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This book does not cover any topics about culture, race or ethnicities and is written in a respectful manner. No trivia or quizzes yet. The applications are appropriate for the audience and the theory of linear algebra will not become obsolete in the next twenty years. This book’s style and grammar is consistent with the books found from easdoen major textbook publishers.

The first three chapters Systems of Equations, Matrices, and Determinants are standard in any introductory Linear Algebra course, but the content of the remainder of such courses varies quite a bit.

The order and presentation of topics are quite clear, with plenty of examples. To see frst your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Linear Algebra texts often suffer from aggressive detail paid to procedure and computation. Text stays consistent throughout with definitions, solutions and responses. This text, originally by K. For this ewsdown subject, consistency in terminology is essential.

A First Course In Linear Algebra

I appreciate that learning outcomes are well organized and appropriate for each section. Other than this issue with the section on vector spaces, I found the organization and flow of topics to be quite natural.


Each section provides simple, leading examples that explore the new topic. Once the first 4 chapters are covered it is trivial to reorder the later sections to fit the objectives of your own course.

A First Course in Linear Algebra – Open Textbook Library

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. Only marked it as to-read Feb 29, Students get used to the pattern of solving the problems.

Students at this level should have no problem filling in algfbra small gaps caused by any reordering. I am also happy to say that the author sets a fine example of never abusing notation. The proofs are all included fjrst easy to read. Jalal Elwazze rated it it was amazing Feb 07, Then the following sentence is true.

Limear the following passage from an example on row reduction: The section on abstract vector spaces I find somewhat deficient for a more theoretical course.

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Overall, the text is very easy to navigate and visually attractive. This book includes a lot of prose to motivate technical procedures.

In addition, connections to topics covered in advanced courses are introduced. The diagrams in this book are great, though algebga aren’t a lot of them in the first half of the book. In my experience, text book works extremely well with the learning outcomes defined by my institution for entry level linear algebra course.


The only thing that might be considered an inconsistency is that Subspaces and presented in the text prior to vector spaces.

Navigation in the lineag is very good.

Just algebrw moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The first few section of the book,are essential. Open Preview See a Problem? Few chapters that are interconnected may need extra care to rearrange since students would need to have some basic understand of the concept. The first three chapters Systems of Equations, Matrices, and Determinants are standard in any introductory Linear Algebra course, I find the title of Cor. Theorems, and when necessary, their proofs are presented in a logical fashion.

A First Course in Linear Algebra

Despite its length, though, it is both extremely well-organized and easy to read. This book is an excellent example of a mature textbook for students in STEM fields. The fundamental courses of mathematics are not generally given to change, but Linear Algebra perhaps more than the rest does need to ocurse itself updated with the rapidly changing field of Numerical Analysis.