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Matrix Mathematics: Theory, Facts, and Formulas (Second Edition)
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Author: Dennis S. Bernstein
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When first published in 2005, Matrix Mathematics quickly became the essential reference book for users of matrices in all branches of engineering, science, and applied mathematics. In this fully updated and expanded edition, the author brings together the latest results on matrix theory to make this the most complete, current, and easytouse book on matrices. Each chapter describes relevant background theory followed by specialized results. Hundreds of identities, inequalities, and matrix facts are stated clearly and rigorously with cross references, citations to the literature, and illuminating remarks. Beginning with preliminaries on sets, functions, and relations,Matrix Mathematics covers all of the major topics in matrix theory, including matrix transformations; polynomial matrices; matrix decompositions; generalized inverses; Kronecker and Schur algebra; positivesemidefinite matrices; vector and matrix norms; the matrix exponential and stability theory; and linear systems and control theory. Also included are a detailed list of symbols, a summary of notation and conventions, an extensive bibliography and author index with page references, and an exhaustive subject index. This significantly expanded edition of Matrix Mathematics features a wealth of new material on graphs, scalar identities and inequalities, alternative partial orderings, matrix pencils, finite groups, zeros of multivariable transfer functions, roots of polynomials, convex functions, and matrix norms.  Covers hundreds of important and useful results on matrix theory, many never before available in any book
 Provides a list of symbols and a summary of conventions for easy use
 Includes an extensive collection of scalar identities and inequalities
 Features a detailed bibliography and author index with page references
 Includes an exhaustive subject index with crossreferencing
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Schaum's Outline of Matrix Operations (Schaum's Outline Series)
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Author: Richard Bronson

The ideal review for your matrix operations course More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum’s Outlines for their expert knowledge and helpful solved problems. Written by renowned experts in their respective fields, Schaum’s Outlines cover everything from math to science, nursing to language. The main feature for all these books is the solved problems. Stepbystep, authors walk readers through coming up with solutions to exercises in their topic of choice.  363 detailed problems with stepbystep solutions
 Clear, concise explanations of matrix operations
 Help with Eigenvalues and the QR Algorithm
 A solvedproblem approach that teaches you with handson help
 Exercises for improving your problemsolving skills
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Illustrated Special Relativity Through Its Paradoxes: A Fusion of Linear Algebra, Graphics, and Reality
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Author: John de Pillis

This work shows that linear algebra is a natural language for special relativity. Requiring a minimum of expertise beyond basic matrix theory, the authors use fullcolor illustrations to introduce inertial frames and Minkowski diagrams that explain the nature of simultaneity, why fasterthanlight travel is impossible, and the proper way to add velocities. We resolve the twin paradox, the trainintunnel paradox, the peashooter paradox and the lesserknown accommodating universe paradox and the bugrivet paradox that shows how rigidity is incompatible with special relativity. Since Einstein, in his seminal 1905 paper introducing the theory of special relativity, acknowledged his debt to Clerk Maxwell, we fully develop Maxwell's four equations that unify the theories of electricity, optics, and magnetism.These equations also lead to a simple calculation for the frameindependent speed of electromagnetic waves in a vacuum. (Maxwell himself was unaware that light was a special case of electromagnetic waves.) Several chapters are devoted to early experiments of Roemer, Fizeau, and de Sitter in their efforts to measure the speed of light along with the MichelsonMorley experiment abolishing the necessity of a universal aether. The exposition is thorough, but not overly technical, and bountifully illustrated by cartoons. Supplemental interactive animations are found at SpecialRelativityIllustrated.com. This book is be suitable for a onesemester generaleducation introduction to special relativity. It is especially wellsuited to selfstudy by interested laypersons or use as a supplement to a more traditional text.
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Numerical Methods: Design, Analysis, and Computer Implementation of Algorithms
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Author: Anne Greenbaum
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Numerical Methods provides a clear and concise exploration of standard numerical analysis topics, as well as nontraditional ones, including mathematical modeling, Monte Carlo methods, Markov chains, and fractals. Filled with appealing examples that will motivate students, the textbook considers modern application areas, such as information retrieval and animation, and classical topics from physics and engineering. Exercises use MATLAB and promote understanding of computational results.
The book gives instructors the flexibility to emphasize different aspectsdesign, analysis, or computer implementationof numerical algorithms, depending on the background and interests of students. Designed for upperdivision undergraduates in mathematics or computer science classes, the textbook assumes that students have prior knowledge of linear algebra and calculus, although these topics are reviewed in the text. Short discussions of the history of numerical methods are interspersed throughout the chapters. The book also includes polynomial interpolation at Chebyshev points, use of the MATLAB package Chebfun, and a section on the fast Fourier transform. Supplementary materials are available online.  Clear and concise exposition of standard numerical analysis topics
 Explores nontraditional topics, such as mathematical modeling and Monte Carlo methods
 Covers modern applications, including information retrieval and animation, and classical applications from physics and engineering
 Promotes understanding of computational results through MATLAB exercises
 Provides flexibility so instructors can emphasize mathematical or applied/computational aspects of numerical methods or a combination
 Includes recent results on polynomial interpolation at Chebyshev points and use of the MATLAB package Chebfun
 Short discussions of the history of numerical methods interspersed throughout
 Supplementary materials available online
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Nonnegative Matrices (Wiley Series in Discrete Mathematics and Optimization)
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Author: Henryk Minc

