David Pooleas innovative book emphasizes vectors and geometric intuition from the start and better prepares students to make the transition from the computational aspects of the course to the theoretical. Designed for a one- or two-semester introductory course and written in simple, mathematical English Poole focuses his approach on benefiting student visualization and connection to the material. He offers concrete examples to engage the student before presenting abstraction, and immediately follows up theoretical discussion with further examples and an array of applications from a variety of disciplines. Students from a variety of backgrounds and learning styles benefit from Pooleas practical approach, which covers vectors and vector geometry early in order to enable students to visualize the mathematics while they are doing matrix operations. With a concrete understanding of vector geometry, students are able to visualize and understand the meaning of the calculations that they will encounter and develop mathematical maturity for thinking abstractly. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.Designed for a one- or two-semester introductory course and written in simple, aquot;mathematical Englishaquot; the book presents interesting examples before abstraction.

Title | : | Linear Algebra: A Modern Introduction |

Author | : | David Poole |

Publisher | : | Cengage Learning - 2010-05-25 |

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