Linear Algebra, 5th edition

  • Stephen H. Friedberg, 
  • Arnold J. Insel, 
  • Lawrence E. Spence

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Linear Algebra presents a careful treatment of the principal topics of the discipline, illustrating the power of linear algebra through practical applications. The text covers the applications of linear algebra to such areas as differential equations, economics, geometry and physics.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137515424

Subject: Advanced Math

Category: Linear Algebra

Table of contents

Table of Contents

* Sections denoted by an asterisk are optional.

  1. Vector Spaces
    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 Vector Spaces
    • 1.3 Subspaces
    • 1.4 Linear Combinations and Systems of Linear Equations
    • 1.5 Linear Dependence and Linear Independence
    • 1.6 Bases and Dimension
    • 1.7* Maximal Linearly Independent Subsets
    • Index of Definitions
  2. Linear Transformations and Matrices
    • 2.1 Linear Transformations, Null Spaces, and Ranges
    • 2.2 The Matrix Representation of a Linear Transformation
    • 2.3 Composition of Linear Transformations and Matrix Multiplication
    • 2.4 Invertibility and Isomorphisms
    • 2.5 The Change of Coordinate Matrix
    • 2.6* Dual Spaces
    • 2.7* Homogeneous Linear Differential Equations with Constant Coefficients
    • Index of Definitions
  3. Elementary Matrix Operations and Systems of Linear Equations
    • 3.1 Elementary Matrix Operations and Elementary Matrices
    • 3.2 The Rank of a Matrix and Matrix Inverses
    • 3.3 Systems of Linear Equations – Theoretical Aspects
    • 3.4 Systems of Linear Equations – Computational Aspects
    • Index of Definitions
  4. Determinants
    • 4.1 Determinants of Order 2
    • 4.2 Determinants of Order n
    • 4.3 Properties of Determinants
    • 4.4 Summary|Important Facts about Determinants
    • 4.5* A Characterization of the Determinant
    • Index of Definitions
  5. Diagonalization
    • 5.1 Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
    • 5.2 Diagonalizability
    • 5.3* Matrix Limits and Markov Chains
    • 5.4 Invariant Subspaces and the Cayley–Hamilton Theorem
    • Index of Definitions
  6. Inner Product Spaces
    • 6.1 Inner Products and Norms
    • 6.2 The Gram–Schmidt Orthogonalization Process and Orthogonal Complements
    • 6.3 The Adjoint of a Linear Operator
    • 6.4 Normal and Self-Adjoint Operators
    • 6.5 Unitary and Orthogonal Operators and Their Matrices
    • 6.6 Orthogonal Projections and the Spectral Theorem
    • 6.7* The Singular Value Decomposition and the Pseudoinverse
    • 6.8* Bilinear and Quadratic Forms
    • 6.9* Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity
    • 6.10* Conditioning and the Rayleigh Quotient
    • 6.11* The Geometry of Orthogonal Operators
    • Index of Definitions
  7. Canonical Forms
    • 7.1 The Jordan Canonical Form I
    • 7.2 The Jordan Canonical Form II
    • 7.3 The Minimal Polynomial
    • 7.4* The Rational Canonical Form
    • Index of Definitions


  1. Sets
  2. Functions
  3. Fields
  4. Complex Numbers
  5. Polynomials

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