This thorough and accessible text, from one of the leading figures in the use of technology in linear algebra, gives students a challenging and broad understanding of the subject. The author infuses key concepts with their modern practical applications to offer students examples of how mathematics is used in the real world. Each chapter contains integrated worked examples and chapter tests. The book stresses the important roles geometry and visualization play in understanding linear algebra.
Steven J. Leon is a Chancellor Professor of Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He has been a Visiting Professor at Stanford University, ETH Zurich (the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), KTH (the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm), UC San Diego, and Brown University. His areas of specialty are linear algebra and numerical analysis.
Extensive applications of linear algebra concepts to a variety of real world situations. These applications introduce new material and show relevance of the material covered. Students learn how theories and concepts of linear algebra can help solve modern day problems.
Abundant computer exercises, more extensive than any other linear algebra book on the market, help students to visualize and discover linear algebra and allow them to explore more realistic applications that are too computationally intensive to work out by hand.
Worked out examples illustrate new concepts, making the material less abstract and helping students quickly build their understanding.
Two chapter tests for every chapter help students study for exams and get the practice they need to master the material.