RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 10018118 LA English T1 The theory of matrices : with applications A1 Lancaster, Peter,, Tismenetsky, Miron., PB Academic Press PP Orlando YR 1985 SN 0124355609 9780124355606 AB "In this book the authors try to bridge the gap between the treatments of matrix theory and linear algebra to be found in current textbooks and the mastery of these topics required to use and apply our subject matter in several important areas of application, as well as in mathematics itself. At the same time we present a treatment that is as self-contained as is reasonable possible, beginning with the most fundamental ideas and definitions. In order to accomplish this double purpose, the first few chapters include a complete treatment of material to be found in standard courses on matrices and linear algebra. This part includes development of a computational algebraic development (in the spirit of the first edition) and also development of the abstract methods of finite-dimensional linear spaces. Indeed, a balance is maintained through the book between the two powerful techniques of matrix algebra and the theory of linear spaces and transformations."--1st paragraph of preface.