An Introduction to Matrices, Sets and Groups for Science Students (Dover Books on Mathematics) (Paperback)

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This outstanding text offers undergraduate students of physics, chemistry, and engineering a concise, readable introduction to matrices, sets, and groups. Concentrating mainly on matrix theory, the book is virtually self-contained, requiring a minimum of mathematical knowledge and providing all the background necessary to develop a thorough comprehension of the subject.
Beginning with a chapter on sets, mappings, and transformations, the treatment advances to considerations of matrix algebra, inverse and related matrices, and systems of linear algebraic equations. Additional topics include eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalisation and functions of matrices, and group theory. Each chapter contains a selection of worked examples and many problems with answers, enabling readers to test their understanding and ability to apply concepts.

About the Author


G. Stephenson was Emeritus Reader in Mathematics, Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780486650777
ISBN-10: 0486650774
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: January 14th, 2016
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Dover Books on Mathematics