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Fundamentals of Matrix Analysis with Applications Set




Fundamentals of Matrix Analysis with Applications Set

Edward Barry Saff, Arthur David Snider

ISBN: 978-1-118-99541-9 December 2017 676 Pages


This set includes Fundamentals of Matrix Analysis with Applications & Solutions Manual to Accompany Fundamentals of Matrix Analysis with Applications

Providing comprehensive coverage of matrix theory from a geometric and physical perspective, Fundamentals of Matrix Analysis with Applications describes the functionality of matrices and their ability to quantify and analyze many practical applications.

Written by a highly qualified author team, the book presents tools for matrix analysis and is illustrated with extensive examples and software implementations.

Beginning with a detailed exposition and review of the Gauss elimination method, the authors maintain readers’ interest with refreshing discussions regarding the issues of operation counts, computer speed and precision, complex arithmetic formulations, parameterization of solutions, and the logical traps that dictate strict adherence to Gauss’s instructions. The book heralds matrix formulation both as notational shorthand and as a quantifier of physical operations such as rotations, projections, reflections, and the Gauss reductions. Inverses and eigenvectors are visualized first in an operator context before being addressed computationally. Least squares theory is expounded in all its manifestations including optimization, orthogonality, computational accuracy, and even function theory. Fundamentals of Matrix Analysis with Applications also features:

  • Novel approaches employed to explicate the QR, singular value, Schur, and Jordan decompositions and their applications
  • Coverage of the role of the matrix exponential in the solution of linear systems of differential equations with constant coefficients
  • Chapter-by-chapter summaries, review problems, technical writing exercises, select solutions, and group projects to aid comprehension of the presented concepts


Part I

Introduction: Three Examples


1.1 Linear Algebraic Equations

1.2 Matrix Representation of Linear Systems and the Gauss]Jordan Algorithm

1.3 The Complete Gauss Elimination Algorithm

1.4 Echelon Form and Rank

1.5 Computational Considerations


2.1 Matrix Multiplication

2.2 Some Applications of Matrix Operators

2.3 The Inverse and the Transpose

2.4 Determinants

2.5 Three Important Determinant Rules

Review Problems for Part I

Technical Writing Exercises for Part I

Group Projects for Part I

A. LU Factorization

B. Two]Point Boundary Value Problems

C. Electrostatic Voltage

D. Kirchhoff's Laws

E. Global Positioning Systems

Part II

Introduction: The Structure of General Solutions to Linear Algebraic Equations


3.1 General Spaces, Subspaces, and Spans

3.2 Linear Dependence

3.3 Bases, Dimension, and Rank


4.1 Orthogonal Vectors and the Gram]Schmidt Algorithm Norm

4.2 Orthogonal Matrices

4.3 Least Squares

4.4 Function Spaces

Review Problems for Part II

Magic square


Technical Writing Exercises for Part II

Group Projects for Part II

A. Orthogonal Matrices, Rotations, and Reflections

B. Householder Reflectors and the QR Factorization

C. Infinite Dimensional Matrices

Part III

Introduction: Reflect on This

Chapter 5. Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors

5.1 Eigenvector Basics

5.2 Calculating Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors

5.3 Symmetric and Hermitian Matrices

Chapter 5. Summary

Chapter 6. Similarity

6.1 Similarity Transformations and Diagonalizability

6.2 Principal Axes Normal Modes

6.3 Schur Decomposition and Its Implications

6.4 The Power Method and the QR Algorithm

Chapter 7. Linear Systems of Differential Equations

7.1 First Order Linear Systems of Differential Equations

7.2 The Matrix Exponential Function

7.3 The Jordan Normal Form

Review Problems for Part III

Technical Writing Exercises for Part III

Group Projects for Part III

A. Positive Definite Matrices

B. Hessenberg Form

C. The Discrete Fourier Transform and Circulant Matrices

Answers to Odd]Numbered Problems