Elementary Linear Algebra 10th edition gives an elementary treatment of linear algebra that is suitable for a first course for undergraduate students. The aim is to present the fundamentals of linear algebra in the clearest possible way; pedagogy is the main consideration. Calculus is not a prerequisite, but there are clearly labeled exercises and examples (which can be omitted without loss of continuity) for students who have studied calculus. Technology also is not required, but for those who would like to use MATLAB, Maple, or Mathematica, or calculators with linear algebra capabilities, exercises are included at the ends of chapters that allow for further exploration using those tools.
**** The first edition (1973) is cited in BCL3. A textbook that presents the fundamentals of linear algebra for students in their freshman or sophomore year. Calculus is not a prerequisite, but there are exercises and examples for students with a calculus background. This revised edition (sixth was 1991) implements a number of the recommendations of the Linear Algebra Curriculum Study Group. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)