I bought this for a class. As a person who has a healthy interest in mathematics and has taken many classes, this is definatley one of the best! Please try your request again later. An Introduction to Abstra... In this sense, abstract mathematics is much more of an art than a science. The book assumes that the reader knows many theorems that aren't even presented anywhere between the covers. Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics, Journey Through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics, An Introduction to Analysis (International Series in Mathematics), Understanding Analysis (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics). Includes topics covered by a typical course in elementary abstract algebra featuring informal discussions followed by thematically arranged exercises. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Valenza, Robert J. I'm keeping the book as a resource for more advanced math classes, but most likely I'll just go find another book for that. JavaScript is currently disabled, this site works much better if you It takes a very different tack from most linear algebra texts: Usually, a linear algebra text begins by inroducing matrices and solving simultaneous equations, teaching computational methods. Bond is a graduate of the College for Financial Planning. This structure is absolutely essential to knowing what's going on: My father took a (less superior) linear algebra class many years ago, and he never understood the concepts behind the mathematical manipulations; I actually sat down with him and taught him the things that I learned in Prof. Valenza's class. Problems are overly complicated but help to understand concepts of they are completed. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. has been added to your Cart. To be fair, the book attempts to explore a broad range of basic mathematics, yet the ease of the first four chapters almost castrates one from the theory to a redundant and over-simplistic examples. Great fun. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Based on lectures given at Claremont McKenna College, this text constitutes a substantial, abstract introduction to linear algebra. To anyone in my position: don't give up! So, I'm sentimental about this book, but I think that sentimentality is well warranted. I fully disagree with the one star review... A Great Structural Approach to Linear Algebra! No-Nonsense Algebra: Part of the Mastering Essential Math Skills Series. The authors extensive background in teaching mathematics shines through in this balanced, explicit, and engaging text, designed as a primer for higher- level mathematics courses. Book is pretty useless. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Please try again. One of these items ships sooner than the other. enable JavaScript in your browser. The book doesn't answer that. Linear algebra is often taught as a series of cookbook exercises involving using matrices to solve systems of equations, but that approach misses the beauty of the subject. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Chapters 4 and 5 are okay, and that's where my course stopped. The readers that will like this book probabely are beginning undergraduate students that want to build a mathematical career and want a first and quick introduction to abstract mathematics. Pure Mathematics for Beginners: A Rigorous Introduction to Logic, Set Theory, Abstr... Introduction to Graph Theory (Dover Books on Mathematics), Real Analysis: A Long-Form Mathematics Textbook. In addition, they will develop an appreciation of the different methods of proof (contradiction, induction), the value of a proof, and the beauty of an elegant argument. Something went wrong. The authors' extensive background in teaching mathematics shines through in this balanced, explicit, and engaging text, designed as a primer for higher-level mathematics courses. Bob has taught at UCLA, CSULA, American Institute for Continuing Education and for the College for Financial Planning. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Extended holiday return window till Jan 31, 2021, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Doesn't correlate to the lectures that well. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Based on lectures given at Claremont McKenna College, this text constitutes a substantial, abstract introduction to linear algebra. A great book for introduction into abstract math. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Linear Algebra: An Introduction to Abstract Mathematics (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics). We have a dedicated site for Germany. 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There was a problem loading your book clubs. The difficult examples, it seems, get lightly touched on, but the easy ones seems to utilize a sledgehammer when needing a regular claw-hammer. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Chapters 1-5 introduce the fundamentals of abstract mathematics and chapters 6-8 apply the ideas and techniques, placing the earlier material in a real context. Reviewed in the United States on September 23, 2012. I can't make a direct comparison, but it would be hard (and probably a bad idea) to use matrices less than Valenza does. Reviewed in the United States on December 3, 2013. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. They elegantly demonstrate process and application and recognize the byproducts of both the achievements and the missteps of past thinkers.