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Essays in Linear AlgebraEssays in Linear Algebra

Gilbert Strang



Published by Wellesley-Cambridge Press
Distributed by SIAM

This book brings together 27 classic articles by Gilbert Strang on linear algebra, computational science, applied mathematics, and calculus, each introduced by a new essay. The essays present historical background, the current state, and unsolved problems.

The topics, each central in the teaching and use of mathematics, include: the four fundamental subspaces and perfect bases; an effective way to introduce the exponential ex; the finite element method and its accuracy; wavelets and signal processing; the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; the joint spectral radius; and a great variety of matrices (Toeplitz, circulant, banded, incidence, graph Laplacian, and Pascal matrices).

About the Author
Gilbert Strang is a Professor of Mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, of the University of Oxford, UK. His current research interests include linear algebra, wavelets and filter banks, applied mathematics, and engineering mathematics. He is the author or co-author of six textbooks and has published a monograph with George Fix titled “An Analysis of the Finite Element Method.” Professor Strang served as SIAM’s president from 1999-2000, chaired the US National Committee on Mathematics from 2003–2004, and won the Neumann Medal of the US Association of Computational Mechanics in 2005. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

2012 / x + 342 pages / Hardcover / ISBN 978-0-9802327-6-9
List Price $50.00 / SIAM Member Price $35.00 / Order Code WC11
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