This text and reference book for mathematics students and for many people working in the social sciences contains in one volume the most important properties of matrices and determinants whose elements are real or complex numbers. The theory is developed from the classical point of view of Bocher, Wedderburn, MacDuffee, and Erobernus. Originally published in 1958. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital techlogy to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.