Linear algebra

for everyone

  • Lorenzo Robbiano

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Numerical and Symbolic Computations

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  3. Part I

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      Pages 7-7
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  4. Part II

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      Pages 109-109
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 193-218

About this book


This book provides students with the rudiments of Linear Algebra, a fundamental subject for students in all areas of science and technology. The book would also be good for statistics students studying linear algebra.

It is the translation of a successful textbook currently being used in Italy. The author is a mathematician sensitive to the needs of a general audience. 

In addition to introducing fundamental ideas in Linear Algebra through a wide variety of interesting examples, the book also discusses topics not usually covered in an elementary text (e.g. the "cost" of operations, generalized inverses, approximate solutions).  The challenge is to show why the "everyone" in the title can find Linear Algebra useful and easy to learn.

The translation has been prepared by a native English speaking mathematician, Professor Anthony V. Geramita.

Authors and affiliations

  • Lorenzo Robbiano
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di MatematicaUniversità di GenovaItalia

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