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  • Author:
    Jim Hefferon
  • ISBN:
    1616100532
  • ISBN13:
    978-1616100537
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  • Publisher:
    Orange Grove Texts Plus (September 24, 2009)
  • Pages:
    449 pages
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by Jim Hefferon (Author). This textbook is highly readable. It is easy to understand and does a great job of explaining odd concepts.

by Jim Hefferon (Author). ISBN-13: 978-1944325039. I recommend getting the solutions manual as well, which helps serve as a guide to solving problems.

Temporarily out of stock. The book is also very good at being set up for not only self learning (there is even a hypothetical syllabus for one to use in the beginning of the book), but it's also designed to be a 1 semester classroom book for a Junior/Senior level Linear Algebra class. All in all, this is a FANTASTIC book.

A Free text for a standard US undergraduate course. Jim Hefferon Mathematics and Statistics Department Saint Michael's College jhefferon at smcvt. Linear Algebra is a text for a first US undergraduate Linear Algebra course. You can use it as a main text, as a supplement, or for independent study.

The coverage is standard: linear systems and Gauss' method, vector spaces, linear maps and matrices, determinants, and eigenvectors and eigenvalues. Prerequisites: A semester of calculus. Students with three semesters of calculus can skip a few sections.

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Jim Hefferon, Saint Michael's College. The book covers the standard material for an introductory course in linear algebra

Jim Hefferon, Saint Michael's College. ISBN 13: 9781944325039. Publisher: Jim Hefferon. The book covers the standard material for an introductory course in linear algebra.

1 LINEAR ALGEBRA Jim Hefferon 3 Preface This book helps students to master the material of a standard US undergraduate first course in Linear Algebra

1 LINEAR ALGEBRA Jim Hefferon }, complex numbers (. .3 Preface This book helps students to master the material of a standard US undergraduate first course in Linear Algebra. The material is standard in that the subjects covered are Gaussian reduction, vector spaces, linear maps, determinants, and eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

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Preface This book helps students to master the material of a standard US undergraduate first course in Linear Algebra. Another standard is books audience: sophomores or juniors, usually with a background of at least one semester of calculus.

My ideal linear algebra textbook would: Include plenty of motivating examples. But don't be fooled by the price: Hefferon's book is better than most of the expensive tomes sold in college bookstores. Show how to solve real-world problems. Everything in Hefferon's book is superbly motivated. The first chapter begins with two real-world examples: Unknown weights placed on balances, and the ratios of complex molecules in chemical reactions. These examples are used to introduce Gauss's method for solving systems of linear equations.

This book helps students to master the material of a standard US undergraduate linear algebra course. The material is standard in that the topics covered are Gaussian reduction, vector spaces, linear maps, determinants, and eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Another standard about the book is its audience: sophomores or juniors, usually with a background of at least one semester of Calculus. The help that it gives to students comes from taking a developmental approach - this book's presentation emphasizes motivation and naturalness, driven home by a wide variety of examples and by extensive and careful exercises.

Coiril
I got an A in Calculus 1 with Analytic Geometry, and I am very comfortable using programs like Mathematica, Maple, and to a degree: programming in Fortran 95. I have at least met, if not exceeded the requirements to teach myself linear algebra with this book. Although, guidance on occasion is advised in the preface of the book. It is also advised that the reader have taken at least a semester of Calculus. If one hasn't studied Calculus, it shouldn't be a problem to pick up this book, read carefully, do the problems, and learn quickly and easily.

The reason behind that is, a student who has taken calculus REALLY had to learn quickly that mathematical concepts build upon themselves. Forgetting mathematical concepts, or telling oneself "I'm done with that section. It's all over. Now I can forget this stuff and worry about the next test" WILL cause some very serious problems in Calculus or any course afterwards.

Fortunately, this book starts out with solving systems of equations. Then you learn basic matrix operations, and your mathematical maturity builds throughout the course (by that, I mean proofs, notations, and other things that are major parts of upper level mathematics courses). I have a few other well known, highly regarded books, but none compare to Jim Hefferon's version.

Applications with computers are emphasized strongly, there are generally far more problems and examples than any other Linear Algebra book that I've read, and science applications, very unusually, are used as examples in this first-semester linear algebra book.

The first example actually uses a system of equations to balance a chemical formula. Now that I have this book, I can finally show my chemistry and physics professor how useful the subject is.

The book is also very good at being set up for not only self learning (there is even a hypothetical syllabus for one to use in the beginning of the book), but it's also designed to be a 1 semester classroom book for a Junior/Senior level Linear Algebra class.

All in all, this is a FANTASTIC book. Buy it. You won't regret it.
Kefym
Exceptionally clear and well written. Introduces difficult concepts hently but thoroughly.
Mysterious Wrench
This is a Dover Book. Hence, not expensive.

Well written with good explanations.

The author continuously updates the contents of the book on his web site.

He has also posted the solutions-- good for those who have embarked on self study!
Nto
This is probably the most simple book on linear algebra. It is excellent for a beginner like myself. You must buy this if you are just starting out with linear algebra. It's better than most expensive textbooks on the subject.
Lucam
Excellent.
SkroN
This book is very good -- organization, typesetting and visual presentation, clarity, reasonable rigor (not exaggerated, but not lacking), good examples, several exercises (from simple operational "calculate this" to others that require more thinking or involve modeling) -- overall, it's very good... Hefferon has clearly made a great effort to find relevant examples and to make everything as clear as possible. Lots of theorems are proved, but the book is *not* dense or terse -- on the contrary!

There is also some (just a bit, actually) computer code used as example (Scheme, C, Python, Octave, Fortran).

There are special sections on computer algebra systems, crystallography, voting paradoxes, projective geometry, for example.

Solutions to the exercises are available fro mthe author's website.

Undergrads having problems with Linear Algebra should check out this book.

By the way, the book is also available for free from his website (but the printed copy is absolutely worth the price)
Snowskin
Excellent introductory book. Well done!
I just feel like learning a little bit linear algebra as I have no idea what those matrix stuffs are, but I don't see the point why this book charges a whopping $4,500...maybe mathematicians are used to large numbers.