This Student Solutions Manual to Accompany Linear Algebra: Ideas and Applications, Fourth Edition contains solutions to the odd numbered problems to further aid in reader comprehension, and an Instructor's Solutions Manual (inclusive of suggested syllabi) is available via written request to the Publisher. Both the Student and Instructor Manuals have been enhanced with further discussions of the applications sections, which is ideal for readers who wish to obtain a deeper kwledge than that provided by pure algorithmic approaches. Linear Algebra: Ideas and Applications, Fourth Edition provides a unified introduction to linear algebra while reinforcing and emphasizing a conceptual and hands-on understanding of the essential ideas. Promoting the development of intuition rather than the simple application of methods, this book successfully helps readers to understand t only how to implement a technique, but why its use is important.
Richard C. Penney, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Director of the Mathematics/Statistics Actuarial Science Program at Purdue University. He has authored numerous journal articles, received several major teaching awards, and is an active researcher.