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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Precalculus
W. Michael Kelley
1592573010
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Polynomials, functions, and trig, oh my! From the author of two bestselling Complete Idiot’s Guides‚ comes a book aimed at high school and college students who need course help or a brush-up. It follows a standard precalculus curriculum, includes sample problems, and will help students make sense of their textbooks. Difficult topics, such as quadratic equations, logarithms, graphing trig functions, and matrix operations are presented with W. Michael Kelley’s signature wit and wisdom.• College enrollment is projected to increase 23% between 2000 and 2013• According to figures released by ACT Inc., nearly 75% of all college-bound students take precalculus or calculus in high school• Author is an award-winning math teacher recognized for his ability to make intimidating math topics...


Matrix Analysis and Applied Linear Algebra
Carl D. Meyer
0898714540
February 15, 2001
Hardcover
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Charles Van Loan, Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science, Cornell University
...comprehensive and detailed...guaranteed to excite the undergraduate reader..the treatment of the FFT to be particularly original and effective.

Michele Benzi, Los Alamos National Laboratory
...seamless integration of the theoretical, computational, and applied aspects of the subject...clear and elegant expository style is enlivened...

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Applications of the Theory of Matrices
F. R. Gantmakher
0486445542
August 2005
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Book Description
The breadth of matrix theory's applications is reflected by this volume, which features material of interest to applied mathematicians as well as to control engineers studying stability of a servo-mechanism and numerical analysts evaluating the roots of a polynomial. Starting with a survey of complex symmetric, antisymmetric, and orthogonal matrices, the text advances to explorations of singular bundles of matrices and matrices with nonnegative elements. Applied mathematicians will take particular note of the full and readable chapter on applications of matrix theory to the study of systems of linear differential equations, and the text concludes with an exposition on the Routh-Hurwitz problem plus several helpful appendixes. 1959 ed.


Analytical Chemistry of Complex Matrices
W. Franklin Smyth
047196316X
May 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
There are many different analytical techniques used to identify and quantify a wide range of substances in complex matrices such as the atmosphere, factory air, water, plants, soils, foods and industrial and pharmaceutical products. It is therefore of critical importance for researchers in many fields in both industry and academia to be familiar with the most suitable methods for their own applications, and to know how to get the best results when using these methods. Analytical Chemistry of Complex Matrices systematically discusses the key elements of the analytical process, from definition of the problem through sampling and separation, to calculation of the analytical result and ultimately the solution to the problem. Subsequent chapters are arranged by analyte type (such as inorganic, organometallic and organic...


Matrix Computations (Johns Hopkins Studies in Mathematical Sciences)
Gene H. Golub, Charles F. Van Loan
0801854148
October 15, 1996
Paperback
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Review
"A wealth of material, some old and classical, some new and still subject to debate. It will be a valuable reference source for workers in numerical linear algebra as well as a challenge to students." -- SIAM Review, reviewing a previous edition or volume
"In purely academic terms the reader with an interest in matrix computations will find this book to be a mine of insight and information, and a provocation to thought; the annotated bibliographies are helpful to those wishing to explore further. One could not ask for more, and the book should be considered a resounding success." -- Bulletin of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, reviewing a previous edition or volume
"The authors have rewritten and clarified many of the proofs and derivations from the first edition. They have also added new topics such as...


The Matrix and Philosophy
William Irwin
081269502X
Oct 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The many faces of Keanu Reeves as hero Neo-Christ, Buddha, Socrates-are explored in these essays on the philosophical implications of the sci-fi martial arts blockbuster The Matrix, collected by the editor of Seinfeld and Philosophy and The Simpsons and Philosophy. According to the academics assembled here, when messianic hacker Neo kick-boxes the Matrix's virtual-reality dream-prison, he is really struggling with some of mankind's biggest conundrums: the nature of truth and reality, the possibility of free will, the mind-body problem and the alienation of labor in late-capitalist society. The tacit goal here is to make philosophy fun for the general reader by orienting it to pop-culture reference points, so while some articles contain rather dense philosophical jargon, most are pitched at the level of a freshman...


