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A First Course in Linear Algebra

Linfar are also plenty of thorough examples. Read this book PDF. I appreciate that learning outcomes are well organized and appropriate for each section. 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. I did like the fact that the section on vector spaces was written in a way to be included earlier if desired.

I think that Kuttler has done an excellent job of keeping up with the current methods, but has not written liinear such a way as to make the text dependent on any particular numerical methods that are in vogue. Exercises are provided at the end of each major section, and I found them to be ample both in quantity and in terms of the level of difficulty. There is no glossary, and the index, while short, seems to be comprehensive.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The use of color is also consistent and makes it easy to skim the sections. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Each section provides simple, leading examples that explore the new topic. 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.


Other than this issue with the section on vector spaces, I found the organization and flow of topics to be quite natural. I like the way that sections and headings and theorems all are very descriptive, but also numbered, so that they can be easily found.

A First Course In Linear Algebra

The small number of figures in the text serve their purposes well. As noted by another reviewer, the overall length of the text may seem excessive to some readers. For example, ,inear 2. 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.

This book would be suitable for students’ first exposure to proofs. I am also happy to say that the author sets a fine example of never abusing notation. Daniel rated it it was amazing Sep 03, Ivaan Chan marked it as to-read Apr 06, 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.

No substantive errors were noted. I find the title of Cor. Despite its length, though, it is both extremely well-organized and easy to read. About the Book This text, originally by K. However, a few hours of reading revealed no errors or inaccuracies. Students at this level should have algera problem filling in the small gaps caused by any reordering. Overall, the text is very coursf to navigate and visually attractive.

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The book includes all the topics we require in our introductory linear algebra course. Open Preview See a Problem? To algegra 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 challenge in a linear algebra text is that there are so many definitions to cover lineear order for the abstract theory to develop.

This book is an excellent example of a mature textbook for students in STEM fields. The section on vectors is quite extensive, and would be excellent to use in a Freshman course that needed to introduce vectors Want to Read saving….


For my students, textbook provides a foundation for the course.

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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. This is in part due to the great modularity of the book. This book does not cover any topics about culture, race or ethnicities and is written in a respectful manner.

Techniques to solve the problems are easy No trivia or quizzes yet. Linera like very much the style of writing and even the formatting i headers and content titles. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This text covers all the material an instructor could want to include in an introductory Linear Algebra course. The first few section of the book,are essential. Later chapters on linear The content is up-to-date and includes applications that are relevant to many of the students’ future plans. In addition, connections to topics covered in advanced courses are introduced. Sami rated it liked it May 29, The geometric intuition in this subject is extremely important and difficult to convey, and this book does a sufficient job.

Apollo added it Mar 06, Once the first 4 chapters are covered it is trivial to reorder the later sections to fit the objectives of your own course.