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Math has a great flexibility when it comes to being culturally relevant. Corey marked it as to-read Apr 04, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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. Welton Holeaker marked it as to-read Nov 05, In particular, the final section on vector spaces is written at a level that is appropriate for students that want to take a deeper look at the underlying frameworks of linear algebra.

This book would be suitable for students’ first exposure to proofs. Consider the following passage from an example on row reduction: The text is designed in a modular fashion to maximize flexibility and facilitate adaptation to a given course outline and student profile.


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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. The order and presentation of topics are quite clear, with plenty of examples.

While the exposition is quite clear and there are many great examples and explanations, the overall length could be intimidating to some students. For instructors dissatisfied with their ability to reorder standard Linear Algebra texts to suit their needs, this coirse a very nice alternative.

The presentation of the topics in this book is thorough almost to a fault.

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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.

Navigation in the book is very good. This book is an excellent example of a mature textbook for students in STEM fields.

Comments I like this book quite a lot. One could very easily reorder the chapters of the book to fit their curriculum.

All major topics of linear algebra are eascown in detail, as well as proofs of important theorems. Return to Book Page. The row reduced echelon form and its many consequences and applications are covered well in the first several chapters. The section on abstract vector spaces I find somewhat deficient for a more theoretical course.

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. Viney Kumar rated it it was amazing Aug 11, This book includes a lot of prose to motivate technical procedures.


For example, section ,inear. Kuttler, has been redesigned by the Lyryx editorial team as a first course in linear algebra for science and engineering students who have an understanding of basic algebra.

A First Course In Linear Algebra

University of Texas at Austin, Ph. Comments 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. Refresh and try again.

No trivia or quizzes lineqr. Roya marked it as to-read Jun 05, Read this book PDF. The first few section of the book,are essential. 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.

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