Practical Linear Algebra A Geometry Toolbox 

Author:
 Farin, Gerald E. Hansford, Dianne 
ISBN:  9781466579569 
Publication Date:  Aug 2013 
Publisher:  A K Peters, Limited

Book Format:  Hardback 
List Price:  USD $89.95 
Book Description:

Through many examples and realworld applications, Practical Linear Algebra: A Geometry Toolbox, Third Editionteaches undergraduatelevel linear algebra in a comprehensive, geometric, and algorithmic way. Designed for a onesemester linear algebra course at the undergraduate level, the book gives instructors the option of tailoring the course for the primary interests: math, engineering, science, computer graphics, and geometric modeling.
New to the Third Edition
Through many examples and realworld applications, Practical Linear Algebra: A Geometry Toolbox, Third Editionteaches undergraduatelevel linear algebra in a comprehensive, geometric, and algorithmic way. Designed for a onesemester linear algebra course at the undergraduate level, the book gives instructors the option of tailoring the course for the primary interests: math, engineering, science, computer graphics, and geometric modeling.
New to the Third Edition
 More exercises and applications
 Coverage of singular value decomposition and its application to the pseudoinverse, principal components analysis, and image compression
 More attention to eigenanalysis, including eigenfunctions and the Google matrix
 Greater emphasis on orthogonal projections and matrix decompositions, which are tied to repeated themes such as the concept of least squares
To help students better visualize and understand the material, the authors introduce the fundamental concepts of linear algebra first in a twodimensional setting and then revisit these concepts and others in a threedimensional setting. They also discuss higher dimensions in various reallife applications. Triangles, polygons, conics, and curves are introduced as central applications of linear algebra.
Instead of using the standard theoremproof approach, the text presents many examples and instructional illustrations to help students develop a robust, intuitive understanding of the underlying concepts. The authors' website also offers the illustrations for download and includes Mathematica®code and other ancillary materials.