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Written for students within a linear algebra class, this text covers a number of applications of linear algebra. It features a unique treatment of vector spaces, proofs and computations, an emphasis on geometry and a selection of computer exercises.
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In the author's words: "I wrote this book because I have a deep conviction that mathematics is about ideas, not just formulas and algorithms, and not just theorems and proofs. The text covers the material usually found in a one-semester linear algebra class. It is written. however, from the point of view that knowing why is just as important as knowing how. To ensure that the readers see not only why a given fact is true, but also why it is important, I have included a number of the beautiful applications of linear algebra. Most of my students seem to like this emphasis. For many, mathematics has always been a body of facts to be blindly accepted and used. The notion that they personally can decide mathematical truth or falsehood comes as a revelation. Promoting this level of understanding is the goal of this text." -Richard Penney, from the PrefaceAbout the Author:
Richard C. Penney, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Director of the Mathematics/Statistics Actuarial Science Program at Purdue University. Dr. Penney is the author of numerous journal articles and has received several major teaching awards.
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Book Description Wiley, 1997. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M047118179X
Book Description Wiley, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX047118179X