For a one-semester course in Introductory Linear Algebra.
Although the text has been developed in the context of engineering
and computer science, it is also suitable for science students and
This short text integrates the use of MATLAB in a unique,
innovative way. An early applications chapter is intended to motivate
the study of abstract ideas by the client audienceengineering,
computer science, math, and science students. Linear transformations
are integrated throughout the text.
The most applications-based text in this marketEach
chapter pivots from a well chosen application as well as having Chapter
2 filled with applications.
Strong Matlab tiesWhile the text may be used
without the need of machine computation, Matlab materials are found
in each chapter, as well as Matlab exercises and projects.
Complex numbers are covered more thoroughly than in other
linear algebra textsEngineers and physics students need strong
coverage of this topic.
Linear transformations are integrated throughout the
text. Gentle introduction to linear independence and spanning
sets in R^nAn overview is presented in Chapter 1 and the
real meat in Chapter 5.
1. Systems of Linear Equations.
Solution of Linear Systems. Echelon Forms. Rank. Vectors
in R^n. Vector Equations. Spanning Sets. Linear Independence.
2. Applications Systems of Linear Systems.
Scheduling and Optimization, Network Flows. Electrical Circuits.