Quaternions and Rotation Sequences : A Primer with Applications to Orbits, Aerospace and Virtual Reality
J. B. Kuipers
0691102988
August 19, 2002
Paperback
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Review
Alan C. Tribble, author of "A Tribble's Guide to Space" : This is the most complete discussion of quaternions and their applications that I have seen.

Review
[A] splendid book . . . everything one could wish for in a primer. It is also beautifully set out with an attractive layout, clear diagrams, and wide margins with explanatory notes where appropriate. It must be strongly recommended to all students of physics, engineering or computer science.

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Comparisons of Stochastic Matrices: With Applications in Information Theory, Statistics, Economics, and Population Sciences
Joel E. Cohen
0817640827
September 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
The focus of this work is on generalizing the notion of variation in a set of numbers to variation in a set of probability distributions. DLC: Stochastic matrices.

Book Info
The focus of this work is on generalizing the notion of variation in a set of numbers to variation in a set of probability distributions. DLC: Stochastic matrices.

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The Millennium Matrix
M. Rex Miller
0787962678
July 2004
Hardcover
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Review
This ambitious, Protestant-oriented manual for church growth sweeps across two thousand years of Western cultural evolution.  Miller, an active Christian church leader, businessman, and theologian, relates concepts of oral, print, broadcast, and digital communications to Christian spirituality, tracing these trends and their influence on evangelism since the time of Christ.  In a nonacademic manner, similar to Jim Collin’s in Good to Great and other recent best sellers, Miller seeks to make the modern church more relevant to America’s online culture.  His presentation is slick, but it will appeal to busy lay leaders who seek a quick read and a few ideas to recharge apathetic congregations.  Easy-to-grasp charts provide useful summaries of the text.  Footnotes are extensive and helpful. ...


Completely Positive Matrices
Abraham Berman
9812383689
April 2003
Hardcover
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Zentralblatt MATH
A highly delightful book to read, study, and teach from.

Mathematical Reviews
... of interest mainly to an applied mathematician, but the techniques and difficulties appeal to the pure mathematician as well."

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A Matrix of Meanings
Craig Detweiler
080102417X
Oct 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Until a few years ago, many faithful Christians saw popular culture the way the Dutch presumably see the oceanas a vast force to be kept at bay by any means necessary. That began to change with Tom Beaudoin's Virtual Faith, a heady mix of cultural analysis and theology. Fuller Theological Seminary alumni Detweiler and Taylor are the latest authors to call fellow Christians to take their thumbs out of the dike. Detweiler, producer of the City of the Angels Film Festival, and Taylor, a sound engineer with a roster of top clients, follow (ir)reverently in Beaudoin's wake, exploring the signs of a God-haunted generation in everything from Chris Ofili's dung-smattered Madonna to Jesus' appearance in South Park. Their book is ambitious in scope and smartly structured. Detweiler and Taylor begin with chapters on...


Matrix Analysis
Roger A. Horn, Charles R. Johnson
0521386322
February 23, 1990
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Review
'There seems little doubt that the book will become a standard reference for research workers in numerical mathematics.' Computing Reviews
'The reviewer strongly recommends that those working in either pure or applied linear algebra have this book on their desks.' SIAM Review
'This will doubtless be the standard text for years to come.' American Scientists

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"There seems little doubt that the book will become a standard reference for research workers in numerical mathematics." Computing Reviews

"The reviewer strongly recommends that those working in either pure or applied linear algebra have this book on their desks." SIAM Review

"The presentation is straightforward and extremely readable. The authors' enthusiasm pervades the book, and the printing is what we expect...



Eigenvalues of Matrices
Francoise Chatelin
0471935387
May 1993
Hardcover
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The publisher, John Wiley & Sons
A practical and theoretical approach to the modern theory of matrix eigenvalues using the language of numerical analysis. Covers the basic elements of spectral theory of linear operators, error analysis, the calculation of eigenvalues, matrix norms, non-negative matrices and more. Each chapter features exercises with and without solutions.


