The Dark Art of Linear Algebra
An Intuitive Geometric Approach
Most introductory linear algebra textbooks follow one of two paths into the subject: abstract and arcane (beginning with the vector space axioms), or computational and colorless (beginning with systems of linear equations). The Dark Art of Linear Algebra takes a little-known third path that winds through a fascinating geometric landscape. Guided along it, readers encounter linear algebra's central objects - linear maps and the matrices that represent them - before they descend into the valley of linear systems. By emphasizing geometry over algorithms and intuition building over axiomatics, The Dark Art helps beginners grasp linear algebra's great power and rare beauty. And it does this concisely: Students can read this book from cover to cover in a single course. All the usual introductory topics are here, presented with unusual clarity and style by Seth Braver, winner of the Mathematical Association of America's Beckenbach Book Prize for his first book, Lobachevski Illuminated.
- Publication Date
- May 3, 2023
- Education & Language
- All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
- By (author): Seth Braver