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Linear Algebra Demystified / Edition 1

Linear Algebra Demystified / Edition 1

by David McMahon
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Taught at junior level math courses at every university, Linear Algebra is essential for students in almost every technical and analytic discipline.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071465793
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 11/28/2005
Series: Demystified Series
Pages: 255
Sales rank: 333,595
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

David McMahon works as a researcher at a National Laboratory, a Department of Energy facility. His research involves work on nuclear fusion and the design of nuclear-powered spacecraft. He has a master's degree in physics and a bachelor's in applied mathematics, both from the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque. He is currently doing research for a doctorate in theoretical physics in the areas of quantum field theory and the use of general relativity. Mr. McMahon is a published author. Previous work includes two books on computer programming: Rapid Application Development with Visual Basic 6 and Rapid Application Development with Visual C ++. He also wrote Quantum Mechanics Demystified, Relativity Demystified, and was a contributing writer to Ace the Technical Interview.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Systems of Linear Equations

Chapter 2: Matrix Algebra

Chapter 3: Determinants

Chapter 4: Vectors

Chapter 5: Vector Spaces

Chapter 6: Inner Product Spaces

Chapter 7: Linear Transformations

Chapter 8: The Eigenvalue Problem

Chapter 9: Special Matrices

Chapter 10: Matrix Decomposition

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Guest More than 1 year ago
The approach taken by the author is good, but something must have gone wrong in the review process. Many of the examples are solved incorrectly in the book. Also, there are a lot of typos and some paragraphs are out of place. There is also a lot of repetition of very simple processes such as manipulation of rows to solve matrices. Some of this space would have been better used to give a fuller explanation of some of the more complex operations that the book presents. I can make more detailed comments to the author and/or publisher for the purpose of improving the next edition. I was able to get a pretty good bit of information out of the book, but it did require a math background due to the apparent editing problems.