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A Polynomial Approach to Linear Algebra

Authors: Fuhrmann, Paul A.

  • Many additions including Rational interpolation, interpolation using H^{\nfty} functions and tensor products and models (scalar case)
  • Almost 100 new pages added
  • Allows the reader to access ideas and results on the frontier of current research
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About this Textbook

A Polynomial Approach to Linear Algebra is a text which is heavily biased towards functional methods. In using the shift operator as a central object, it makes linear algebra a perfect introduction to other areas of mathematics, operator theory in particular. This technique is very powerful as becomes clear from the analysis of canonical forms (Frobenius, Jordan). It should be emphasized that these functional methods are not only of great theoretical interest, but lead to computational algorithms. Quadratic forms are treated from the same perspective, with emphasis on the important examples of Bezoutian and Hankel forms. These topics are of great importance in applied areas such as signal processing, numerical linear algebra, and control theory. Stability theory and system theoretic concepts, up to realization theory, are treated as an integral part of linear algebra.

This new edition has been updated throughout, in particular new sections  have been added on rational interpolation, interpolation using H^{\nfty} functions, and tensor products of models.

Review from first edition:

“…the approach pursed by the author is of unconventional beauty and the material covered by the book is unique.” (Mathematical Reviews)

About the authors

 Paul Fuhrmann is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“This interesting and unusual text shows that the connections between linear algebra and polynomials go far deeper than this. … This is certainly a linear algebra text with a distinct personality all its own. … it can be used with profit by people interested in the special topics at the end … or by good students in a graduate linear algebra course with a solid background in abstract algebra who are interested in learning the material in a rather nonstandard way.” (Mark Hunacek, The Mathematical Association of America, May, 2012)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Polynomial Approach to Linear Algebra
Authors
Series Title
Universitext
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-0338-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-0338-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-0337-1
Series ISSN
0172-5939
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 411
Topics