By Yisong Yang

This attractive textbook for complex undergraduate scholars and starting graduates covers the middle matters in linear algebra. the writer motivates the techniques through drawing transparent hyperlinks to purposes and different very important parts, comparable to differential topology and quantum mechanics. The e-book locations specific emphasis on integrating rules from research at any place applicable. for instance, the suggestion of determinant is proven to seem from calculating the index of a vector box which ends up in a self-contained facts of the elemental Theorem of Algebra, and the Cayley-Hamilton theorem is confirmed via spotting the truth that the set of advanced matrices of precise eigenvalues is dense. the fabric is supplemented by way of a wealthy selection of over 350 normally proof-oriented workouts, appropriate for college students from a large choice of backgrounds. chosen recommendations are supplied in the back of the publication, making it appropriate for self-study in addition to to be used as a path textual content.

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16) among V1 , . . 15). To illustrate this subtlety, let us consider V = F2 and take V1 = Span 1 , V2 = Span 0 1 1 , V3 = Span 1 −1 . 16) and V = V1 + V2 + V3 but V cannot be a direct sum of V1 , V2 , V3 . 16) is ⎛ ⎞ Vi ∩ ⎝ Vj ⎠ = {0}, i = 1, . . , k. 15) is valid. The proof of this fact is left as an exercise. 1 For U = {(x1 , . . , xn ) ∈ Fn | x1 + · · · + xn = 0}, V = {(x1 , . . , xn ) ∈ Fn | x1 = · · · = xn }, prove that Fn = U ⊕ V . 2 Consider the vector space of all n × n matrices over a field F, denoted by F(n, n).

Vk ∈ V are linearly independent and u1 , . . , uk ∈ U are such that T (u1 ) = v1 , . . , T (uk ) = vk , then u1 , . . , uk are linearly independent as well. In other words, the preimages of linear independent vectors are also linearly independent. 40 Linear mappings (2) If N(T ) = {0} and u1 , . . , uk ∈ U are linearly independent, then v1 = T (u1 ), . . , vk = T (uk ) ∈ V are linearly independent as well. In other words, the images of linearly independent vectors under a 1-1 linear mapping are also linearly independent.

We hope to know whether convergence with respect to norm · implies convergence with respect to norm · . This desire motivates the introduction of the following concept. 15 Let U be a vector space and · and · two norms over U . We say that · is stronger than · if convergence with respect to norm · implies convergence with respect to norm · . More precisely, any convergent sequence {uk } with limit u0 in (U, · ) is also a convergent sequence with the same limit in (U, · ). Regarding the above definition, we have the following.