For courses in Linear Algebra.
Fosters the concepts and skillsneeded for future careers
Linear Algebra and ItsApplications offers a modern elementary introduction with broad, relevantapplications. With traditional texts, the early stages of the course arerelatively easy as material is presented in a familiar, concrete setting, butstudents often hit a wall when abstract concepts are introduced. Certainconcepts fundamental to the study of linear algebra (such as linearindependence, vector space, and linear transformations) require time toassimilate ― and students’ understanding of them is vital.
Lay, Lay, and McDonald make theseconcepts more accessible by introducing them early in a familiar, concrete ℝn setting, developing them gradually, and returning to themthroughout the text so that students can grasp them when they are discussed inthe abstract. The 6th Edition offers exciting new material, examples,and online resources, along with new topics, vignettes, and applications.