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This book contains all of the material that would generally be covered in a Freshman or Sophomore Linear Algebra course. Aside from a few minor typographical errors the content appears to be very accurate.

Apollo added it Mar 06, 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.

Roya marked it as to-read Jun 05, The material is so fundamental in mathematics, and this book covers all the important topics.

The presentation of the topics in this book is thorough almost to a fault. I like the way that sections and headings and theorems all are very descriptive, but also numbered, so that they can be easily found. This book would be suitable for students’ first exposure to proofs. The small number of figures in the text serve their purposes well. I found it very readable and easy to find what I was looking for.


There are a sufficient number of examples for each section covering the basic ideas and cases that one encounters in linear algebra. Math has a great flexibility when it comes to being culturally relevant. The use of color is also consistent and makes it easy to skim the sections. 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.

The first three chapters Systems of Equations, Matrices, and Determinants are standard in any introductory Linear Algebra course, but the content of ifrst remainder of such courses varies quite a bit. Sijing Chi marked it as to-read Mar 04, Ava Qin marked it as to-read Apr 07, Despite its length, though, it is both extremely well-organized and easy to read.

A First Course In Linear Algebra (Book + CD, Pearson Original Edition) (3e)

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Linfar only thing that might be considered an inconsistency is that Subspaces and presented in the text prior to vector spaces.

Ih added it Mar 02, Then the following sentence is true. A First Course In Line It would be easy to adapt to any introductory curriculum. Consider the following passage from an example on row reduction: For my students, textbook provides a foundation for the course. This book’s style and grammar is consistent with the books found from the major textbook publishers. Open Easdonw See a Problem? Techniques to solve the problems are easy to follow and build upon as the topics gets akgebra. The length of individual sections is reasonable and topics are as self-contained as they can be given the nature of the subject.


All major topics of linear algebra easdowj available in detail, as well as proofs of important theorems. Overall, the text is very easy to navigate and visually attractive. I did like the fact that the section on vector spaces was written in a way to be included earlier if desired. The clarity of the writing is what I find most appealing about this book.

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. Text book can be taught using sections and subsections without creating much confusion. Students at this level should have no problem filling in the small gaps caused by any reordering.