Publisher description for Matrix analysis / Rajendra Bhatia.

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The aim of this book is to present a substantial part of matrix analysis that is functional analytic in spirit. Much of this will be of interest to graduate students and research workers in operator theory, operator algebras, mathematical physics and numerical analysis. The book can be used as a basic text for graduate courses on advanced linear algebra and matrix analysis. It can also be used as supplementary text for courses in operator theory and numerical analysis. Among topics covered are the theory of majorization, variational principles for eigenvalues, operator monotone and convex functions, perturbation of matrix functions and matrix inequalities. Much of this is presented for the first time in a unified way in a textbook. The reader will learn several powerful methods and techniques of wide applicability, and see connections with other areas of mathematics. A large selection of matrix inequalities will make this book a valuable reference for students and researchers who are working in numerical analysis, mathematical physics and operator theory. R. Bhatia Matrix Analysis "A highly readable and attractive account of the subject. The book is a must for anyone working in matrix analysis; it can be recommended to graduate students as well as to specialists."—ZENTRALBLATT MATH "There is an ample selection of exercises carefully positioned throughout the text. In addition each chapter includes problems of varying difficulty in which themes from the main text are extended."—MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS

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