Topics in Matrix Analysis
Roger A. Horn, Charles R. Johnson
0521467136
June 24, 1994
Paperback
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Review
"The writing of this and the previous book Matrix Analysis by the same authors is a wonderful achievement both for the two authors and for the field of matrix theory....a landmark book." Frank Uhlig, Linear Algebra and Its Applications

"There is no doubt that this two volume work, Matrix Analysis and Topics in Matrix Analysis is an important and unique contribution to the contemporary book literature on matrix theory." Marvin Marcus, Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society

"I can recommend it without hesitation to both the producers and consumers of matrix theory." G.W. Stewart, SIAM Review

"There are three reasons why Horn and Johnson's new book Topics in Matrix Analysis and its predecessor Matrix Analysis are indispensable. First, the authors cover their topics in depth. Second, they cover nonstandard...



More Matrix and Philosophy
William Irwin
0812695720
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
We're going in. One more time. And this time we're facing some pretty mean programs—Cynicism, Obfuscation, and Postmodernist Despair—plus the usual obnoxious bunch of totally ruthless Agents, who always insist on conformity or Deletion. And just in case you were hoping to make it back, they've reconfigured the culture so there are hardly any phone booths left.
We're gonna need guns. Lots of guns. And an endless supply of logic, humor, disobedience, defiance, and argumentative tenacity.
The surviving members of the old crew are still on board, along with some new recruits, freshly located, unplugged, and debugged. Are you with us?
You've already made the choice. Now you have to understand WHY you made it.


The Manolo Matrix
Julie Kenner
0743496140
Feb 2006
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From Booklist
Actress-singer-waitress Jennifer Crane knew that trying to break into Broadway was difficult, but she never thought it could be deadly. When she becomes the latest unwilling participant in a game called Play.Win.Survive, she discovers that she has been cast in the role of protector to sexy FBI agent Devlin Brady, who is the game's latest target. According to the rules, Jennifer and Devlin have 24 hours to solve a series of clues while trying to elude an assassin. To win, Jennifer and Devlin must find and crack a bunch of Broadway-related coded messages hidden around Manhattan before their assassin finds them and ends the game "permanently." Kenner continues her Play.Win.Survive trilogy, whose first installment was The Givenchy Code (2005), with another delightfully clever mix of chick-lit and thriller. Readers who...


Fast Algorithms for Structured Matrices: Theory and Applications: Joint Summer Research Conference on Fast Algorithms in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Engineering, August 5-9, 2001, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts
Vadim Olshevsky (Editor)
0821831771
March 2003
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Book Description
One of the best known fast computational algorithms is the fast Fourier transform method. Its efficiency is based mainly on the special structure of the discrete Fourier transform matrix. Recently, many other algorithms of this type were discovered, and the theory of structured matrices emerged. This volume contains 22 survey and research papers devoted to a variety of theoretical and practical aspects of the design of fast algorithms for structured matrices and related issues. Included are several papers containing various affirmative and negative results in this direction. The theory of rational interpolation is one of the excellent sources providing intuition and methods to design fast algorithms. The volume contains several computational and theoretical papers on the topic. There are several papers on...


Applied Mathematical Demography (Statistics for Biology and Health)
Nathan Keyfitz, Hal Caswell
0387225374
January 14, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The third edition of this classic text maintains its focus on applications of demographic models, while extending its scope to matrix models for stage-classified populations. The authors first introduce the life table to describe age-specific mortality, and then use it to develop theory for stable populations and the rate of population increase. This theory is then revisited in the context of matrix models, for stage-classified as well as age-classified populations. Reproductive value and the stable equivalent population are introduced in both contexts, and Markov chain methods are presented to describe the movement of individuals through the life cycle. Applications of mathematical demography to population projection and forecasting, kinship, microdemography, heterogeneity, and multi-state models are considered. The...


