Linear Algebra Done Wrong
by Sergei Treil
Number of pages: 222
The title of the book sounds a bit mysterious. Why should anyone read this book if it presents the subject in a wrong way? What is particularly done "wrong" in the book? Before answering these questions, let me first describe the target audience of this text. This book appeared as lecture notes for the course "Honors Linear Algebra". It supposed to be a first linear algebra course for mathematically advanced students. It is intended for a student who, while not yet very familiar with abstract reasoning, is willing to study more rigorous mathematics that is presented in a "cookbook style" calculus type course. Besides being a first course in linear algebra it is also supposed to be a first course introducing a student to rigorous proof, formal definitions---in short, to the style of modern theoretical (abstract) mathematics. The target audience explains the very specific blend of elementary ideas and concrete examples, which are usually presented in introductory linear algebra texts with more abstract definitions and constructions typical for advanced books.
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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 Paul Dawkins - Lamar University
These topics are covered: Systems of Equations and Matrices; Determinants; Euclidean n-space; Vector Spaces; Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors. These notes do assume that the reader has a good working knowledge of basic Algebra.
by Arak Mathai, Hans J. Haubold - De Gruyter Open
This textbook on linear algebra is written to be easy to digest by non-mathematicians. It introduces the concepts of vector spaces and mappings between them without dwelling on theorems and proofs too much. It is also designed to be self-contained.
by Wilfred Kaplan, Donald J. Lewis - University of Michigan Library
In the second volume of Calculus and Linear Algebra, the concept of linear algebra is further developed and applied to geometry, many-variable calculus, and differential equations. This volume introduces many novel ideas and proofs.