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Linear Algebra: A First Course with Applications to Differential Equations

Linear Algebra: A First Course with Applications to Differential Equations

Tom M. Apostol

ISBN: 978-1-118-62601-6

Aug 2014

347 pages

$129.99

Description

Developed from the author's successful two-volume Calculus text this book presents Linear Algebra without emphasis on abstraction or formalization. To accommodate a variety of backgrounds, the text begins with a review of prerequisites divided into precalculus and calculus prerequisites. It continues to cover vector algebra, analytic geometry, linear spaces, determinants, linear differential equations and more.

0. REVIEW OF PREREQUISITES

Part 1. Pre-Calculus Prerequisites 1

Part 2.Calculus Prerequisites 14

1. Vector Algebra 25

2. Applications of Vector Algebra to Analytic Geometry 51

3. Linear Spaces 91

4. Linear Transformations and Matrices 119

5. Determinants 161

6. Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors 187

7. Eigenvalues of Operators Acting on Euclidean Spaces 217

8. Applications to Linear Differential Equations 247

9. Applications to Systems of Differential Equations 273

10. The Method of Successive Approximations 303

Answers to Exercises 321

Index 343