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Matrix Theory

Basic Results and Techniques

Series: Universitext

Zhang, Fuzhen

2nd ed. 2011, XVII, 399p. 8 illus., 1 illus. in color.

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  • Updated and revised edition
  • Includes a new chapter on matrix inequalities, and a new chapter with updated material on numerical ranges and radii and matrix norms
  • Includes more than 1000 exercises
  • Aids the reader in mastering basic matrix results and techniques that are useful for applications in various fields such as mathematics, statistics, physics, computer science, and engineering

The aim of this book is to concisely present fundamental ideas, results, and techniques in linear algebra and mainly matrix theory. The book contains ten chapters covering various topics ranging from similarity and special types of matrices to Schur complements and matrix normality. Each chapter focuses on the results, techniques, and methods that are beautiful, interesting, and representative, followed by carefully selected problems.

Major changes in this revised and expanded second edition:
-Expansion of topics such as matrix functions, nonnegative matrices, and (unitarily invariant) matrix norms
-The inclusion of more than 1000 exercises
-A new chapter, Chapter 4, with updated material on numerical ranges and radii, matrix norms, and special operations such as the Kronecker and Hadamard products and compound matrices
-A new chapter, Chapter 10, on matrix inequalities, which presents a variety of inequalities on the eigenvalues and singular values of matrices and unitarily invariant norms.

This book can be used as a textbook or a supplement for a linear algebra and matrix theory class or a seminar for senior undergraduate or graduate students. Prerequisites include a decent background in elementary linear algebra and calculus. The book can also serve as a reference for instructors and researchers in the fields of algebra, matrix analysis, operator theory, statistics, computer science, engineering, operations research, economics, and other fields.

Fuzhen Zhang is a professor of mathematics at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of California at Santa Barbara, M.S. from Beijing Normal University, and B.Sc. from Shenyang Normal University (China). In addition to research papers, he is the author of the book Linear Algebra: Challenging Problems for Students and the editor of The Schur Complement and Its Applications.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Hermitian matrices - compound matrices - contractions - linear algebra - majorization inequalities - matrix decompositions - matrix functions - matrix inequalities - matrix polynomials - matrix theory - normal matrices - partitioned matrices - positive semidefinite matrices - unitary matrices

Related subjects » Algebra - Analysis

Table of contents 

Preface to the Second Edition.- Preface.- Frequently Used Notation and Terminology.- Frequently Used Terms.- 1 Elementary Linear Algebra Review.- 2 Partitioned Matrices, Rank, and Eigenvalues.- 3 Matrix Polynomials and Canonical Forms.- 4 Numerical Ranges, Matrix Norms, and Special Operations.- 5 Special Types of Matrices.- 6 Unitary Matrices and Contractions.- 7 Positive Semidefinite Matrices.- 8 Hermitian Matrices.- 9 Normal Matrices.- 10 Majorization and Matrix Inequalities.- References.- Notation.- Index.

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