Elementary Linear Algebra 2nd edition

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Stewart Venit, Wayne Bishop, and Jason Brown
Publisher: Nelson Education, Ltd.

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  • Chapter 1: Geometry of R2 and R3
    • 1.1: Vectors in R2 and R3 (10)
    • 1.2: Dot and Cross Products (10)
    • 1.3: Lines and Planes (10)
    • 1.4: Application—Vectors and Interactive Multimedia
    • 1: Self-Test
    • 1: Review Exercises

  • Chapter 2: Euclidean m-Space and Linear Equations
    • 2.1: Euclidean m-Space (10)
    • 2.2: Systems of Linear Equations (6)
    • 2.3: Row Reduction of Linear Systems (14)
    • 2.4: Application—Electric Circuits and Pipe Networks (3)
    • 2.5: Application—Interpolating Polynomials (4)
    • 2: Self-Test
    • 2: Review Exercises

  • Chapter 3: Matrices
    • 3.1: Operations on Matrices (13)
    • 3.2: Matrix Equations and Inverses (13)
    • 3.3: Theory of Linear Systems (8)
    • 3.4: LU Decomposition (7)
    • 3.5: Elementary Matrices and Linear Systems (6)
    • 3.6: Application—Least Square Polynomials (4)
    • 3.7: Application—Social Networks
    • 3.8: Application—Input-Output Analysis: Leontief Models (3)
    • 3: Self-Test
    • 3: Review Exercises

  • Chapter 4: Determinants
    • 4.1: Definition of a Determinant (12)
    • 4.2: Properties of Determinants (10)
    • 4.3: Cramer's Rule (7)
    • 4.4: An Introduction to Eigenvalues (8)
    • 4.5: Application—Markov Chains I: Theory (9)
    • 4.6: Application—Markov Chains II: Google PageRank
    • 4: Self-Test
    • 4: Review Exercises

  • Chapter 5: Independence and Basis in Rm
    • 5.1: Linear Independence and Dependence (10)
    • 5.2: Subspaces of Rm (8)
    • 5.3: Basis and Dimension (12)
    • 5.4: Rank of a Matrix (10)
    • 5.5: Application—Signal Compression (2)
    • 5: Self-Test
    • 5: Review Exercises

  • Chapter 6: Vector Spaces
    • 6.1: Vector Spaces and Subspaces (9)
    • 6.2: Linear Independence, Basis, and Dimension (12)
    • 6.3: Coordinate Vectors (10)
    • 6.4: Inner Product Spaces (10)
    • 6.5: Vector Spaces over Other Fields (2)
    • 6.6: Application—Approximation of Continuous Functions; Fourier Series (6)
    • 6.7: Application—Music, Fourier Transforms, and A Hard Day's Night
    • 6.8: Application—Fractals I: Self-Similarity, Projections, and Seeds
    • 6: Self-Test
    • 6: Review Exercises

  • Chapter 7: Linear Transformations
    • 7.1: Definition of a Linear Transformation (6)
    • 7.2: Algebra of Linear Transformations (10)
    • 7.3: Kernel and Image (10)
    • 7.4: Matrix of a General Linear Transformation (9)
    • 7.5: Change of Basis (7)
    • 7.6: Application—Linear Differential Equations (10)
    • 7.7: Application—Fractals II: Contractive Affine Maps and IFSs
    • 7: Self-Test
    • 7: Review Exercises

  • Chapter 8: Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
    • 8.1: Definitions and Examples (9)
    • 8.2: Diagonalization (10)
    • 8.3: The QR Method for Approximating Eigenvalues (6)
    • 8.4: Complex Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors (4)
    • 8.5: Application—Powers of Matrices and Recurrence Relations
    • 8.6: Application—Quadric Surfaces
    • 8.7: Application—Fractals III: When Is an Affine Map Contractive?
    • 8: Self-Test
    • 8: Review Exercises

  • Chapter 9: Linear Programming
    • 9.1: Introduction and Terminology (7)
    • 9.2: The Simplex Algorithm (5)
    • 9.3: Nonstandard LP Problems (2)
    • 9.4: Theory of Linear Programming
    • 9.5: Application—Supply and Demand
    • 9: Self-Test
    • 9: Review Exercises

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Chapter 9: Linear Programming
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