This is such a great book on so many level's... it starts from the basics and uses very precise nomenclature and reasoning through out the book. The book provides numerous examples of how vectors and matrices are used to represent complex real world data and system. Great sections on Least Squares Fitting (i.e. optimization-lite).
Check out Dr. Boyd's site for PDF copy of the book and see for yourself.
I bought the hardback copy because I love books and want to support Cambridge Press and the authors fine work... amd I hope you will also. As quality math books go, 50 USD is very fair.
Be sure to check the author's website(s) for: (1) additional resources for this book including a ~200 page guide with Julia code for many of the examples, (2) other free books! (convex optimization is amazing as well).
The Julia programming language is a free alternative to MATLAB that is going to be the dominant numerical programming language in the future.
- Hardcover: 474 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (7 June 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1316518965
- ISBN-13: 978-1316518960
- Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 2.5 x 25.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 1.2 Kg
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,332 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)