Description 
1 online resource (xvi, 488 pages) : illustrations 
Contents 
Front Cover  Dedication  Contents  Preface  1. Descartes' Discovery  2. Here and There: Points and Vectors in 2D  3. Lining Up: 2D Lines  4. Changing Shapes: Linear Maps in 2D  5. 2 2 Linear Systems  6. Moving Things Around: Affine Maps in 2D  7. Eigen Things  8. 3D Geometry  9. Linear Maps in 3D  10. Affine Maps in 3D  11. Interactions in 3D  12. Gauss for Linear Systems  13. Alternative System Solvers  14. General Linear Spaces  15. Eigen Things Revisited  16. The Singular Value Decomposition  17. Breaking It Up: Triangles  18. Putting Lines Together: Polylines and Polygons  19. Conics  20. Curves  A. Glossary  B. Selected Exercise Solutions  Bibliography 
Summary 
"Practical Linear Algebra covers all the concepts in a traditional undergraduatelevel linear algebra course, but with a focus on practical applications. The book develops these fundamental concepts in 2D and 3D with a strong emphasis on geometric understanding before presenting the general (ndimensional) concept. The book does not employ a theorem/proof structure, and it spends very little time on tedious, byhand calculations (e.g., reduction to rowechelon form), which in most job applications are performed by products such as Mathematica. Instead the book presents concepts through examples and applications." Provided by publisher 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references 
Notes 
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 18, 2018) 
Subject 
Algebras, Linear  Study and teaching


Geometry, Analytic  Study and teaching


Linear operators.


MATHEMATICS  Algebra  Intermediate.


Algebras, Linear  Study and teaching.


Geometry, Analytic  Study and teaching.


Linear operators.

Form 
Electronic book

Author 
Hansford, Dianne, editor.

ISBN 
9781466579583 

1466579587 