This text/reference is the most uptodate volume on nonnegative matrices in print and presents much material that was previously available only in research papers. It is the only book to cover the van der Waerden conjecture on permanents. There is also coverage of doubly stochastic matrices and inverse problems. The material has abundant connections to graph theory, incidence geometry, stochastic processes, functional analysis, and quadratic forms. Each chapter contains a comprehensive set of problems and a substantial list of references.


Matrix Theory (Dover Books on Mathematics)
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Author: Joel N. Franklin

Not only is matrix theory significant in a wide range of fields mathematical economics, quantum physics, geophysics, electrical network synthesis, crystallography, and structural engineering, among othersbut with the vast proliferation of digital computers, knowledge of matrix theory is a must for every modern engineer, mathematician, and scientist. Matrices represent linear transformations from a finite set of numbers to another finite set of numbers. Since many important problems are linear, and since digital computers with finite memory manipulate only finite sets of numbers, the solution of linear problems by digital computers usually involves matrices. Developed from the author's course on matrix theory at the California Institute of Technology, the book begins with a concise presentation of the theory of determinants, continues with a discussion of classical linear algebra, and an optional chapter on the use of matrices to solve systems of linear triangularizations of Hermitian and nonHermitian matrices, as well as a chapter presenting a proof of the difficult and important matrix theory of Jordan. The book concludes with discussions of variational principles and perturbation theory of matrices, matrix numerical analysis, and an introduction to the subject of linear computations. The book is designed to meet many different needs, and because it is mathematically rigorous, it may be used by students of pure and applied mathematics. Since it is oriented towards applications, it is valuable to students of engineering, science, and the social sciences. And because it contains the basic preparation in matrix theory required for numerical analysis, it can be used by students whose main interest is computers. The book assumes very little mathematical preparation, and except for the single section on the continuous dependence of eigenvalues on matrices, a knowledge of elementary algebra and calculus is sufficient.
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Direct Methods for Sparse Linear Systems (Fundamentals of Algorithms)
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Author: Timothy A. Davis

