Invitation to Linear Algebra

David C. Mello

April 24, 2017 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Textbook - 394 Pages - 50 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498779562 - CAT# K29877
Series: Textbooks in Mathematics


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      • The book’s unique lesson format enables students to better understand algebraic concepts
      • Students will learn key elements of linear algebra in an enjoyable fashion
      • Large number of exercises illustrate the applications of the course material
      • Allows instructors to create a course around individual lessons
      • Detailed solutions and hints are provided to selected exercises



Unlike most books of this type, the book has been organized into “lessons” rather than chapters. This has been done to limit the size of the mathematical morsels that students must digest during each class, and to make it easier for instructors to budget class time. The book contains considerably more material than normally appears in a first course. For example, several advanced topics such as the Jordan canonical form and matrix power series have been included. This was done to make the book more flexible than most books presently available, and to allow instructors to choose enrichment material which may reflect their interests, and those of their students.