The Red Hat Certified Engineer exam is an advanced challenge. As the RHCE course
has a number of prerequisites, this book assumes that you know some basics about
Linux. This chapter covers each of these prerequisite topics in a minimum of detail,
with references to other books and sources for more information. Unlike in other chapters
and other books in this series, the Questions include a number of “zingers” that go beyond this
chapter’s content. That is the only way to see if you have the prerequisite skills necessary for
This is an introduction to linear algebra. The main part of the book features row operations and everything is done in terms of the row reduced echelon form and specific algorithms. At the end, the more abstract notions of vector spaces and linear transformations on vector spaces are presented. This is intended to be a first course in linear algebra for students who are sophomores or juniors who have had a course in one variable calculus and a reasonable background in college algebra.
This is the eight book of examples from the Theory of Probability. In general, this topic is not my
favourite, but thanks to my former colleague, Ole Jørsboe, I somehow managed to get an idea of what
it is all about. We shall, however, in this volume deal with some topics which are closer to my own
The prerequisites for the topics can e.g. be found in the Ventus: Calculus 2 series and the Ventus:
Complex Function Theory series, and all the previous Ventus: Probability c1-c6.
Unfortunately errors cannot be avoided in a first edition of a work of this type.