Fundamentals of Algorithms 2 Computational scientists often encounter problems requiring the solution of sparse systems of linear equations. Attacking these problems efficiently requires an indepth knowledge of the underlying theory, algorithms, and data structures found in sparse matrix software libraries. Here, Davis presents the fundamentals of sparse matrix algorithms to provide the requisite background. The book includes CSparse, a concise downloadable sparse matrix package that illustrates the algorithms and theorems presented in the book and equips readers with the tools necessary to understand larger and more complex software packages. With a strong emphasis on MATLAB® and the C programming language, Direct Methods for Sparse Linear Systems equips readers with the working knowledge required to use sparse solver packages and write code to interface applications to those packages. The book also explains how MATLAB performs its sparse matrix computations. This invaluable book is essential to computational scientists and software developers who want to understand the theory and algorithms behind modern techniques used to solve large sparse linear systems. The book also serves as an excellent practical resource for students with an interest in combinatorial scientific computing. Preface; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Basic algorithms; Chapter 3: Solving triangular systems; Chapter 4: Cholesky factorization; Chapter 5: Orthogonal methods; Chapter 6: LU factorization; Chapter 7: Fillreducing orderings; Chapter 8: Solving sparse linear systems; Chapter 9: CSparse; Chapter 10: Sparse matrices in MATLAB; Appendix: Basics of the C programming language; Bibliography; Index. "Overall, the book is magnificent. It fills a longfelt need for an accessible textbook on modern sparse direct methods. Its choice of scope is excellent.." John Gilbert, Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Matrix Analysis for Scientists and Engineers
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Author: Alan J. Laub
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Matrix Analysis for Scientists and Engineers provides a blend of undergraduate and graduatelevel topics in matrix theory and linear algebra that relieves instructors of the burden of reviewing such material in subsequent courses that depend heavily on the language of matrices. Consequently, the text provides an oftenneeded bridge between undergraduatelevel matrix theory and linear algebra and the level of matrix analysis required for graduatelevel study and research. The text is sufficiently compact that the material can be taught comfortably in a onequarter or onesemester course. Throughout the book, the author emphasizes the concept of matrix factorization to provide a foundation for a later course in numerical linear algebra. The author addresses connections to differential and difference equations as well as to linear system theory and encourages instructors to augment these examples with other applications of their own choosing.
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Functions of Matrices: Theory and Computation (Other Titles in Applied Mathematics)
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Author: Nicholas J. Higham

The only book devoted exclusively to matrix functions, this research monograph gives a thorough treatment of the theory of matrix functions and numerical methods for computing them. The author s elegant presentation focuses on the equivalent definitions of f(A) via the Jordan canonical form, polynomial interpolation, and the Cauchy integral formula, and features an emphasis on results of practical interest and an extensive collection of problems and solutions. Functions of Matrices: Theory and Computation is more than just a monograph on matrix functions; its wideranging content including an overview of applications, historical references, and miscellaneous results, tricks, and techniques with an f(A) connection makes it useful as a general reference in numerical linear algebra. Other key features of the book include development of the theory of conditioning and properties of the Fréchet derivative; an emphasis on the Schur decomposition, the block Parlett recurrence, and judicious use of Padé approximants; the inclusion of new, unpublished research results and improved algorithms; a chapter devoted to the f(A)b problem; and a MATLAB® toolbox providing implementations of the key algorithms. Audience: This book is for specialists in numerical analysis and applied linear algebra as well as anyone wishing to learn about the theory of matrix functions and state of the art methods for computing them. It can be used for a graduatelevel course on functions of matrices and is a suitable reference for an advanced course on applied or numerical linear algebra. It is also particularly well suited for selfstudy. Contents: List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; Chapter 1: Theory of Matrix Functions; Chapter 2: Applications; Chapter 3: Conditioning; Chapter 4: Techniques for General Functions; Chapter 5: Matrix Sign Function; Chapter 6: Matrix Square Root; Chapter 7: Matrix pth Root; Chapter 8: The Polar Decomposition; Chapter 9: SchurParlett Algorithm; Chapter 10: Matrix Exponential; Chapter 11: Matrix Logarithm; Chapter 12: Matrix Cosine and Sine; Chapter 13: Function of Matrix Times Vector: f(A)b; Chapter 14: Miscellany; Appendix A: Notation; Appendix B: Background: Definitions and Useful Facts; Appendix C: Operation Counts; Appendix D: Matrix Function Toolbox; Appendix E: Solutions to Problems; Bibliography; Index.
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Iterative Methods for Sparse Linear Systems, Second Edition
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Author: Yousef Saad
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Tremendous progress has been made in the scientific and engineering disciplines regarding the use of iterative methods for linear systems. The size and complexity of linear and nonlinear systems arising in typical applications has grown, meaning that using direct solvers for the threedimensional models of these problems is no longer effective. At the same time, parallel computing, becoming less expensive and standardized, has penetrated these application areas. Iterative methods are easier than direct solvers to implement on parallel computers but require approaches and solution algorithms that are different from classical methods. This second edition gives an indepth, uptodate view of practical algorithms for solving largescale linear systems of equations, including a wide range of the best methods available today. A new chapter on multigrid techniques has been added, whilst material throughout has been updated, removed or shortened. Numerous exercises have been added, as well as an updated and expanded bibliography.
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