Linear Algebra: Theory and Applications
Ward Cheney & David Kincaid
Jones and Bartlett Learning
This book acquaints students of science and engineering with linear algebra
concepts that will be useful to them in
solving some of the mathematical problems that arise in their careers.
Also, it gives students an opportunity to hone their skills in
mathematical problem solving and computer programming.
Examples and Solutions:
Numerous examples and solutions
are presented as illustrations to help students
in understanding linear algebra concepts, which may be new to them.
Some examples utilize mathematical packages such as
Matlab, Maple, or Mathematica, which
are powerful mathematical software tools
available for obtaining numeric, symbolic, and graphical results.
Exercises are supplied in abundance to
enhance the book's versatility.
Categories of exercises are:
over 1000 exercises in analysis that require
pencil, paper, and possibly a calculator.
True-False Exercises /Multiple-Choice Exercises:
short-answer questions that
are useful to instructors for examinations
(in Student Resource Manual and online).
about 450 exercises that
involve writing computer programs or using mathematical software.
These are opportunities for students to explore topics
beyond the scope of the textbook.
Summaries and Keywords :
At the end of each section, a brief summary is given together with
a complete list of keywords.
Citations to the mathematical literature is given
throughout with these references listed at the end of the textbook.
Student Resource Manual:
Contains worked-out solutions to the odd-numbered
Instructor Resource Manual:
Contains worked-out solutions or answers to almost all of
the exercises in the text.
PDF lecture slides and material.
**Available from the publisher
for instructors who adopt the textbook for their classes.