Matrix Healing
Raphael Kellman
1400048966
Aug 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Integrating the worlds of Kabbalah and modern science, Matrix Healing is a powerful new approach to wellness.

The ancient mystical tradition of Kabbalah shows us that within our day-to-day material world exists another unseen world, a realm of great energy and healing power that Dr. Raphael Kellman has called “the matrix.” In this realm, we all have the potential for perfect health, and in Matrix Healing Dr. Kellman shows us how to get there.

Matrix Healing is the first book written by a medical doctor to apply principles of Kabbalah—including the power of meditation, the vitality of compassion and acts of kindness, and the sacred powers of water—to physical health. Dr. Kellman teaches us how to shift our focus from the darkness of disease to the light of possibility,...


Handbook of Green's Functions and Matrices
V.D. Sheremet
185312933X
September 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
In this book the author describes his own technique of constructing Green's functions and matrices for the elastostatic Lame's equations and provides examples of applications in applied mathematical physics. Designed for graduate and postgraduate students investigating such areas as elasticity, thermoelasticity, mechanics, heat conduction, electro- and magneto conduction, electronics, radio-physics, hydrodynamics, and conduction of moisture, the text will also be of interest to engineers and researchers working in these fields. Many problems and solutions are included while an accompanying CD-ROM features examples and applications of Green's functions for Poisson's equation, and 2D and 3D Green's matrices for Lame's equations. Contents: Preface; Introduction; PART I - THE BASIS OF INCOMPRESSIBLE INFLUENCE...


Formulas for Stress, Strain, and Structural Matrices
Walter D. Pilkey
0471032212
November 11, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The most comprehensive book in its field, Formulas for Stress, Strain, and Structural Matrices, Second Edition is a source of formulas for the analysis and design of structural members and mechanical elements.
* Presents simple formulas, organized by type of member, to permit more complex members to be solved.
* Includes formulas for dynamic response as well as nominal vibration formulas.
* Contains background material on stress and strain, mechanical properties of materials, stress analysis, stress concentration, and fracture and fatigue mechanics.

The publisher, John Wiley & Sons
This is a reference source for strength of material formulas for the analysis and design of structural members and mechanical elements. Allows efficient static, stability and...


Matrix of Creation
Richard Heath
0892811943
May 2004
Paperback
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John Anthony West, author of Serpent in the Sky
An astonishing and important book.

Review
John Anthony West, author of Serpent in the Sky : “An astonishing and important book.”

Anthony Blake, author of The Intelligent Enneagram : “Marks a turning point in the recovery of a whole way of thinking stretching back perhaps tens of thousands of years.”

William Sullivan, author of The Secret of the Incas : “. . . a bold and very important contribution to our understanding of our ancestors’ genius.”

Nexus, Jan-Feb, 2005 : "Heath brings the Cosmos back to Earth, demonstrating that the sacred ratios were incorporated into ancient architecture such as Stonehenge and reflected in the...



Handbook of Matrices
Helmut Lutkepohl
0471970158
January 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Matrices are used in many areas such as staustics, econometrics, mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. This handbook provides a collection of numerous results for easy reference in one source, together with a comprehensive dictionary of matrices and related terms. The book is structured and cross-referenced so that specific results and information are easy to locate References for proofs and computational algorithms are provided. Researchers, professionals and students using matrix techniques will find this book to be an invaluable resource for their work. ContentsDefinitions, Notation, TerminologyRules for Matrix OperationsMatrix Valued Functions of a MatrixTrace, Determinant and Rank of a MatrixEigenvalues and Singular ValuesMatrix Decompositions and Canonical FormsVectorization OperatorsVector and Matrix...


Matrix Algebra Useful for Statistics (Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics)
Shayle R. Searle
0471866814
August 19, 1982
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book is an easy-to-understand guide to matrix algebra and its uses in statistical analysis. The material is presented in an explanatory style rather than the formal theorem-proof format. This self-contained text includes numerous applied illustrations, numerical examples, and exercises.

