# A First Course in Linear Algebra by Robert A Beezer

By Robert A Beezer

A primary path in Linear Algebra is an advent to the fundamental ideas of linear algebra, besides an advent to the options of formal arithmetic. It starts with structures of equations and matrix algebra prior to getting into the speculation of summary vector areas, eigenvalues, linear variations and matrix representations. It has a variety of labored examples and workouts, besides targeted statements of definitions and whole proofs of each theorem, making it perfect for self sufficient learn.

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Repeating ourselves, r is the number of nonzero rows, the number of leading 1’s and the number of pivot columns. Across different situations, each of these interpretations of the meaning of r will be useful, though it may be most helpful to think in terms of pivot columns. Before proving some theorems about the possibilities for solution sets to systems of equations, let’s analyze one particular system with an infinite solution set very carefully as an example. We’ll use this technique frequently, and shortly we’ll refine it slightly.

E. column 1 is at the left). For a matrix A, the notation [A]ij will refer to the complex number in row i and column j of A. Be careful with this notation for individual entries, since it is easy to think that [A]ij refers to the whole matrix. It does not. It is just a number, but is a convenient way to talk about the individual entries simultaneously. This notation will get a heavy workout once we get to Chapter M. Example AM A matrix B= −1 1 −4 2 5 0 −6 2 2 3 1 −2 is a matrix with m = 3 rows and n = 4 columns.

We will describe a process for converting A into B via row operations. This procedure is known as Gauss-Jordan elimination. Tracing through this procedure will be easier if you recognize that i refers to a row that is being converted, j refers to a column that is being converted, and r keeps track of the number of nonzero rows. Here we go. 1. Set j = 0 and r = 0. 2. Increase j by 1. If j now equals n + 1, then stop. 3. Examine the entries of A in column j located in rows r + 1 through m. If all of these entries are zero, then go to Step 2.