The nature of the physical Universe has been increasingly better
understood in recent years, and cosmological concepts have
undergone a rapid evolution (see, e.g., [11], [2],or [5]). Although
there are alternate theories, it is generally believed that the
large-scale relationships and homogeneities that we see can only be
explainedby having the universe expand suddenlyin a very early
“in?ationary” period. Subsequent evolution of the Universe is... more...

Through many examples and real-world applications,
Practical Linear Algebra: A Geometry Toolbox, Third
Edition teaches undergraduate-level linear algebra in a
comprehensive, geometric, and algorithmic way. Designed for a
one-semester linear algebra course at the undergraduate level,
the book gives instructors the option of tailoring the course for
the primary interests: math, engineering, science, computer
graphics, and geometric... more...

This non-traditional introduction to the mathematics of scientific
computation describes the principles behind the major methods, from
statistics, applied mathematics, scientific visualization, and
elsewhere, in a way that is accessible to a large part of the
scientific community. Introductory material includes computational
basics, a review of coordinate systems, an introduction to facets
(planes and triangle meshes) and an introduction to computer... more...

Practical Linear Algebra introduces students in math, science, engineering, and computer science to Linear Algebra from an intuitive and geometric viewpoint, creating a level of understanding that goes far beyond mere matrix manipulations. Practical aspects, such as computer graphics topics and numerical strategies, are covered throughout, and thus students can build a "Geometry Toolbox," based on a geometric understanding of the key concepts. This... more...