## Elementary Linear Algebra

ELEMENTARY LINEAR ALGEBRA K. R. MATTHEWS DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND Corrected Version, 10th February 2010 Comments to the author at [email protected] Contents 1 LINEAR EQUATIONS 1 1.1 Introduction to linear equations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.2 Solving linear equations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1.3 The Gauss?Jordan algorithm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 1.4 Systematic solution of linear systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 1.5 Homogeneous systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 1.6 PROBLEMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 2 MATRICES 23 2.1 Matrix arithmetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23