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The material is so fundamental in mathematics, and this book covers all the important topics. For my students, textbook provides a foundation for the course. All major topics of linear algebra are available in detail, as well as proofs of important theorems.

Techniques to solve the problems are easy The presentation of the topics in this book is thorough almost to a fault. Later chapters on linear I like the way that sections and headings and theorems all are very descriptive, cuorse also numbered, so that they can be easily found. Apollo added it Mar 06, The content is fully accurate.

Comments I plan to propose that we adopt this text as our required text for our introductory linear algebra course. I would like to have all terminology hyperlinked to its definition box, but other than that, everything else is hyperlinked. 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 Essdown. It would be easy to adapt to any introductory curriculum.

This book’s style and grammar is consistent with the books found from the major textbook publishers. To cover all the material one in an average one semester introductory Linear Algebra course, one could have over pages of mathematics text for their students to read. There are also plenty of thorough examples. 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.


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 any particular numerical methods that are in vogue. The geometric intuition in this subject is extremely important and difficult to convey, and this book ih a sufficient job.

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Oliver marked it as to-read Mar 05, This text, originally by K. For instructors dissatisfied with their ability to reorder standard Linear Algebra texts to suit their needs, this provides a very nice alternative.

While the exposition is quite clear and there are many great examples and explanations, the overall length could be intimidating to some students. The book includes all the topics we require in our introductory linear algebra course. Students at this level should have no problem filling in the small gaps caused by any reordering. A First Course In Line For the book’s stated purpose of providing a first approach to linear algebra is met.

A First Course In Linear Algebra : David Easdown :

For example, section 2. I am also happy to say that the author sets a fine example of fifst abusing notation. Text stays consistent throughout with definitions, solutions and responses. Techniques to solve the problems are easy to follow and build upon as the topics gets harder.

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A First Course in Linear Algebra

For this particular subject, consistency in terminology is essential. I like very much the style of writing and even the formatting of headers and content titles.

I found no grammatical errors, but a typo on p. 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. Only marked it as to-read Feb 29, The challenge in a linear algebra text is that there are so many definitions linrar cover in order for the abstract theory to develop.


The text is designed in a modular fashion to maximize flexibility and facilitate adaptation to a given course algebea and student profile.

Navigation in the book is very good. This book does not cover any topics about culture, race or ethnicities and is written in a respectful easdonw. In my experience, text book works extremely well with the learning outcomes defined by my institution for entry level linear algebra course.

The length of individual sections is reasonable and topics are as self-contained as they can be given the nature of the subject. This courwe covers all the material an instructor could want to include in an introductory Linear Algebra course.

Kwang Kwang’z marked it as to-read Mar 07, The modularity of this book is quite good, and this is of particular importance for this particular subject.

A First Course In Linear Algebra (Pearson Original Edition) (3e)

Return to Book Page. The first few section of the book,are essential.

I found it very readable and easy to find what I was looking for. This book easrown a lot of prose to motivate technical procedures. While it increases the length of the text, it is done very well.

I would suggest adding a link in the table of contents to the exercise section of each chapter. 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.

I found no inconsistencies aside from a few minor issues with incorrect references to theorem numbers ex.