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Math has a great flexibility when it comes to being culturally relevant. This book would be suitable for students’ first exposure to proofs. For example, section 2. Students exsdown used to the pattern of solving the problems.

A First Course In Linear Algebra

I did like the fact that the section on vector spaces was written in a way to be included earlier if desired. There are a sufficient number of examples for each section covering the basic ideas and cases that one encounters in linear algebra. The book is sufficiently comprehensive for its purpose as a first course in the subject. Sally Zhu marked it as to-read Mar 17, The theorems and proofs that are provided in each section are presented with precision, and yet easy to read.

The section on abstract vector spaces I find somewhat deficient for a more theoretical course. As noted by another reviewer, the overall length of the text may seem excessive to some readers.

A First Course In Linear Algebra (Pearson Original Edition) (3e)

The material is so fundamental in mathematics, and this book covers all the important topics. I plan to propose that we adopt this text as our required text for our introductory linear algebra course. Techniques to solve the problems are easy to follow and build upon as the topics gets harder. 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 fisrt to read.


Roya marked it as to-read Courrse 05, In my experience, text book works extremely well with the learning outcomes defined by my institution for entry level linear algebra course.

Kwang Kwang’z marked it as to-read Mar 07, All major topics of linear algebra are available in detail, as well as proofs of important theorems. Jalal Elwazze rated it it was amazing Feb 07, Comments I have courss 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.

I found no grammatical errors, but a typo on p. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Courae than this issue with the section on vector spaces, I found the organization and flow of topics to be quite natural.

A First Course in Linear Algebra – Open Textbook Library

Ih added it Mar 02, One could very easily reorder the chapters of the book to fit their curriculum. Read this book PDF. The rigor is appropriate and the author has gone to great lengths to cover the standard definitions, theorems, and examples that are at the heart of linear algebra.

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Despite its length, though, it is both extremely well-organized and easy to read. Refresh and try again.

Welton Holeaker marked it as to-read Nov 05, An inclusion of socially conscious everyday problems may help students with the following question- when would I use this math in real life. Text book can be taught using sections and subsections without creating much confusion. This book is an excellent example of a mature textbook for students in STEM fields.

The only thing that might be considered an inconsistency is that Subspaces and presented in the text prior to vector spaces. This text, originally by K. For instructors dissatisfied with their ability to reorder standard Linear Algebra texts to suit their needs, this provides a very nice alternative. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Later chapters on linear University of Texas at Austin, Ph. It is clear the author took great care with the presentation of the material, so I didn’t expect there to be a significant number of errors.


However, a few hours of reading revealed no errors or inaccuracies.

Few chapters that are interconnected may need extra care to rearrange since students would need to have some basic understand of firsy concept. The section on vectors is quite extensive, and would be excellent to use in a Freshman course rirst needed to introduce vectors About the Book This text, originally by K. The book is over pages, so I have not proof-read the entire book. Only marked it as to-read Feb 29, While it increases the length of the text, it is done very well.

Images were nicely done. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I think that Kuttler has done an excellent job of keeping up with the current methods, but has not written in such a way as to make the text dependent on any particular numerical methods that are in vogue.

Daniel rated it it was amazing Sep 03, Comments I plan to propose that we adopt this text as our required text for our introductory linear algebra course. Suggested exercises are included at the end of each section, with selected answers at the end of the text. This book contains all of the material that would generally be covered in a Freshman or Sophomore Linear Algebra course. It would be easy to adapt to any introductory curriculum.