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Read this book PDF. Comments I firsy to propose that we adopt this text as our required text for our introductory linear algebra course.

The challenge in a linear algebra text is that there are so many definitions to cover in order for the abstract theory to develop. Navigation in the book is very good. I have taught from the author’s related book, “Elementary Linear Algebra”, and I find the refinements here of the material to be a positive change in every regard. Suggested exercises are included at the end of each section, with selected answers at the easeown of the text.

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A First Course In Linear Algebra

The order and presentation of topics are quite clear, with plenty of examples. Terminology is always an issue with students in this subject, but the author has used a color scheme figst identify definition boxes in the text and differentiate them from examples, theorems, etc.

Ava Qin marked it as to-read Apr 07, The proofs are all included and easy to read. The applications are appropriate for the audience and the theory of linear algebra will not become obsolete in the next twenty years. While it increases the length of the text, it is done very well. In my experience, text book works extremely well with the learning outcomes defined by my institution for entry level linear iin course.


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Ih added it Mar 02, This book contains all of the material that would generally be covered in a Freshman or Sophomore Linear Algebra course.

The clarity of the writing is what I find most appealing about this book. This book includes a lot of prose to motivate technical procedures. In particular, the final section on vector spaces is written at a level that is appropriate for students that want to take a deeper look at the underlying frameworks of linear linearr.

Kwang Kwang’z marked it as to-read Mar 07, The only thing that might be considered an inconsistency is that Subspaces easxown presented in the text prior to vector spaces.

As noted by another sasdown, the overall length of the text may seem excessive to some readers. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There are a sufficient number of examples for each section covering the basic ideas and cases that one encounters in linear algebra.

Only marked it as to-read Feb 29, Sijing Chi marked it as to-read Mar 04, All major topics of linear algebra are available in detail, as well as proofs of important theorems. This style is consistent throughout the text and technical terminology is properly used. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Text stays consistent throughout with definitions, solutions and responses. Text book can be taught using sections and subsections without creating much confusion. Few chapters that are interconnected may need extra care to rearrange since students would need to have some basic understand of the concept. Later chapters on linear A First Course In Line There is no glossary, and the index, while short, seems to be comprehensive. This text covers all the material an instructor could want to include in an introductory Linear Algebra course.


This is in part due to the great modularity of the book. On the other hand, the sections on Linear Transformations and Eigenvalues are exactly what I would want to see in a Sophomore course that was designed more for mathematicians.

The diagrams in this book are great, though there aren’t a lot of them in the first half of the book. Lists with This Book. The presentation of the topics in this book is thorough almost to a fault. Other than this issue with the section on vector spaces, I found the organization and flow of topics to be quite natural. The first few section of the book,are essential. I found no inconsistencies aside from a few minor issues with incorrect references to theorem numbers ex.

A First Course in Linear Algebra

It is somewhat unnatural to define the subspace of something that is not defined as yet, but sadly it has become somewhat commonplace to do things in this way.

The geometric interpretations of wlgebra and determinants are left for the chapters in the second half of the book; it makes for a very algebra-heavy first three chapters.

Each section provides simple, leading examples that explore the new topic. The first three chapters Systems of Equations, Matrices, and Determinants are standard in any introductory Linear Algebra course, but algenra content of the remainder of such courses varies quite a bit.

This book’s style and grammar is consistent with the books found from the major textbook publishers. Roya marked it as to-read Jun 05, The geometric intuition in this subject is extremely important and difficult to convey, and this book does a sufficient job.