From the Back Cover
This book encourages readers to develop an intuitive understanding of the foundations of Linear Algebra. An emphasis on the concepts of Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory conveys the structure and nature of Linear Spaces and of Linear Transformations. Almost every chapter has three sections: a lecture followed by problems, theoretical and mathematical enrichment, and applications to and from Linear Algebra. Specific chapter topics cover linear transformations; row reduction; linear equations; subspaces; linear dependence, bases, and dimension; composition of maps, matrix inverse and transpose; coordinate vectors, basis change; determinants,
l-matrices; matrix eigenvalues; orthogonal bases and orthogonal matrices; symmetric and normal matrix eigenvalues; singular values; and basic numerical linear algebra techniques. For individuals in fields related to economics, engineering, science, or mathematics.
About the Author
Frank Uhlig. Born April 2, 1945, Mägdesprung/Harz; grew up in Mülheim/Ruhr, Germany; married, two sons. Mathematics student at University of Cologne, California Institute of Technology. Ph.D., CalTech, 1972; Assistant, University of Würzburg, RWTH Aachen, Germany, 1972-1982. Two Habilitations (Mathematics), University of Würzburg 1977, RWTH Aachen 1978. Visiting Professor, Oregon State University 1979/1980; Professor of Mathematics, Auburn University 1982. Two Fulbright Grants; (Co-)organizer of eight research conferences. Research Areas: linear algebra, matrix theory, numerical analysis, numerical algebra, geometry, Krein spaces, graph theory, mechanics, inverse problems. 40+ papers, 2+ books.
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