Malcolm Adams, Ted Shifrin
W. H. Freeman
“Linear Algebra: A Geometric Approach (2nd Edition)” by renowned mathematics professors Ted Shifrin and Malcolm Adams is a unique, comprehensive textbook that presents linear algebra in an intuitive and visually stimulating way.
The 2nd Edition builds on the strong foundation of the original, employing a geometric perspective that not only gives life to the theory but also strengthens learning and understanding of the subject. This innovative approach uses geometry as the lens through which students can understand abstract concepts, equipping them with powerful visual insights and a deep, lasting understanding of linear algebra.
Key features of this edition include:
- Geometric Perspective: Unlike many traditional textbooks, this one emphasizes the geometric aspects of linear algebra, helping students visualize and intuitively grasp complex concepts.
- Clear Explanations: The authors’ clear, accessible writing style helps simplify complex ideas and promotes comprehension. Every topic is explained thoroughly, often with illustrations to aid understanding.
- Practical Applications: This book helps students see the relevance of linear algebra in other disciplines by incorporating applications to physics, computer science, engineering, and economics.
- In-depth Problem Sets: Each chapter includes a wide range of problems, from routine exercises to more challenging explorations, helping students practice and apply what they have learned.
- Proofs and Theorems: A detailed exploration of proofs and theorems cultivates students' logical and analytical thinking, crucial for more advanced study in mathematics and related fields.
“Linear Algebra: A Geometric Approach (2nd Edition)” is an invaluable resource for undergraduate students studying linear algebra, as well as for instructors seeking a dynamic, visual way to present this fundamental material. With its unique approach, this book enables a deep, geometric understanding of linear algebra's key concepts, empowering students with the tools they need to think mathematically and reason effectively.