© 1994

Linear Algebra


Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Klaus Jänich
    Pages 1-14
  3. Klaus Jänich
    Pages 15-42
  4. Klaus Jänich
    Pages 43-61
  5. Klaus Jänich
    Pages 62-84
  6. Klaus Jänich
    Pages 85-102
  7. Klaus Jänich
    Pages 103-119
  8. Klaus Jänich
    Pages 120-135
  9. Klaus Jänich
    Pages 136-150
  10. Klaus Jänich
    Pages 151-161
  11. Klaus Jänich
    Pages 162-170
  12. Klaus Jänich
    Pages 171-186
  13. Klaus Jänich
    Pages 187-199
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 200-205

About this book


The original version of this book, handed out to my students in weekly in­ stallments, had a certain rugged charm. Now that it is dressed up as a Springer UTM volume, I feel very much like Alfred Dolittle at Eliza's wedding. I hope the reader will still sense the presence of a young lecturer, enthusiastically urging his audience to enjoy linear algebra. The book is structured in various ways. For example, you will find a test in each chapter; you may consider the material up to the test as basic and the material following the test as supplemental. In principle, it should be possible to go from the test directly to the basic material of the next chapter. Since I had a mixed audience of mathematics and physics students, I tried to give each group some special attention, which in the book results in certain sections being marked· "for physicists" or "for mathematicians. " Another structural feature of the text is its division into laconic main text, put in boxes, and more talkative unboxed side text. If you follow just the main text, jumping from box to box, you will find that it makes coherent reading, a real "book within the book," presenting all that I want to teach.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.NWF I—MathematikUniversität RegensburgRegensburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Linear Algebra
  • Authors Klaus Jänich
  • Series Title Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-94128-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-8729-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-4298-7
  • Series ISSN 0172-6056
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 206
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Algebra
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