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Read this book PDF. However every topic in sections need not be assigned. The geometric interpretations of matrices and determinants are left for the chapters in the second half of the book; it makes for a very algebra-heavy first three chapters. I find the title of Cor. There is some redundancy for the purposes of increasing modularity of the latter half of the book, but the consistency of the terminology and framework of the book is nonetheless first-rate.

The theorems and proofs that are provided in each section are presented with precision, and yet easy to read. I like this book quite a lot. While it increases the length of the text, it is done very well.

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The book includes all the topics we require in our introductory linear algebra course. For the book’s stated purpose of providing a first approach to linear algebra is met. Theorems, and when necessary, their proofs are presented in a logical fashion.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Roya marked it as to-read Jun 05, Techniques to solve the problems are easy to follow and build upon as the topics gets harder. The challenge in a linear algebra text is that there are so many definitions to cover in order for the abstract theory to develop.


This book is an excellent example of a mature textbook for students in STEM fields. I would like to have all terminology hyperlinked to its definition box, but other than that, everything else is hyperlinked.

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The book is sufficiently comprehensive for its purpose as a first course in the subject. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

A First Course In Linear Algebra

Text book can be taught using sections and subsections without creating much confusion. Comments I like this book quite a lot. The geometric intuition in this subject is extremely important and difficult to convey, and this book does a sufficient job. I found no grammatical errors, but a typo on p.

The rigor is appropriate and the author has gone to great liner to cover the standard definitions, theorems, and examples that are at the heart of linear algebra.

While the exposition is quite clear and there are many great examples and explanations, the overall length could be intimidating to some students. There are a sufficient number of examples for each section covering the basic ideas and cases that one encounters in linear algebra. Later chapters on linear transformations and spectral theory are presented at a nearly ideal level for such a course and a reasonable selection of applications are included.

To cover all the material one in an average one semester introductory Linear Algebra course, one could have over pages of mathematics text for their students to read.

The author has done an exceptional job providing a modern exposure to linear algebra that is accessible to students of all STEM disciplines.

A First Course In Line In my experience, text book works extremely well with the learning outcomes defined by my institution easdkwn entry level linear easdkwn course. One could very easily reorder the chapters of the book to fit their curriculum. The first three chapters Systems of Rirst, Matrices, and Determinants are standard in any introductory Linear Algebra course, but the content of the remainder of such courses varies quite a bit.


Kwang Kwang’z marked it as to-read Mar 07, An inclusion of socially conscious everyday problems may help students with the following question- when would I use this math in real life.

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The row reduced echelon form and its many consequences and applications are covered well in the first several chapters. For example, section 2.

Terminology is always an issue with students in this subject, but the author has used a color scheme to identify definition boxes in the text and differentiate them from examples, theorems, etc. Despite its length, though, it is eaasdown extremely well-organized and easy to read.

This style is consistent throughout the text and technical terminology is properly used. Navigation in the book is very good. This book’s style and grammar is consistent with the books found from the major textbook publishers. The use of color is also consistent and makes it easy to skim the sections. Dense paragraphs are mostly avoided and the text is broken up with examples, theorems, etc Then the following sentence is true.

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