A Review on Useful Mathematical Tools

  • Albert Ting-pat So
  • Wai Lok Chan
Part of the The International Series on Asian Studies in Computer and Information Science book series (ASIS, volume 5)


This chapter give the summary of a number of mathematical tools. Those technique could be useful for the understanding of the rest of the book. The topics include vector and matrix algebra, linear equation systems and vector spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, linear transformation, multivariate calculus, optimisation, probability and statistics and curve fitting.


Mathematical Tool Matrix Algebra Zero Vector Distinct Eigenvalue Resultant Vector 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert Ting-pat So
    • 1
    • 3
  • Wai Lok Chan
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Johnson Controls Intelligent Building Research CentreCity University of Hong KongChina
  2. 2.Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityChina
  3. 3.City University of Hong KongChina

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