Topics in our Algebra Notes PDF
In these “Algebra Notes PDF”, you will study the basic tools of theory of equations, complex numbers, number theory and matrices to understand their connection with the real-world problems. Perform matrix algebra with applications to computer graphics.
The topics we will cover will be taken from the following list:
Theory of Equations and Complex Numbers: Polynomials, The remainder and factor theorem, Synthetic division, Factored form of a polynomial, Fundamental theorem of algebra, Relations between the roots and the coefficients of polynomial equations, Theorems on imaginary, integral and rational roots; Polar representation of complex numbers, De Moivre’s theorem for integer and rational indices and their applications. The nth roots of unity.
Equivalence Relations and Functions: Equivalence relations, Functions, Composition of functions, Invertibility and inverse of functions, One-to-one correspondence and the cardinality of a set.
Basic Number Theory: Well ordering principle, The division algorithm in ℤ, Divisibility and the Euclidean algorithm, Fundamental theorem of arithmetic, Modular arithmetic and basic properties of congruences; Principle of mathematical induction.
Row Echelon Form of Matrices and Applications: Systems of linear equations, Row reduction and echelon forms, Vector equations, The matrix equation Ax = b, Solution sets of linear systems, The inverse of a matrix; Subspaces, Linear independence, Basis and dimension, The rank of a matrix and applications; Introduction to linear transformations, The matrix of a linear transformation; Applications to computer graphics, Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, The characteristic equation and Cayley−Hamilton theorem.