A Polynomial Approach to Linear Algebra

  • Paul A. Fuhrmann

Part of the Universitext book series (UTX)

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About this book


A Polynomial Approach to Linear Algebra is a text which is heavily biased towards functional methods. In using the shift operator as a central object, it makes linear algebra a perfect introduction to other areas of mathematics, operator theory in particular. This technique is very powerful as becomes clear from the analysis of canonical forms (Frobenius, Jordan). It should be emphasized that these functional methods are not only of great theoretical interest, but lead to computational algorithms. Quadratic forms are treated from the same perspective, with emphasis on the important examples of Bezoutian and Hankel forms. These topics are of great importance in applied areas such as signal processing, numerical linear algebra, and control theory. Stability theory and system theoretic concepts, up to realization theory, are treated as an integral part of linear algebra.

This new edition has been updated throughout, in particular new sections  have been added on rational interpolation, interpolation using H^{\nfty} functions, and tensor products of models.

Review from first edition:

“…the approach pursued by the author is of unconventional beauty and the material covered by the book is unique.” (Mathematical Reviews, A. Böttcher)


Elements of Model reduction Linear Algebra Rational interpolation Tensor products and models

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul A. Fuhrmann
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  1. 1.Dept. Mathematics & Computer ScienceBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer ShevaIsrael

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