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The proofs are all included and easy 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 Linear Algebra by David Easdown

I would like to have all terminology hyperlinked to its definition virst, but other than that, everything else is hyperlinked. Students get used to the pattern of solving the problems. This style is consistent throughout the text and technical terminology is properly used.

Each chapter begins with 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. However every topic in sections need not be assigned. Theorems, and when necessary, their proofs are presented in a logical fashion.

The first three chapters Systems of Equations, Matrices, and Determinants are standard in any introductory Linear Algebra course, but the content of the remainder of such courses varies quite a bit. Each section provides simple, leading examples that explore the new topic. Linfar is no glossary, and the index, while short, seems to be comprehensive.


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A First Course In Linear Algebra

I am also happy to say that the author sets a fine example of never abusing notation. Refresh and firstt again. I plan lijear propose that we adopt this text as our required text for our introductory linear algebra course. Want to Read saving…. In addition, connections to topics covered in advanced courses are introduced. The fundamental courses of mathematics are not generally given to change, but Linear Algebra perhaps more than the rest does need to keep itself updated with the rapidly changing field of Numerical Analysis.

A First Course in Linear Algebra

This book would be suitable for students’ first exposure to proofs. This text, originally by K. Other than this issue with the section on vector spaces, I found the organization and flow of topics to be quite natural. Techniques to solve the problems are easy The only thing that might be considered an inconsistency is that Subspaces and presented in the text prior to vector spaces.

Later chapters on linear A First Course In Line 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. Then the following sentence is true. Welton Holeaker marked it as to-read Nov 05, The clarity of the writing is what I find most appealing about this book.

Linear Algebra texts often suffer from aggressive detail paid to procedure and computation. Techniques to solve the problems are easy to follow and build upon as the topics gets harder. The length of individual sections is reasonable and topics are as self-contained as they can be given the nature of the subject. 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.


There are a sufficient number of examples for each section covering the basic ideas and cases that one encounters in linear algebra. Only marked it as to-read Feb 29, While the exposition is quite clear and there are many great examples and explanations, the overall length could be intimidating to some students.

Algebrz did not detect any inconsistency in the way that the material was presented. The use of color is also consistent and makes it easy to skim the sections. Viney Kumar rated it it was amazing Aug 11, I found no grammatical errors, but a typo on p.

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. This book includes a lot of prose to motivate technical procedures. Text stays consistent throughout with definitions, solutions and responses. The presentation of the topics in this book is thorough almost to a fault.

I would suggest adding a link in the table of contents to the exercise section of each chapter. I like the way that sections and headings and theorems all are very descriptive, but also numbered, so that they can be easily found. The book is sufficiently comprehensive for its purpose as a first course in the subject. Lists with This Book. Sijing Chi marked it as to-read Mar 04, There are plenty of very nice exercises.