Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Thirty-three Miniatures: Mathematical and Algorithmic Applications of Linear Algebra (Student Mathematical Library)

5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0821849774
ISBN-10: 0821849778
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $8.91
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$25.57 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
Buy new On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$27.62 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
More Buying Choices
13 New from $25.85 9 Used from $25.55
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Top 20 lists in Books
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more
$27.62 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 17 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Thirty-three Miniatures: Mathematical and Algorithmic Applications of Linear Algebra (Student Mathematical Library)
  • +
  • A First Course in Abstract Algebra, 7th Edition
Total price: $177.45
Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE



Product Details

  • Series: Student Mathematical Library
  • Paperback: 182 pages
  • Publisher: American Mathematical Society (June 18, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0821849778
  • ISBN-13: 978-0821849774
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #573,718 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 4 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Jiri Matousek is an accomplished mathematician working in Computational Geometry and he has written several books. I expected some powerful stuff from him in this book and in my opinion he more than delivered. My mathematical background is nothing I can boast about, but from whatever understanding I have of Linear Algebra and Combinatorics, the text is a wonderful treat of mathematical capsules each containing powerful idea(s). I have yet to go through the text completely and while I do not do that for most of the books, I will most certainly complete this one. I fell in love with the text as soon as I finished the 3rd miniature called "the clubs of oddtown". The author attributes it to Babai and Frankl and discusses a related problem (Fisher's inequality) in miniature 4. I feel I must stress here that you (or more appropriately, people who do not have much experience deploying an algebraic argument for a seemingly combinatorial problem) should not read a miniature like you are reading a novel. Most likely a pure combinatorial solution will evade the readers or it can be found only after too much effort. Therefore, you should try to think through the problem the miniature discusses and then plan your own attack on the problem. If I may, I would suggest that deploy a combinatorial, geometric whatever kind of attack that seems natural to you. If your methods work, great. If they do not, then I believe you will share the same hair raising experience I had when I read through the first few chapters and to me it seemed that a linear algebraic solution just jumped out of the blue - it was kind of unexpected. I believe this book will certainly develop more facility in deploying algebraic attacks on combinatorial problems by giving a flavour of (what I consider) unusual.Read more ›
Comment 4 of 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Some math book require our full attention (and then some) You must take notes and read and then reread to understand the proofs. In many math books a good stopping place is hard to find, one thing leads to the next and to the next... and were it not for the sheer density of the material one would feel compelled to read it all at one sitting! This is an enjoyable enough activity for anyone who likes math, but it isn't really relaxing. I took this lovely book with me on a vacation to Hong Kong and with it discovered a wholly different math-book experience.

The book has 33 "chapters" of 1-4 pages each (most are two pages) and in each a proof is suggested first (so you can try to work it out) and then reveled. Basic theorems from undergraduate linear algebra come in handy, but very little advanced knowledge is needed. A pen a paper will help on some of the proofs but most can be done just by thinking.

What makes it all especially exciting is that the proofs are useful! many suggest fun ideas for applications.

Since it's presented in little bite-sized chunks you can put it down at any moment.

I think any undergrad who has taken linear algebra, grad students and mathematics instructors and professors would enjoy this book. I couldn't help but share one or two of these little gems with my students!
Comment 3 of 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a beautiful book, very well-written, as other books of Jiri Matousek. It was a pity that this wonderful author passed away recently. Each chapter is short and can be read in one setting. The book is short yet contains a great number of nice and deep ideas. It demonstrates how thinking linear algebraically can help in solving various problems in different areas. It was a pleasure to read it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Excellent
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Thirty-three Miniatures: Mathematical and Algorithmic Applications of Linear Algebra (Student Mathematical Library)
This item: Thirty-three Miniatures: Mathematical and Algorithmic Applications of Linear Algebra (Student Mathematical Library)
Price: $27.62
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?