Linear Algebra: A Modern Introduction 4th edition

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David Poole
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  • Chapter 1: Vectors
    • 1.0: Introduction: The Racetrack Game
    • 1.1: The Geometry and Algebra of Vectors (33)
    • 1.2: Length and Angle: The Dot Product (57)
    • 1.3: Lines and Planes (35)
    • 1.4: Applications (9)
    • 1: Chapter Review

  • Chapter 2: Systems of Linear Equations
    • 2.0: Introduction: Triviality
    • 2.1: Introduction to Systems of Linear Equations (26)
    • 2.2: Direct Methods for Solving Linear Systems (40)
    • 2.3: Spanning Sets and Linear Independence (39)
    • 2.4: Applications (31)
    • 2.5: Iterative Methods for Solving Linear Systems (15)
    • 2: Chapter Review

  • Chapter 3: Matrices
    • 3.0: Introduction: Matrices in Action
    • 3.1: Matrix Operations (29)
    • 3.2: Matrix Algebra (35)
    • 3.3: The Inverse of a Matrix (44)
    • 3.4: The LU Factorization (25)
    • 3.5: Subspaces, Basis, Dimension, and Rank (46)
    • 3.6: Introduction to Linear Transformations (34)
    • 3.7: Applications (44)
    • 3: Chapter Review

  • Chapter 4: Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
    • 4.0: Introduction: A Dynamical System on Graphs
    • 4.1: Introduction to Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors (21)
    • 4.2: Determinants (46)
    • 4.3: Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors of n × n Matrices (29)
    • 4.4: Similarity and Diagonalization (39)
    • 4.5: Iterative Methods for Computing Eigenvalues (32)
    • 4.6: Applications and the Perron-Frobenius Theorem (51)
    • 4: Chapter Review

  • Chapter 5: Orthogonality
    • 5.0: Introduction: Shadows on a Wall
    • 5.1: Orthogonality in ℜn (30)
    • 5.2: Orthogonal Complements and Orthogonal Projections (21)
    • 5.3: The Gram-Schmidt Process and the QR Factorization (15)
    • 5.4: Orthogonal Diagonalization of Symmetric Matrices (24)
    • 5.5: Applications (41)
    • 5: Chapter Review

  • Chapter 6: Vector Spaces
    • 6.0: Introduction: Fibonacci in (Vector) Space
    • 6.1: Vector Spaces and Subspaces (46)
    • 6.2: Linear Independence, Basis, and Dimension (42)
    • 6.3: Change of Basis (16)
    • 6.4: Linear Transformations (24)
    • 6.5: The Kernel and Range of a Linear Transformation (25)
    • 6.6: The Matrix of a Linear Transformation (28)
    • 6.7: Applications (14)
    • 6: Chapter Review

  • Chapter 7: Distance and Approximation
    • 7.0: Introduction: Taxicab Geometry
    • 7.1: Inner Product Spaces (29)
    • 7.2: Norms and Distance Functions (33)
    • 7.3: Least Squares Approximation (36)
    • 7.4: The Singular Value Decomposition (42)
    • 7.5: Applications (16)
    • 7: Chapter Review

  • Chapter 8: Codes (Online only)
    • 8.1: Code Vectors (12)
    • 8.2: Error-Correcting (8)
    • 8.3: Dual Codes (11)
    • 8.4: Linear Codes (9)
    • 8.5: The Minimum Distance of a Code (8)

  • Chapter A: Appendices
    • A.A: Mathematical Notation and Methods of Proof
    • A.B: Mathematical Induction
    • A.C: Complex Numbers
    • A.D: Polynomials
    • A.E: Technology Bytes (Online only)


David Poole's innovative Linear Algebra: A Modern Introduction, 4th edition, emphasizes a vectors approach and better prepares students to make the transition from computational to theoretical mathematics. Balancing theory and applications, the book is written in a conversational style and combines a traditional presentation with a focus on student-centered learning. Theoretical, computational, and applied topics are presented in a flexible yet integrated way. Stressing geometric understanding before computational techniques, vectors and vector geometry are introduced early to help students visualize concepts and develop mathematical maturity for abstract thinking. Additionally, the book includes ample applications drawn from a variety of disciplines, which reinforce the fact that linear algebra is a valuable tool for modeling real-life problems.

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Chapter 2: Systems of Linear Equations
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Chapter 3: Matrices
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Chapter 4: Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
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Chapter 5: Orthogonality
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Chapter 6: Vector Spaces
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Chapter 7: Distance and Approximation
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Chapter 8: Codes (Online only)
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