Elementary Linear Algebra with Applications

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Elementary Linear Algebra with Applications

Richard O. Hill

3rdPublisher: Thomson Brooks/ColeFormat: Hardcover

This book is intended for the first course in linear algebra, taken by mathematics, science, engineering and economics majors. The new edition presents a stronger geometric intuition for the ensuing concepts of span and linear independence. This text integrates applications throughout to illustrate the mathematics and to motivate the students. Numerical ideas and concepts using the computer are interspersed throughout the text, instructors can use them at their discretion. Features: * The core material of linear algebra is presented through the use of any examples and reinforced by exercises at the end of each section, chapters and cumulative reviews. * Applications are integrated throughout the text to motivate the students and illustrate the theory being discussed in each chapter. * Optional coverage of determinants in Chapter 2 (full) or Chapter 5 (brief) allows professors flexibility in how they want to present the material. * Use of many examples help to better explain the material, giving students a very concrete approach of linear algebra.New to this edition: * The Third Edition meets the requirements of the Linear Algebra Curriculum Study Group, an NSF sponsored committee designed to reform the linear algebra curriculum. * This edition features a new section, 3.1, using geometric motivation of theory, which will help students make an easier transition to theory and improve their intuition and understanding of linear algebra. * The Chapter on Determinants has been revised to make it more intuitive, and less formal, making it easier for students to learn. * MATLAB exercises have been fully integrated to the text. A new Appendix D: Introduction to MATLAB and Projects has been added to provide instructors with more projects and activities. * A more natural and intuitive development of least squares problems, making it easier for students to understand the motivation and theory.

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