A First Course in Linear Algebra

by Ken Kuttler

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Book Description

A First Course in Linear Algebra, originally by K. Kuttler, as a first course for the general students who have an understanding of basic high school algebra and intend to be users of linear algebra methods in their profession, from business & economics to science students.

All major topics of linear algebra are available in detail, as well as justifications of important results. In addition, connections to topics covered in advanced courses are introduced. The book is designed in a modular fashion to maximize flexibility and facilitate adaptation to a given course outline and student profile.

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. Suggested exercises are included at the end of each section, with selected answers at the end of the book.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download A First Course in Linear Algebra ebook for free in PDF format (3.4 MB).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Systems of Equations
Chapter 2
Matrices
Chapter 3
Determinants
Chapter 4
Rn
Chapter 5
Linear Transformations
Chapter 6
Complex Numbers
Chapter 7
Spectral Theory
Chapter 8
Some Curvilinear Coordinate Systems
Chapter 9
Vector Spaces
Appendix A
Some Prerequisite Topics
Appendix B
Selected Exercise Answers
 

Book Details

Subject
Mathematics
Publisher
Lyryx
Published
2017
Pages
608
Edition
1
Language
English
PDF Size
3.4 MB
License
CC BY

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