A First Course in Linear Algebra
by Robert A. Beezer
Publisher: University of Puget Sound 2010
Number of pages: 1035
A First Course in Linear Algebra is an introductory textbook aimed at college-level sophomores and juniors. Typically such a student will have taken calculus, but this is not a prerequisite. The book begins with systems of linear equations, then covers matrix algebra, before taking up finite-dimensional vector spaces in full generality. The final chapter covers matrix representations of linear transformations, through diagonalization, change of basis and Jordan canonical form. Along the way, determinants and eigenvalues get fair time.
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by Marcel B. Finan - Arkansas Tech University
This book is addressed primarely to second and third year college students who have already had a course in calculus and analytic geometry. Its aim is solely to learn the basic theory of linear algebra within a semester period.
by Andrew Baker - University of Glasgow
The text covers basic ideas and techniques of Linear Algebra that are applicable in many subjects including the physical and chemical sciences, and statistics. These notes were originally written for a course at the University of Glasgow.
by Benjamin McKay - University College Cork
These notes are drawn from lectures given for a first year introduction to linear algebra. The prerequisites for this course are arithmetic and elementary algebra, and some comfort and facility with proofs, particularly using mathematical induction.
by David Cherney, Tom Denton, Andrew Waldron - UC Davis
This textbook is suitable for a sophomore level linear algebra course taught in about twenty-five lectures. It is designed both for engineering and science majors, but has enough abstraction to be useful for potential math majors.