Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
A former president of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics SIAM , author of several textbooks 2 — 9 , and electee to the National Academy of Sciences, Strang wrote the book on linear algebra—and his text has changed how the material is taught. PNAS: Science is complex. Where does linear algebra fit in, and why is it considered indispensable? Strang: From the life sciences to engineering and information networks, scientists are generating inconceivable amounts of data. Magnetic resonance scans produce millions of images; microarrays span entire genomes; the Internet is an enormous graph. The goal is to find structure: we need a language that can manipulate and make sense of the information. Linear algebra is very often the right language, and it deals well with the structure it finds.
Bluestrike2 on Oct 16, Adrian Banner's The Calculus Lifesaver is an excellent companion text as well. It's not really a textbook, but it's a great reference to help you alongside it that's written in a way meant to be accessible to introductory students. Adding to this thread, Paul Dawkin's online notes really helped me get through Calc It was sweeter than candy, I have not read a better non-fiction book in my entire 18 year old life. Welcome to HN!
Undergraduate students in courses covering differential equations and linear algebra, either separately or together, will find this material essential to their understanding. Contents: Preface; 1: First Order Equations; 1. Ships from and sold by Amazon. FREE Shipping. Customers who viewed this item also viewed Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1 This shopping feature will continue to load items. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Henry Edwards 3.