An introduction to elementary linear algebra designed especially for
those interested in computer science, business and
economics, the natural and social sciences, engineering, or mathematics.
covers all the standard topics in an elementary linear algebra
plus modern applications, computer problems, and numerical computations
but is designed so that calculus is NOT a prerequisite.
uses crisp language that makes mathematics accessible without
loss of rigor.
motivates readers by demonstrating the power of linear algebra
as a problem-solving tool.
illustrates all the basic ideas of linear algebra by means
of computational examples and geometric interpretations.
features realistic, self-contained applications.
contains BASIC programs simplified versions of programs
that are available on a computer diskette.
provides ample numbers of ALL types of problems from
routine computational exercises to intriguing applications at
all levels of difficulty.
1. Linear Systems and Matrices.
3. Vectors in the Plane and in Space.
4. Vector Spaces.
5. Orthogonality and Least Squares.
6. Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors.
7. Linear Transformations.
8. Further Applications.
9. Numerical Methods.
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems.