Synopses & Reviews
This innovative book features an Active Reading theme, stressing the learning of proofs by first focusing on reading mathematics. This helps users understand that linear algebra is not just another course in computation. A secondary theme on Least Squares and the best solution to Ax = b adds a modern computational flavor that readers will welcome. Key ideas are revisited & reinforced throughout--Linear independence/dependence; eigenvalues/vectors; projection of one vector on another; the plane spanned by vectors.