A First Course In Linear Algebra by David Easdown, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. A First Course in Linear Algebra by David Easdown. Hints and Short Solutions to Selected Exercises. Chapter 0 Introduction. Observe that. 1. 2(2x + 4) − x. Booktopia has A First Course in Linear Algebra, 3rd Edition by David Easdown. Buy a discounted Book with Other Items of A First Course in Linear Algebra.

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Refresh and try again. Sijing Chi marked it as to-read Mar 04, 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.

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This is in part due to the great modularity of the book. There are plenty of very nice exercises. I think that Kuttler has done an excellent job of keeping up with the current methods, but has not written in such a way as to make the text dependent on lunear particular numerical methods that are in vogue.

Jalal Elwazze rated it it was amazing Feb 07, This book is an agebra example of a mature textbook for students in STEM fields. 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.

Return to Book Page. Later chapters on linear Comments I have taught from the author’s related book, “Elementary Linear Algebra”, and I find the refinements here of the material to be a positive change in every regard.

University of Texas at Austin, Ph. Few chapters that are interconnected may need extra care to rearrange since students would aglebra to have some basic understand of the concept.


A First Course in Linear Algebra

Students get used to the pattern of solving the problems. The section on abstract vector spaces I find somewhat deficient for a more theoretical course. I would suggest adding a link in the table of contents to the exercise section of each chapter. All major topics of linear algebra are available in detail, as well as proofs of important theorems. The applications are appropriate for the audience and the theory of linear algebra will not become obsolete in the next twenty years.

A First Course In Linear Algebra

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.

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I found it very easdkwn and easy to find what I was looking for. Welton Holeaker marked it as to-read Nov 05, 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.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to algebrs. The clarity of the writing is what I find most appealing about this book.

The length of individual sections is reasonable and topics are as self-contained as they can be given the nature of the subject. There are a sufficient number of examples for each section covering the basic ideas and cases that one encounters in linear algebra. Once the first 4 chapters are covered it is trivial to reorder the later sections to fit the objectives of your own course.

For this particular subject, consistency in terminology is essential. Theorems, examples and figures are clearly denoted throughout the textbook. I like the way that sections and headings and theorems all are very descriptive, but also numbered, so that they can be easily found.


In addition, connections to topics covered in advanced courses are introduced.

There is some redundancy for the purposes of increasing modularity of the latter half of the book, but the consistency im the terminology and framework of the book is nonetheless first-rate. 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.

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. 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. The row reduced echelon form and its many consequences and applications are covered well in the first several chapters.

About the Algebfa This text, originally by K. I like very much the style of writing and even the formatting of headers and content titles. The content is fully accurate. I did like the fact that the section on vector spaces was written in a way to be included earlier if desired.

Dense paragraphs are mostly avoided and the text is broken up with examples, theorems, etc Despite its length, though, it is both extremely well-organized and easy to read. Reviews Learn more about reviews.