By Steven H. Weintraub

Linear algebra occupies a crucial position in sleek arithmetic. This ebook presents a rigorous and thorough improvement of linear algebra at a complicated point, and is directed at graduate scholars mathematicians. It methods linear algebra from an algebraic viewpoint, yet its number of themes is ruled not just for his or her value in linear algebra itself, but additionally for his or her purposes all through arithmetic. scholars in algebra, research, and topology will locate a lot of curiosity and use to them, and the cautious therapy and breadth of material will make this booklet a worthy reference for mathematicians all through their specialist lives.

Topics handled during this e-book contain: vector areas and linear adjustments; measurement counting and purposes; illustration of linear changes by means of matrices; duality; determinants and their makes use of; rational and particularly Jordan canonical shape; bilinear types; internal product areas; general linear adjustments and the spectral theorem; and an advent to matrix teams as Lie groups.

The publication treats vector areas in complete generality, notwithstanding it concentrates at the finite dimensional case. additionally, it treats vector areas over arbitrary fields, specializing to algebraically closed fields or to the fields of actual and intricate numbers as necessary.

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27. v/ in case V is finite-dimensional. The map v 7! v then provides a canonical identification of elements of V with elements of V , as there is no choice, of basis or anything else, involved. Þ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ “book” — 2011/3/4 — 17:06 — page 40 — #54 ✐ ✐ 40 1. U / of V . U // of V . 15 was just U . But these two constructions are closely related. 28. Let V be a finite-dimensional vector space and let U be a subspace of V . 26. Then H W U ! U // is an isomorphism. Since we have a natural way of identifying finite-dimensional vector spaces with their double duals, we should have a natural way of identifying linear transformations between finite-dimensional vector spaces with linear transformations between their double duals, and we do.

It is useful to keep in mind the metaphor: Coordinates are a language for describing vectors and linear transformations. German D Pfeil. Coordinates share two similarities with human languages, but have one important difference. (1) Often it is easier to work with objects, and often it is easier to work with words that describe them. , with coordinate vectors and matrices. (2) There are many different human languages and it is useful to be able to translate among them. Similarly, there are different coordinate systems and it is not only useful but indeed essential to be able to translate among them.

Then dim V =W D codimV W D n k. Proof. 17. Here is one important way in which quotient spaces arise. 19. Let T W V ! W be a linear transformation. 5. 20. Let V be an n-dimensional vector space and let T W V ! V be a linear transformation. T //. Proof. T / : We have shown that any linearly independent set in a vector space V extends to a basis of V . We outline another proof of this, using quotient spaces. This proof is not any easier, but its basic idea is one we will be using later. 21. Let B1 be any linearly independent subset of a vector space V .