MA339: Applied Linear Algebra
Scott R. Fulton (367 Science Center, 268-2379,
The textbook for MA339 in Fall 2015 will be
Linear Algebra and its Applications (fifth edition)
by David C. Lay, Steven R. lay, and Judi J. McDonald.
The course will utilize MyMathLab, an online system created by the
textbook publisher, Pearson Education. You must purchase your own access code
for MyMathLab for this course. You may buy this with or without a printed
copy of the textbook as follows (listed in order of increasing price):
All of these options will be available at the University Bookstore; other
sources may have lower prices, but be sure you're getting the correct item.
Access code only (ISBN-032119991X, ISBN-13 9780321199911). Together with the
CourseID which I will provide for this course, this access code will give you
access to all course materials (especially homework), including a complete
electronic copy of the full textbook (online only--not downloadable).
According to Pearson Education, "the code will be good for the life of the
edition...as long as the text is in use the access will not expire."
Loose-leaf ("a la carte") book plus access code (ISBN-10 0321989929, ISBN-13
Hardcover book plus access code (ISBN-10 0134022696, ISBN-13 9780134022697)
If you buy the access code only but want a printed textbook at the lowest
possible cost, you could pick up a copy of either the fourth or third edition
(new or used) at potentially lower cost. These editions have essentially the
same text (at least in the chapters we will cover) and thus will be fine for
studying; you'll still have access to the exercises from the fifth edition
(which are different) via MyMathLab.
Mon Jun 22 13:13:49 EDT 2015
Scott R. Fulton