Matrix Methods: An Introduction

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Gulf Professional Publishing, 1991 - Mathematics - 503 pages
This new edition of Matrix Methods emphasizes applications to Jordan-canonical forms, differential equations, and least squares. The revision now includes an entire new chapter on inner products, additional material on elementary row applications, and hundreds of new exercises.

* Provides an introduction to the functional approach to programming
* Emphasizes the problem to be solved, not the programming language
* Takes the view that all computer programs are a definition of a function
* Includes exercises for each chapter
* Requires at least a high school algebra level of mathematical sophistication
* A self-contained work
* Can be used as a pre-programming language introduction to the mathematics of computing
 

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Contents

Chapter 2
47
Chapter 3
97
Chapter 4
137
Chapter 10
158
Chapter 7
164
Chapter 5
167
Chapter 6
209
Matrix Calculus
253
Chapter 8
299
Chapter 9
341
Special Matrices
395
Answers and Hints to Selected Problems
439
Index
499
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Richard Bronson, PhD, is a professor of mathematics at Farleigh Dickinson University. Dr. Bronson has served as an associate editor of the journal "Simulation", as a contributing editor to "SIAM News", and as a consultant to Bell Laboratories. He has conducted joint research in mathematical modeling and computer simulation at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bronson has published over 30 technical articles and books, the latter including "Schaum's Outline of Matrix Operations" and "Schaum's Outline of Operations Research".

Gabriel B. Costa, Ph.D. is a Catholic priest and an associate professor of mathematical sciences at the United States Military Academy at West Pint, where he also functions as an associate chaplain. In addition to differential equations, Father Costa's academic interests include mathematics education and sabermetrics, the search for objective knowledge about baseball.

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