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While it increases the length of the text, it is done very well.

A First Course In Linear Algebra : David Easdown :

Text book can be taught using sections and subsections without creating much confusion. The order and presentation of topics are quite clear, with plenty of examples. In addition, connections to topics covered in advanced courses are introduced. 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 did like the fact that the section on vector spaces was written in a way to be included earlier if desired. 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.

A First Course In Linear Algebra by David Easdown

There are liinear plenty of thorough examples. 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 As noted by another reviewer, the overall length of the text may seem excessive to some readers. 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.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Sami rated it liked it May 29, The row reduced echelon form and its many consequences and applications are covered well in the first several chapters.

I am also happy to say that the author sets a fine example of never abusing notation. There are a sufficient number of examples for each section covering the basic ideas and cases that one encounters in linear algebra. While the exposition is quite clear and there are many great examples and explanations, the overall length could be algbera to some students.

This is in part due to the great modularity of the book.

It would be easy to adapt to any introductory curriculum. The small number of figures in the text serve their purposes well. Other than this issue with the section on vector spaces, I found the organization and easdlwn of topics to be ljnear natural. Comments I like this book quite a lot. University of Texas at Austin, Ph.

Jalal Elwazze rated it it was amazing Feb 07, Theorems, examples and figures are clearly denoted throughout the textbook.

A First Course In Linear Algebra

Dense paragraphs are mostly avoided and the text is broken up with examples, theorems, etc The use of color is also consistent and makes it easy to skim the sections.

Techniques to solve the problems are easy to follow and build upon as the topics gets harder. 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 ln.

I found no eascown errors, courze a typo on p. No substantive errors were noted. There is no glossary, and the index, while short, seems to be comprehensive. Daniel marked it as to-read Mar 12, In my experience, text book works extremely well with the learning outcomes defined by my institution for entry level linear algebra course. Roya marked it as to-read Jun 05, 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.

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Read this book PDF. 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 lineqr various problems.

This text covers all the material an instructor could want to include in an introductory Linear Algebra course.

Daniel rated it it was amazing Sep 03, I did not detect any inconsistency in the way that the material was presented.

For the book’s stated purpose of providing a first approach to linear algebra is met. The book is over pages, so I have not proof-read the entire book. This book provides a consistent and mature approach to the topics in each section. This book contains all of the material that would generally be covered in a Freshman or Sophomore Linear Algebra course.

Oliver marked it as to-read Mar 05, The first three chapters Systems of Equations, Matrices, and Determinants are standard in any introductory Linear Algebra course, About the Book This text, originally by K. Want to Read saving….

The clarity of the writing is what I find most appealing about this book. The first few section of the book,are essential. The content is fully accurate. I plan to propose that we adopt this text as our required text for our introductory linear algebra course.