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The proofs are all included and easy to read. 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.

The applications are appropriate for the audience and the theory of linear algebra will not become obsolete in the next twenty years. This book provides a consistent and mature approach to the topics in each section. The theorems and proofs that are provided in each section are presented with precision, and yet easy to read.

The presentation of the topics in this book is thorough almost to a fault. Text stays consistent throughout with definitions, solutions and responses. The clarity of the writing is what I find most appealing about this book. 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.

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


Oliver marked it as to-read Mar 05, I found no grammatical errors, but a typo on p. While it increases the length of the text, it is done very well. The first three chapters Systems of Equations, Matrices, and Determinants are standard in any introductory Linear Algebra course, Text book can be taught using sections and subsections without creating much confusion.

A First Course In Linear Algebra

The book includes all the topics we require in our introductory linear algebra course. One could very easily reorder the chapters of the book to fit their curriculum. For instructors dissatisfied with their ability to reorder standard Linear Algebra texts to suit their needs, this provides a very nice alternative.

The firdt is over pages, so I have not proof-read the entire book. Lyryx develops and apgebra open texts, with editorial services to adapt the text for each particular course.

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University of Texas at Austin, Ph. Students at this level should have no problem filling kn the small gaps caused by any reordering. The challenge in a linear algebra text is that there are so many definitions to cover in order for the abstract theory to develop. I like this book quite a lot.

No substantive errors were noted. I find the title firxt Cor. About the Book This text, originally by K. Consider the following passage from an example on row reduction: The content is up-to-date and includes applications that are relevant to many of the students’ future plans.

This text, originally by K. Overall, the text is very easy to navigate and visually attractive. Dourse helps you keep track of books you want to read. Math has a great flexibility when it comes to being culturally relevant.


An inclusion of socially conscious everyday problems may help students with the following question- when would I use this math in real life. I found it very readable and easy to find what I was looking for.

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The book is sufficiently comprehensive for its purpose as a first course in the subject. I have taught from the author’s related book, “Elementary Linear Algebra”, linfar I find the refinements here of the material to be a positive change in every regard.

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I found no inconsistencies aside from a few minor issues with incorrect references to theorem numbers ex. Kwang Kwang’z marked it as to-read Mar 07, Dense paragraphs are mostly avoided and the text is broken up with examples, theorems, etc Then the following sentence is true.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This book would be suitable for students’ first exposure to proofs.

Each topic comes in its proper place, but not in such a way as to detract from its adaptability. This algebea covers all the material an instructor could want to include in an introductory Linear Algebra course. The section on vectors is quite extensive, and would be excellent to use in a Freshman course that needed to introduce vectors I am also happy to say that the author algrbra a fine example of never abusing notation.