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This book begins with an exposition of the basic theory of vector spaces and proceeds to explain the fundamental structure theorem for linear maps, including eigenvectors and eigenvalues, quadratic and hermitian forms, diagnolization of symmetric, hermitian, and unitary linear maps and matrices, triangulation, and Jordan canonical form. Material in this new edition has been rewritten and reorganized and new exercises have been added.
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1. Vector Spaces; 2. Matrices; 3. Linear Mappings; 4. Linear Maps and Matrices; 5. Scalar Products and Orthogonality; 6. Determinants; 7. Symmetric, Hermitian, and Unitary Operators; 8. Eigenvectors and Eigenvalues; 9. Polynomials and Matrices; 10. Triangulation of Matrices and Linear Maps; 11. Polynomials and Primary Decomposition; 12. Convex Sets

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"The present textbook is intended for a one-term course at the junior or senior level. It begins with an exposition of the basic theory of finite-dimensional vector spaces and proceeds to explain the structure theorems for linear maps, including eigenvectors and eigenvalues, quadratic and Hermitian forms, diagonalization of symmetric, Hermitian, and unitary linear maps and matrices, triangulation, and Jordan canonical form. It 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. In this third edition, many parts of the book have been rewritten and reorganized, and new exercises have been added." (S. Lajos, Mathematical Reviews)

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