The publisher, John Wiley & Sons
Solutions Manual available from the Author.

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An Introduction to the Theory of Canonical Matrices (Dover Phoenix Editions Series)
H. W. Turnbull
0486441687
December 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Thorough and self-contained, this penetrating study of the theory of canonical matrices presents a detailed consideration of all the theory’s principal features. Topics include elementary transformations and bilinear and quadratic forms; canonical reduction of equivalent matrices; subgroups of the group of equivalent transformations; and rational and classical canonical forms. The final chapters explore several methods of canonical reduction, including those of unitary and orthogonal transformations. 1952 ed. Index. Appendix. Historical notes. Bibliographies. 275 problems.


Iterative Methods for Sparse Linear Systems, Second Edition
Yousef Saad
0898715342
April 30, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Since the first edition of this book was published in 1996, tremendous progress has been made in the scientific and engineering disciplines regarding the use of iterative methods for linear systems. The size and complexity of the new generation of linear and nonlinear systems arising in typical applications has grown. Solving the three-dimensional models of these problems using direct solvers is no longer effective. At the same time, parallel computing has penetrated these application areas as it became less expensive and standardized. Iterative methods are easier than direct solvers to implement on parallel computers but require approaches and solution algorithms that are different from classical methods. Iterative Methods for Sparse Linear Systems, Second Edition gives an in-depth, up-to-date view of...


Differential Equations
Paul Bugl
0023165405
Jan 1995
Paperback
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The publisher, Prentice-Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics
This innovative text offers a modern presentation of differential equations with an emphasis on the use of software for the numerical implementation of relevant algorithms. Just enough linear algebra is covered early--2 chapters of material--so that systems of differential equations are emphasized throughout. Modeling ODES is also stressed throughout.


Fundamentals of Matrix Computations
David S. Watkins
0471213942
May 15, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
A significantly revised and improved introduction to a critical aspect of scientific computation
Matrix computations lie at the heart of most scientific computational tasks. For any scientist or engineer doing large-scale simulations, an understanding of the topic is essential. Fundamentals of Matrix Computations, Second Edition explains matrix computations and the accompanying theory clearly and in detail, along with useful insights.
This Second Edition of a popular text has now been revised and improved to appeal to the needs of practicing scientists and graduate and advanced undergraduate students. New to this edition is the use of MATLAB for many of the exercises and examples, although the Fortran exercises in the First Edition have been kept for those who want to use them. This new edition...


Schaum's Outline of Matrix Operations
Richard Bronson
0070079781
July 1988
Paperback
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Book Description
If you want top grades and thorough understanding of matrix operations, this powerful study tool is the best tutor you can have! It takes you step-by-step through the subject and gives you 363 accompanying related problems with fully worked solutions. You also get plenty of practice problems to do on your own, working at your own speed. (Answers at the back show you how you're doing.) Famous for their clarity, wealth of illustrations and examples, and lack of dreary minutiae, Schaum's Outlines have sold more than 30 million copies worldwide-;and this guide will show you why!

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Master matrix operations with Schaum's­­the high-performance study guide. It will help you cut study time, hone problem-solving skills, and achieve your personal best...



Lectures on Matrices (Dover Phoenix Editions Series)
J. H.M. Wedderburn
0486441679
December 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This definitive presentation of matrix theory is the work of one of America’s most significant contributors to this area. The first three chapters take matrix theory up to elementary divisors, proceeding to examinations of vector polynomials and singular matric polynomials. A discussion of compound matrices follows, succeeded by considerations of Hermitian, symmetric, and skew matrices, with a number of interesting proofs of properties. Subsequent chapters are devoted to commutative matrices, matrix functions, and the automorphic transformation of a bilinear form. The final chapter offers a masterly handling of linear associative algebras. 1934 ed.

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