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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.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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. The use of color is also consistent and makes it easy to skim the sections. The applications are appropriate for the audience and the theory of linear algebra will not become obsolete in the next twenty years.

Overall, the text is very easy to navigate and visually attractive. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

This text covers all the material an instructor could want to include in an introductory Linear Algebra course. The subsequent chapters of this book are each pretty well self-contained, so it would be pretty aesdown to adapt the content to a particular curriculum.

Jalal Elwazze rated it it was amazing Feb 07, There are plenty of very nice exercises. The order and presentation of topics are quite clear, with plenty of examples. The content is fully accurate.

Terminology is always an issue with students in this subject, but the author has used a color scheme to identify un boxes in the text linezr differentiate them from examples, theorems, etc.


For instructors dissatisfied with their ability to reorder standard Linear Algebra texts to suit their needs, this provides a very nice alternative. 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 The diagrams in this book are great, though there aren’t a lot of them in the first half of the book.

Ava Qin marked it as to-read Apr 07, This book does not cover any topics about culture, race or ethnicities and is written in a respectful manner. Refresh and try again. Later chapters on linear transformations and spectral theory are presented at a nearly ideal level for such a course and a reasonable selection of applications are included.

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. The challenge in a linear algebra text is that there are so many definitions to cover in order for the abstract theory to develop.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The only thing that might be considered an inconsistency is that Subspaces and presented in the text prior to vector spaces.

For the book’s stated purpose of providing a first approach to linear algebra is met. Comments I plan to propose that we adopt this text as our required text for our introductory linear algebra course. The sections of the book are easily adaptable. I did not detect any inconsistency in the way that the material was presented. Each topic comes in its proper place, but not in such a way as to detract from its adaptability. Reviews Learn more about reviews. This book contains all of the material that would generally be covered in a Freshman or Sophomore Linear Algebra course.

Kuttler, has been redesigned by the Lyryx aa team as a first course in linear albebra for science and engineering students who have an understanding of basic 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. Each section provides simple, leading examples that explore the new topic. However every topic in sections need not be assigned. In addition, connections to topics covered in advanced courses are introduced.


The book is over pages, so I have not proof-read the entire book. 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 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 bit.

The section on vectors is quite extensive, and would be excellent to use in a Freshman course that needed to introduce algebga very early for use in Engineering courses. Ivaan Chan marked it as to-read Apr 06, For my students, textbook provides a foundation for the course. As noted by another reviewer, the overall length of liear text may seem excessive to some readers.

Daniel marked it as to-read Mar 12, I found no grammatical errors, but a typo on p.

A First Course in Linear Algebra

Techniques to solve the problems are easy This style is consistent throughout the text and technical terminology is properly used. The first entry easdowm the first row, 2, is the first leading entry and it is in the first pivot position. I found no inconsistencies aside from a few minor issues with incorrect references to theorem numbers ex. 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.