A comprehensive text on matrix theory and its applications, this book is intended for a broad range of students in mathematics, engineering, and other areas of science at the university level. Author Alexander Graham avoids a simple catalogue of techniques by exploring the concepts' underlying principles as well as their numerous applications. Many problems elucidate the text, which includes a substantial answer section at the end.
The treatment explores matrices, vector spaces, linear transformations, and the rank and determinant of a matrix. Additional topics include linear equations, eigenvectors and eigenvalues, canonical forms and matrix functions, and inverting a matrix. A Solution to Problems Section, References and a Bibliography conclude the treatment.