Jacobson, Nathan Formerly, Department of Mathematics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
Last reviewed:June 2021
- Basic concepts
- Axiomatic formulation
- Linear transformations
- Multilinear algebra and tensors
- Quadratic forms
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That branch of mathematics which deals with solutions of systems of linear equations and the related geometric notions of vector spaces and linear transformations. It is fundamental in the theory of the calculus of functions of several variables and hence is of great importance in the application of mathematics to physical and biological sciences, economics, and so on.
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