Developed from the author's successful two-volume Calculus text this book presents Linear Algebra without emphasis on abstraction or formalization. To accommodate a variety of backgrounds, the text begins with a review of prerequisites divided into precalculus and calculus prerequisites. It continues to cover vector algebra, analytic geometry, linear spaces, determinants, linear differential equations and more.
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A first course with applications to differential equations
This text provides ample coverage of major topics traditionally taught in a first course on linear algebra: linear spaces, independence, orthogonality, linear transformations, matrices, eigenvalues, and quadratic forms. The last three chapters describe applications to differential equations. Although much of the material has been extracted from the author's two-volume Calculus, the present text is designed to be independent of the Calculus volumes. Some topics have been revised or rearranged, and some new material has been added (for example, the triangularization theorem and the Jordan normal form). A review chapter contains pre-calculus prerequisites needed for the material on linear algebra in Chapters 1 through 7 and calculus prerequisites needed for the applications to differential equations in Chapters 8 through 10.
TOM M. APOSTOL, Emeritus Professor at the California Institute of Technology, is the author of several highly regarded texts on calculus, analysis, and number theory, and is Director of Project MATHEMATICS!, a series of computer-animated mathematics videotapes.
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