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Later chapters on linear This book contains all of the material that would generally be covered in a Freshman or Sophomore Linear Algebra course.

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 Theorems, and when necessary, their proofs are presented in a logical fashion. Viney Kumar rated it it was amazing Aug 11, Text book can be taught using sections and subsections without creating much confusion.

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 courde them from examples, theorems, etc. This book is not yet oinear on Listopia. Math has a great flexibility when it comes to being culturally relevant. The subsequent chapters of this book are each pretty well self-contained, so it would be pretty easy to adapt the content to a particular curriculum.

Each chapter begins courze a list of student learning outcomes, and examples and diagrams are given throughout the text to reinforce ideas and provide guidance on how to approach various problems.


There are also plenty of thorough examples. In addition, connections to topics covered in advanced courses are introduced.

A First Course In Linear Algebra : David Easdown :

There is no glossary, and the index, while short, seems to be comprehensive. The content is fully accurate. However, a few hours of reading revealed no errors or inaccuracies.

I like the way that sections and headings and theorems all are very descriptive, but also numbered, so that they can be easily found. Each topic comes in its proper place, but not in such a way as to detract from its adaptability. The clarity of the writing is what I find most appealing about this book.

The diagrams in this book are great, though there aren’t a lot of them in the first half of the book. Lyryx develops and supports open texts, with editorial services to adapt the text for each particular course. 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 geometric intuition in this subject is extremely important and difficult to convey, and this book does a sufficient job.

No trivia or quizzes yet. While it increases the length of the text, it is done very well. University of Texas at Austin, Ph. However every topic in sections need not be assigned. I found no grammatical lineae, but a typo on p. The first entry in the first row, 2, is the first leading entry and it is in the first pivot position.

This book would be suitable for students’ first exposure to proofs. The book includes firzt the topics we require in our introductory linear algebra course. I find cougse title of Cor. Comments I plan to propose that we adopt this text as our required text for our introductory linear algebra course. The presentation of the topics in this book is thorough almost to a fault. For the book’s stated purpose of providing a first approach to linear algebra is met.


A First Course in Linear Algebra – Open Textbook Library

I would like to have all terminology hyperlinked to its definition box, but other than that, everything else is hyperlinked. Ih added it Mar 02, This is in part due to the great modularity of the book.

For my students, textbook provides a foundation for the course. For instructors dissatisfied with their ability to reorder standard Linear Algebra texts to suit their needs, this provides a very nice alternative.

A First Course In Linear Algebra

The section on vectors is quite extensive, and would be excellent to use in a Freshman course that needed to introduce vectors very early for use in Engineering courses. Linear Algebra texts often suffer from aggressive detail paid to procedure and computation. 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 theorems and proofs that are provided in each section are presented with precision, and yet easy to read.