# Elementary Linear Algebra, International Metric Edition

ELEMENTARY LINEAR ALGEBRA, 8E, INTERNATIONAL METRIC EDITION's clear, careful, and concise presentation of material helps you fully understand how mathematics works. The author balances theory with examples, applications, and geometric intuition for a complete, step-by-step learning system. Les mer
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ELEMENTARY LINEAR ALGEBRA, 8E, INTERNATIONAL METRIC EDITION's clear, careful, and concise presentation of material helps you fully understand how mathematics works. The author balances theory with examples, applications, and geometric intuition for a complete, step-by-step learning system. To engage you in the material, a new design highlights the relevance of the mathematics and makes the book easier to read. Data and applications reflect current statistics and examples, demonstrating the link between theory and practice. The companion website LarsonLinearAlgebra.com offers free access to multiple study tools and resources. CalcChat.com offers free step-by-step solutions to the odd-numbered exercises in the text.

1. SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS.
Introduction to Systems of Equations. Gaussian Elimination and Gauss-Jordan Elimination. Applications of Systems of Linear Equations.
2. MATRICES.
Operations with Matrices. Properties of Matrix Operations. The Inverse of a Matrix. Elementary Matrices. Markov Chains. Applications of Matrix Operations.
3. DETERMINANTS.
The Determinant of a Matrix. Evaluation of a Determinant Using Elementary Operations. Properties of Determinants. Applications of Determinants.
4. VECTOR SPACES.
Vectors in Rn. Vector Spaces. Subspaces of Vector Spaces. Spanning Sets and Linear Independence. Basis and Dimension. Rank of a Matrix and Systems of Linear Equations. Coordinates and Change of Basis. Applications of Vector Spaces.
5. INNER PRODUCT SPACES.
Length and Dot Product in Rn. Inner Product Spaces. Orthogonal Bases: Gram-Schmidt Process. Mathematical Models and Least Squares Analysis. Applications of Inner Product Spaces.
6. LINEAR TRANSFORMATIONS.
Introduction to Linear Transformations. The Kernel and Range of a Linear Transformation. Matrices for Linear Transformations. Transition Matrices and Similarity. Applications of Linear Transformations.
7. EIGENVALUES AND EIGENVECTORS.
Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors. Diagonalization. Symmetric Matrices and Orthogonal Diagonalization. Applications of Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors.
8. COMPLEX VECTOR SPACES (online).
Complex Numbers. Conjugates and Division of Complex Numbers. Polar Form and Demoivre's Theorem. Complex Vector Spaces and Inner Products. Unitary and Hermitian Spaces.
9. LINEAR PROGRAMMING (online).
Systems of Linear Inequalities. Linear Programming Involving Two Variables. The Simplex Method: Maximization. The Simplex Method: Minimization. The Simplex Method: Mixed Constraints.
10. NUMERICAL METHODS (online).
Gaussian Elimination with Partial Pivoting. Iterative Methods for Solving Linear Systems. Power Method for Approximating Eigenvalues. Applications of Numerical Methods.

Dr Ron Larson is a professor of mathematics at the Pennsylvania State University, where he has taught since 1970. He is considered the pioneer of using multimedia to enhance the learning of mathematics, having authored more than 30 software titles since 1990. Dr Larson has also written numerous acclaimed textbooks, including the best-selling Calculus Series published by Cengage. He is the recipient of the 2017 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for PRECALCULUS, the 2018 Text and Academic Authors Association TEXTY Award for CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTAL FUNCTIONS and the 2017 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for CALCULUS. He also received the 1996 Text and Academic Authors Association TEXTY Award for INTERACTIVE CALCULUS -- a complete text on CD-ROM that was the first mainstream college textbook to be offered on the internet.