Handbook of Linear Algebra, Second Edition

Leslie Hogben

November 26, 2013 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Reference - 1904 Pages - 145 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466507289 - CAT# K14662
Series: Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications


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  • Presents both basic and advanced linear algebra concepts, such as matrix perturbation theory and inverse eigenvalue problems
  • Uses matrix notation throughout the text
  • Covers combinatorial and numerical linear algebra
  • Explores mathematical and nonmathematical applications, such as quantum computing, control theory, signal processing, computational biology, and epidemiology
  • Discusses software packages useful for linear algebra computations, including Sage, MATLAB®, Maple™, and Mathematica®
  • Provides numerous references for additional information along with a glossary that covers all major linear algebra terminology

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With a substantial amount of new material, the Handbook of Linear Algebra, Second Edition provides comprehensive coverage of linear algebra concepts, applications, and computational software packages in an easy-to-use format. It guides you from the very elementary aspects of the subject to the frontiers of current research. Along with revisions and updates throughout, the second edition of this bestseller includes 20 new chapters.

New to the Second Edition

  • Separate chapters on Schur complements, additional types of canonical forms, tensors, matrix polynomials, matrix equations, special types of matrices, generalized inverses, matrices over finite fields, invariant subspaces, representations of quivers, and spectral sets
  • New chapters on combinatorial matrix theory topics, such as tournaments, the minimum rank problem, and spectral graph theory, as well as numerical linear algebra topics, including algorithms for structured matrix computations, stability of structured matrix computations, and nonlinear eigenvalue problems
  • More chapters on applications of linear algebra, including epidemiology and quantum error correction
  • New chapter on using the free and open source software system Sage for linear algebra
  • Additional sections in the chapters on sign pattern matrices and applications to geometry
  • Conjectures and open problems in most chapters on advanced topics

Highly praised as a valuable resource for anyone who uses linear algebra, the first edition covered virtually all aspects of linear algebra and its applications. This edition continues to encompass the fundamentals of linear algebra, combinatorial and numerical linear algebra, and applications of linear algebra to various disciplines while also covering up-to-date software packages for linear algebra computations.

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