Synopses & Reviews
This outstanding text starts off using vectors and the geometric approach, featuring a computational emphasis. The authors provide students with easy-to-read explanations, examples, proofs, and procedures. Elementary Linear Algebra can be used in both a matrix-oriented course, or a more traditionally structured course.
About the Author
Stewart Venit received a PhD in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1971. For the past 24 years, he has taught mathematics at California State University in Los Angeles. Professor Venit is a past department Chair and recipient of the University?s Outstanding Professor Award. He has authored numerous journal articles and ten textbooks for mathematics or computer science.Wayne Bishop received a PhD in mathematics from Western Michigan University in 1971 after which he began teaching at California State University in Los Angeles. He is a past Chair of the Department of Mathematics and spent one year teaching in Mexico City as a Fulbright Professor. Professor Bishop is very active in continuing efforts to improve mathematics education in California.
Table of Contents
1. Geometry of R^2 and R^3 2. Euclidean m-Space and Linear Equations 3. Matrices 4. Determinants 5. Independence and Basis in Rm 6. Vector Spaces 7. Linear Transformations 8. Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors 9. Linear Programming Appendices / Index