- Textbook: A First Course in Linear Algebra (aka "FCLA")

An open-source (free) textbook in introductory linear algebra. GFDL license.

[Online Version] - Syllabus [PDF]
- Reading Questions in WeBWorK
- Writing Exercises (PDF)
- YouTube Videos, courtesy of Chris Thron
- Sage, FCLA and Linear Algebra
- Grades: Linear Algebra (Math 290B, 11:00, Spring 2017) [Writing]

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your reply to each question. - Please do not use the "Email Instructor" button, my address is beezer@ups.edu
- Many problem statements are randomized, so for responses that require an essay answer be sure to follow instructions about repeating parts of your problem.
- Questions may be similar, but not identical, to the questions in the text.
- For essay questions, the text box may be resizable (drag bottom right corner in Firefox).
- Use
`\(, \)`and`\[, \]`around mathematics, not`$, $`and`$$, $$`. - Use
`\[, \]`to get multi-line output. For example,`\[A\] \[B\] \[C\]`will put`A, B, C`onto three lines, each displayed as mathematical notation. - When you start doing bigger displays of several vectors at a time, write your LaTeX (between
`\(, \)`or`\[, \]`)*all on one line*of the textbox, or you (and I) will see lots of garbage (HTML tags really). - You can see some LaTeX source in the online version of the book, but these frequently rely on a collection of macros that are not available to you in WeBWorK.
- Extensive use of the
`\text{}`macro is unwise.

These books amplify the Proof Techniques in the textbook and each has an open license which allows you to legally download and retain a copy indefinitely.

- Mathematical Reasoning: Writing and Proof, Sundstrom, CC-BY-NC-SA License
- A Gentle Introduction to the Art of Mathematics, Fields, GFDL License
- Book of Proof, Hammack, CC-BY-ND License

These books are similar to the three above, but must be purchased.

- The Nuts and Bolts of Proof, Cupillari
- Thinking Mathematically, Mason/Burton/Stacey
- How to Read and Do Proofs, Solow
- How to Prove It: A Structured Approach, Velleman
- Mathematical Thinking: Problem-Solving and Proofs, West/D'Angelo
- Proofs and Fundamentals: A First Course in Abstract Mathematics, Bloch

Sage is open-source software for advanced mathematics. Here are two of the ways you can use it.

- SageMathCloud
- Sage Cell Server (one-off computations)

Main website for Sage: Sage Website

- Sage Math Cloud: online Sage and TeX environment
- TeX on Web: another online TeX compiler
- Detexify - online LaTeX symbol finder
- The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List - huge PDF of useful and arcane symbols
- Free LaTeX Book: The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX2e; Tobias Oetiker, et alia
- LaTeX Book: Guide to LaTeX; Helmut Kopka, Patrick Daly (highly recommended)

- Python Book: Dive Into Python; Mark Pilgrim
- Math Forum Linear Algebra Pages
- Oliver Knill's Linear Algebra Handouts
- Another open-content linear algebra textbook, Linear Algebra by Jim Hefferon
- Initial work on a second text: A Second Course in Linear Algebra

These examinations are offered with no guarantees. Notation, techniques, and emphases will vary (sometimes radically) from semester to semester. **Use at your own risk**. There are definitely a few typos in problem statements and in the solutions. **I do not maintain these**, nor do I entertain questions about them via email.

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Last updated: January 10, 2017