Linear Algebra

  • Serge┬áLang

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Serge Lang
    Pages 1-22
  3. Serge Lang
    Pages 23-42
  4. Serge Lang
    Pages 43-80
  5. Serge Lang
    Pages 81-94
  6. Serge Lang
    Pages 95-139
  7. Serge Lang
    Pages 140-179
  8. Serge Lang
    Pages 194-230
  9. Serge Lang
    Pages 231-236
  10. Serge Lang
    Pages 245-267
  11. Serge Lang
    Pages 268-276
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 277-296

About this book


Linear Algebra is intended for a one-term course at the junior or senior level. It begins with an exposition of the basic theory of vector spaces and proceeds to explain the fundamental structure theorems for linear maps, including eigenvectors and eigenvalues, quadric and hermitian forms, diagonalization of symmetric, hermitian, and unitary linear maps and matrices, triangulation, and Jordan canonical form. The book also includes a useful chapter on convex sets and the finite-dimensional Krein-Milman theorem. The presentation is aimed at the student who has already had some exposure to the elementary theory of matrices, determinants, and linear maps. However, the book is logically self-contained. In this new edition, many parts of the book have been rewritten and reorganized, and new exercises have been added.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Serge┬áLang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-3081-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-1949-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6056
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