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Material Type: | Internet resource |
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Document Type: | Book, Internet Resource |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Kenneth Shiskowski; Karl Frinkle |

ISBN: | 9780470637951 0470637951 |

OCLC Number: | 701014977 |

Notes: | Machine generated contents note: Preface. Conventions and Notations.1. An Introduction to Mathematica.1.1 The Very Basics.1.2 Basic Arithmetic.1.3 Lists and Matrices.1.4 Expressions Versus Functions.1.5 Plotting and Animations.1.6 Solving Systems of Equations.1.7 Basic Programming.2. Linear Systems of Equations and Matrices.2.1 Linear Systems of Equations.2.2 Augmented Matrix of a Linear System and Row Operations.2.3 Some Matrix Arithmetic.3. Gauss-Jordan Elimination and Reduced Row Echelon Form.3.1 Gauss-Jordan Elimination and rref.3.2 Elementary Matrices.3.3 Sensitivity of Solutions to Error in the Linear System.4. Applications of Linear Systems and Matrices.4.1 Applications of Linear Systems to Geometry.4.2 Applications of Linear Systems to Curve Fitting.4.3 Applications of Linear Systems to Economics.4.4 Applications of Matrix Multiplication to Geometry.4.5 An Application of Matrix Multiplication to Economics.5. Determinants, Inverses, and Cramer' Rule.5.1 Determinants and Inverses from the Adjoint Formula.5.2 Determinants by Expanding Along Any Row or Column.5.3 Determinants Found by Triangularizing Matrices.5.4 LU Factorization.5.5 Inverses from rref.5.6 Cramer's Rule.6. Basic Linear Algebra Topics.6.1 Vectors.6.2 Dot Product.6.3 Cross Product.6.4 A Vector Projection.7. A Few Advanced Linear Algebra Topics.7.1 Rotations in Space.7.2 "Rolling" a Circle Along a Curve.7.3 The TNB Frame.8. Independence, Basis, and Dimension for Subspaces of Rn.8.1 Subspaces of Rn.8.2 Independent and Dependent Sets of Vectors in Rn.8.3 Basis and Dimension for Subspaces of Rn.8.4 Vector Projection onto a subspace of Rn.8.5 The Gram-Schmidt Orthonormalization Process.9. Linear Maps from Rn to Rm.9.1 Basics About Linear Maps.9.2 The Kernel and Image Subspaces of a Linear Map.9.3 Composites of Two Linear Maps and Inverses.9.4 Change of Bases for the Matrix Representation of a Linear Map.10. The Geometry of Linear and Affine Maps.10.1 The Effect of a Linear Map on Area and Arclength in Two Dimensions.10.2 The Decomposition of Linear Maps into Rotations, Reflections, and Rescalings in R2.10.3 The Effect of Linear Maps on Volume, Area, and Arclength in R3. 10.4 Rotations, Reflections, and Rescalings in Three Dimensions.10.5 Affine Maps.11. Least-Squares Fits and Pseudoinverses.11.1 Pseudoinverse to a Nonsquare Matrix and Almost Solving an Overdetermined Linear System.11.2 Fits and Pseudoinverses.11.3 Least-Squares Fits and Pseudoinverses.12. Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors.12.1 What Are Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, and Why Do We Need Them?12.2 Summary of Definitions and Methods for Computing Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors as well as the Exponential of a Matrix.12.3 Applications of the Diagonalizability of Square Matrices.12.4 Solving a Square First-Order Linear System if Differential Equations.12.5 Basic Facts About Eigenvalues, Eigenvectors, and Diagonalizability.12.6 The Geometry of the Ellipse Using Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors.12.7 A Mathematica EigenFunction. Suggested Reading. Indices. Keyword Index. Index of Mathematica Commands. |

Description: | xiv, 598 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. |

Contents: | An introduction to mathematica -- Linear systems of equations and matrices -- Gauss-Jordan elimination and reduced row echelon form -- Applications of linear systems and matrices -- Determinants, inverses, and Cramer's rule -- Basic vector algebra topics -- A few advanced linear algebra topics -- Independence, basis, and dimension for subspaces of Rn -- Linear maps from Rn to Rm -- The geometry of linear and affine maps -- Least-squares fits and pseudoinverses -- Eigenvalues and eigenvectors. |

Series Title: | Pure and applied mathematics (John Wiley & Sons : Unnumbered) |

Responsibility: | Kenneth Shiskowski, Karl Frinkle. |

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### Abstract:

* All Mathematica(R) commands used to solve and explain the book's theories and examples are provided both in the book and on a related Web site, allowing readers to modify these commands on their own to help solve their own problems.
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