Author: Peter D. Lax

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118626923

Category: Mathematics

Page: 392

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Praise for the First Edition ". . .recommended for the teacher and researcher as well as forgraduate students. In fact, [it] has a place on everymathematician's bookshelf." -American Mathematical Monthly Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Second Edition presents linearalgebra as the theory and practice of linear spaces and linear mapswith a unique focus on the analytical aspects as well as thenumerous applications of the subject. In addition to thoroughcoverage of linear equations, matrices, vector spaces, game theory,and numerical analysis, the Second Edition featuresstudent-friendly additions that enhance the book's accessibility,including expanded topical coverage in the early chapters,additional exercises, and solutions to selected problems. Beginning chapters are devoted to the abstract structure of finitedimensional vector spaces, and subsequent chapters addressconvexity and the duality theorem as well as describe the basics ofnormed linear spaces and linear maps between normed spaces. Further updates and revisions have been included to reflect themost up-to-date coverage of the topic, including: The QR algorithm for finding the eigenvalues of a self-adjointmatrix The Householder algorithm for turning self-adjoint matricesinto tridiagonal form The compactness of the unit ball as a criterion of finitedimensionality of a normed linear space Additionally, eight new appendices have been added and cover topicssuch as: the Fast Fourier Transform; the spectral radius theorem;the Lorentz group; the compactness criterion for finitedimensionality; the characterization of commentators; proof ofLiapunov's stability criterion; the construction of the JordanCanonical form of matrices; and Carl Pearcy's elegant proof ofHalmos' conjecture about the numerical range of matrices. Clear, concise, and superbly organized, Linear Algebra and ItsApplications, Second Edition serves as an excellent text foradvanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in linearalgebra. Its comprehensive treatment of the subject also makes itan ideal reference or self-study for industry professionals.