# Linear Algebra And Matrices: Topics For A Second Course

## Document Type

Book

## Publication Date

2015

## Published In

Linear Algebra And Matrices: Topics For A Second Course

## Series Title

Pure And Applied Undergraduate Texts

## Abstract

Linear algebra and matrix theory are fundamental tools for almost every area of mathematics, both pure and applied. This book combines coverage of core topics with an introduction to some areas in which linear algebra plays a key role, for example, block designs, directed graphs, error correcting codes, and linear dynamical systems. Notable features include a discussion of the Weyr characteristic and Weyr canonical forms, and their relationship to the better-known Jordan canonical form; the use of block cyclic matrices and directed graphs to prove Frobenius's theorem on the structure of the eigenvalues of a nonnegative, irreducible matrix; and the inclusion of such combinatorial topics as BIBDs, Hadamard matrices, and strongly regular graphs. Also included are McCoy's theorem about matrices with property P, the Bruck–Ryser–Chowla theorem on the existence of block designs, and an introduction to Markov chains. This book is intended for those who are familiar with the linear algebra covered in a typical first course and are interested in learning more advanced results.

## Published By

American Mathematical Society

## Recommended Citation

Helene Shapiro. (2015). *Linear Algebra And Matrices: Topics For A Second Course*.

https://works.swarthmore.edu/fac-math-stat/161