Taught at junior level math courses at every university, Linear Algebra is essential for students in almost every technical and analytic discipline.
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
PREFACEChapter 1: Systems of Linear EquationsChapter 2: Matrix AlgebraChapter 3: DeterminantsChapter 4: VectorsChapter 5: Vector SpacesChapter 6: Inner Product SpacesChapter 7: Linear TransformationsChapter 8: The Eigenvalue ProblemChapter 9: Special MatricesChapter 10: Matrix Decomposition
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.