## Saturday, April 08, 2006

### Linear Algebra Demystified

Linear algebra begins simply enough: students start by solving simultaneous algebraic equations. Things get a bit more complicated as you move on, however. Linear algebra is a rich mathematical subject with the study of abstract vector spaces at its core. Fundamental to the sciences, linear algebra is the fundamental mathematical tool of quantum mechanics and has applications in many areas of engineering, from the study of wavelets to linear systems. In Linear Algebra Demystified, my book published by McGraw Hill, we take the student from the humble beginnings of linear algebra all the way to vector spaces, studying determinants, matrix operations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors and more along the way. In this blog we'll be expanding on the book by discussing topics and solving homework examples. Be sure to pick up a copy of the book and check back here often.