Linear algebra

Fatemeh Hamidi Sepehr, Erchin Serpedin

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This chapter will first review some basic concepts and results encountered in the study of vector spaces such as the notions of subspace, independence, basis, dimension, inner-product, norm and orthogonality, and then will focus on the general properties of linear transformations and matrix decompositions (LU, Cholesky, SVD and QR), and finally on various matrix operations and applications. This chapter represents a brief summary of the most important linear algebra concepts and results from the viewpoint of their applicability in the fields of signal processing, communications and networking. In writing this chapter, we made use of several excellent references available in the linear algebra literature [1-8]. For a more detailed description and additional topics, the readers are directed to these excellent references.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematical Foundations for Signal Processing, Communications, and Networking
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages58
ISBN (Electronic)9781439855140
ISBN (Print)9781138072169
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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Sepehr, F. H., & Serpedin, E. (2017). Linear algebra. In Mathematical Foundations for Signal Processing, Communications, and Networking (pp. 35-92). CRC Press.