This practical self-study book lets you work at your own pace to master the linear and matrix algebra needed to pursue a career in computer science, engineering, or statistics. It is also a valuable tool for home computer users who want to sharpen their programming skills - in fact for anyone with a background in intermediate algebra who wants to learn the important concepts of matrix algebra. Appropriate as a review book or as a supplement to standard texts, this practical guide emphasizes computations and real-world applications. You'll proceed in logical steps from matrix algebra, linear systems of equations, determinants, and geometrical properties to vector spaces, linear transformations, and eigenvalues and eigen-vectors. The final chapter covers computer programming and numerical techniques for linear algebra. You'll find many helpful features that make learning faster and easier - clear summaries of essential principles...proofs of major theorems...detailed worked-out examples...and numerous applications to economics, marketing, population studies, and related areas. Definitions, theorums, figures, and methods are labeled consecutively within chapters for easy cross-referencing. There's also a cross-reference chart to popular linear algebra texts...and comprehensive coverage of computer and calculator usage - complete with listing of BASIC and Fortran programs and sample outputs. Ronald I. Rothenberg, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Mathematics at Queens College of the City University of New York. He is the author of a book on linear programming and of another Wiley Self-Teaching Guide, Finite Mathematics.
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Book Description John Wiley & Sons Inc, 1983. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110471096520
Book Description John Wiley & Sons Inc. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0471096520 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1164840