Linear Methods: A General Education Course

1st Edition

David Hecker, Stephen Andrilli

Chapman and Hall/CRC
Published August 9, 2018
Textbook - 410 Pages - 79 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138049215 - CAT# K33066
Series: Textbooks in Mathematics

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Features

    • Written for a general education core course in introductory mathematics
    • Introduces elementary linear algebra concepts to non-mathematics majors
    • Provides an informal introduction to elementary proofs involving matrices and vectors
    • Includes useful applications from linear algebra related to business, graph theory, regression, and elementary physics
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Summary

Linear Methods: A General Education Course is expressly written for non-mathematical students, particularly freshmen taking a required core mathematics course. Rather than covering a hodgepodge of different topics as is typical for a core mathematics course, this text encourages students to explore one particular branch of mathematics, elementary linear algebra, in some depth. The material is presented in an accessible manner, as opposed to a traditional overly rigorous approach. While introducing students to useful topics in linear algebra, the book also includes a gentle introduction to more abstract facets of the subject.

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