As the basis of equations (and therefore problem-solving), linear algebra is the most widely taught sub-division of pure mathematics. Dr Allenby has used his experience of teaching linear algebra to write a lively book on the subject that includes historical information about the founders of the subject as well as giving a basic introduction to the mathematics undergraduate. The whole text has been written in a connected way with ideas introduced as they occur naturally. As with the other books in the series, there are many worked examples.
Solutions to the exercises are available online:
* The full set of solutions for lecturers only is available for download on a password protected website at http://textbooks.elsevier.com/
* readers are freely accessible at http://books.elsevier.com/companions/0340610441.
First year mathematics undergraduates and other students taking a first course in linear algebra (taught widely to engineers).