A First Course in Linear Algebra

A First Course in Linear Algebra

A First Course in Linear Algebra is an introductory textbook designed for university 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.
It has numerous worked examples and exercises, along with precise statements of definitions and complete proofs of every theorem, making it ideal for independent study.


  • Systems of Linear Equations
  • Vectors
  • Matrices
  • Vector Spaces
  • Determinants
  • Eigenvalues
  • Linear Transformations
  • Representations

Book Details

Author(s): Robert A. Beezer
Format(s): PDF, HTML
File size: 7.80 MB
Number of pages: 1037
Link: Download or read online.

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