPACES AND MATRICES 4.1 Coordinate Representation of Vectors 4.2 Matrices A. Representation of Linear Transformations by Matrices B. Rank of a Matrix C. Properties of Matrices 4.3 Equivalence and Similarity 4.4 Determinants of Matrices 4.5 Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors 4.6 Some Canonical Forms of Matrices 4.7 "Minimal Polynomials, Nilpotent Operators and the Jordan Canonical Form" A. Minimal Polynomials B. Nilpotent Operators C. The Jordan Canonical Form 4.8 Bilinear Functionals and Congruence 4.9 Euclidean Vector Spaces A. Euclidean Spaces : Definition and Properties B. Orthogonal Bases 4.10 Linear Transformations on Euclidean Vector Spaces A. Orthogonal Transformations B. Adjoint Transformations C. SelfAdjoint Transformations D. Some Examples E. Further Properties of Orthogonal Transformations 4.11 Applications to Ordinary Differential Equations A. InitialValue Problem : Definition B. InitialValue Problem : Linear Systems 4.12 Notes and References References CHAPTER 5: METRIC SPACES 5.1 Definition of Metric Spaces 5.2 Some Inequalities 5.3 Examples of Important Metric Spaces 5.4 Open and Closed Sets 5.5 Complete Metric Spaces 5.6 Compactness 5.7 Continuous Functions 5.8 Some Important Results in Applications 5.9 Equivalent and Homeomorphic Metric Spaces. Topological Spaces 5.10 Applications A. Applications of the Contraction Mapping Principle B. Further Applications to Ordinary Differential Equations 5.11 References and Notes References CHAPTER 6: NORMED SPACES AND INNER PRODUCT SPACES 6.1 Normed Linear Spaces 6.2 Linear Subspaces 6.3 Infinite Series 6.4 Convex Sets 6.5 Linear Functionals 6.6 FinteDimensional Spaces 6.7 Geometric Aspects of Linear Functionals 6.8 Extension of Linear Functionals 6.9 Dual Space and Second Dual Space 6.10 Weak Convergence 6.11 Inner Product Spaces 6.12 Orthogonal Complements 6.13 Fourier Series 6.14 The Riesz Representation Theorem 6.15 Some Applications A. Approximation of Elements in Hilbert Space (Normal Equations) B. Random Variables C. Estimation of Random Variables 6.16 Notes and References References CHAPTER 7: LINEAR OPERATORS 7.1 Bounded Linear Transformations 7.2 Inverses 7.3 Conjugate and Adjoint Operators 7.4 Hermitian Operators 7.5 "Other Linear Operators: Normal Operators, Projections, Unitary Operators, and Isometric Operators" 7.6 The Spectrum of an Operator 7.7 Completely Continuous Operators 7.8 The Spectral Theorem for Completely Continuous Normal Operators 7.9 Differentiation of Operators 7.10 Some Applications A. Applications to Integral Equations B. An Example from Optimal Control C. Minimization of Functionals: Method of Steepest Descent 7.11 References and Notes References Index What Our Readers Are SayingBe the first to add a comment for a chance to win!Product Details
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