By Steven H. Weintraub

ISBN-10: 0883853515

ISBN-13: 9780883853511

ISBN-10: 088385967X

ISBN-13: 9780883859674

Linear algebra occupies a primary position in smooth arithmetic. This e-book presents a rigorous and thorough improvement of linear algebra at a complicated point, and is directed at graduate scholars mathematicians. It methods linear algebra from an algebraic perspective, yet its number of themes is ruled not just for his or her significance in linear algebra itself, but in addition for his or her functions all through arithmetic. scholars in algebra, research, and topology will locate a lot of curiosity and use to them, and the cautious therapy and breadth of material will make this booklet a priceless reference for mathematicians all through their specialist lives.

Topics handled during this publication contain: vector areas and linear changes; measurement counting and purposes; illustration of linear differences through matrices; duality; determinants and their makes use of; rational and particularly Jordan canonical shape; bilinear types; internal product areas; common linear adjustments and the spectral theorem; and an advent to matrix teams as Lie groups.

The publication treats vector areas in complete generality, although it concentrates at the finite dimensional case. additionally, it treats vector areas over arbitrary fields, specializing to algebraically closed fields or to the fields of actual and intricate numbers as necessary.

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T is an isomorphism, it suffices to show that T 7! T is an injection. v / D 0 for every v 2 V . Let v 2 V be arbitrary. v//. v/ D 0. Since this is true for every v 2 V , T D 0. 31. In the infinite-dimensional case it is in general not true that V is isomorphic to V . 6 that V is isomorphic to F 11 . Also, V is isomorphic to a subspace of V . We thus see that V has countably infinite dimension and V has uncountably infinite dimension, so they cannot be isomorphic. Þ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ “book” — 2011/3/4 — 17:06 — page 41 — #55 ✐ ✐ CHAPTER 2 Coordinates In this chapter we investigate coordinates.

1. 13. Let T W V ! X be a linear transformation. T / ! , by T . T / Â X. Proof. v2 /, and T is well-defined. T /, completing the proof. Let us now see how to find a basis for a quotient vector space. 14. Let V be a vector space and W1 a subspace. Let B1 D fw1; w2 ; : : :g be a basis for W1 and extend B1 to a basis B of V . Let B2 D B B1 D fz1 ; z2 ; : : :g. Let W2 be the subspace of V spanned by B2 , so that W2 is a complement W1 in V with basis B2 . Then the linear transformation P W W2 ! zi / D Œzi is an isomorphism.

Suppose not. Let v1 D v and extend fv1 g to a basis B D fv1 ; v2 ; : : :g of V . Consider the dual basis B D fw1 ; w2 ; : : :g of V . v1 / D 1 ¤ 0. If V is finite-dimensional, then Ev is an injection between vector spaces of the same dimension and hence is an isomorphism. 27. v/ in case V is finite-dimensional. The map v 7! v then provides a canonical identification of elements of V with elements of V , as there is no choice, of basis or anything else, involved. Þ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ “book” — 2011/3/4 — 17:06 — page 40 — #54 ✐ ✐ 40 1.

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