Linear algebra and its applications
 Responsibility
 David C. Lay (University of MarylandCollege Park) with Steven R. Lay (Lee University) and Judi J. McDonald (Washington State University).
 Edition
 Fifth edition, global edition.
 Publication
 Harlow, England : Pearson Education Limited, [2016]
 Copyright notice
 ©2016
 Physical description
 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 24 cm
At the library
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Stacks
Call number  Status 

QA184.2 .L39 2016  Unknown 
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Creators/Contributors
 Author/Creator
 Lay, David C. author.
 Contributor
 Lay, Steven R., 1944 author.
 McDonald, Judith author.
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references and index.
 Contents

 1. Linear Equations in Linear Algebra Introductory Example: Linear Models in Economics and Engineering 1.1 Systems of Linear Equations 1.2 Row Reduction and Echelon Forms 1.3 Vector Equations 1.4 The Matrix Equation Ax = b 1.5 Solution Sets of Linear Systems 1.6 Applications of Linear Systems 1.7 Linear Independence 1.8 Introduction to Linear Transformations 1.9 The Matrix of a Linear Transformation 1.10 Linear Models in Business, Science, and Engineering Supplementary Exercises
 2. Matrix Algebra Introductory Example: Computer Models in Aircraft Design 2.1 Matrix Operations 2.2 The Inverse of a Matrix 2.3 Characterizations of Invertible Matrices 2.4 Partitioned Matrices 2.5 Matrix Factorizations 2.6 The Leontief InputOutput Model 2.7 Applications to Computer Graphics 2.8 Subspaces of Rn 2.9 Dimension and Rank Supplementary Exercises
 3. Determinants Introductory Example: Random Paths and Distortion 3.1 Introduction to Determinants 3.2 Properties of Determinants 3.3 Cramer's Rule, Volume, and Linear Transformations Supplementary Exercises
 4. Vector Spaces Introductory Example: Space Flight and Control Systems 4.1 Vector Spaces and Subspaces 4.2 Null Spaces, Column Spaces, and Linear Transformations 4.3 Linearly Independent Sets Bases 4.4 Coordinate Systems 4.5 The Dimension of a Vector Space 4.6 Rank 4.7 Change of Basis 4.8 Applications to Difference Equations 4.9 Applications to Markov Chains Supplementary Exercises
 5. Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors Introductory Example: Dynamical Systems and Spotted Owls 5.1 Eigenvectors and Eigenvalues 5.2 The Characteristic Equation 5.3 Diagonalization 5.4 Eigenvectors and Linear Transformations 5.5 Complex Eigenvalues 5.6 Discrete Dynamical Systems 5.7 Applications to Differential Equations 5.8 Iterative Estimates for Eigenvalues Supplementary Exercises
 6. Orthogonality and Least Squares Introductory Example: The North American Datum and GPS Navigation 6.1 Inner Product, Length, and Orthogonality 6.2 Orthogonal Sets 6.3 Orthogonal Projections 6.4 The GramSchmidt Process 6.5 LeastSquares Problems 6.6 Applications to Linear Models 6.7 Inner Product Spaces 6.8 Applications of Inner Product Spaces Supplementary Exercises
 7. Symmetric Matrices and Quadratic Forms Introductory Example: Multichannel Image Processing 7.1 Diagonalization of Symmetric Matrices 7.2 Quadratic Forms 7.3 Constrained Optimization 7.4 The Singular Value Decomposition 7.5 Applications to Image Processing and Statistics Supplementary Exercises
 8. The Geometry of Vector Spaces Introductory Example: The Platonic Solids 8.1 Affine Combinations 8.2 Affine Independence 8.3 Convex Combinations 8.4 Hyperplanes 8.5 Polytopes 8.6 Curves and Surfaces
 9. Optimization (Online Only) Introductory Example: The Berlin Airlift 9.1 Matrix Games 9.2 Linear ProgrammingGeometric Method 9.3 Linear ProgrammingSimplex Method 9.4 Duality
 10. FiniteState Markov Chains (Online Only) Introductory Example: Googling Markov Chains 10.1 Introduction and Examples 10.2 The SteadyState Vector and Google's PageRank 10.3 FiniteState Markov Chains 10.4 Classification of States and Periodicity 10.5 The Fundamental Matrix 10.6 Markov Chains and Baseball Statistics Appendices A. Uniqueness of the Reduced Echelon Form B. Complex Numbers.
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Subjects
 Subject
 Algebras, Linear > Textbooks.
Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2016
 Copyright date
 2016
 ISBN
 1292092238
 9781292092232