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A Linear Algebra book that actually has applications to Physics or anything really

  1. Jan 10, 2012 #1
    Sorry if I sound naive but why do so many Linear Algebra books have the titles "and applications" only to give maybe one snippet of applications in each chapter.. I feel ripped off by those titles. I have Linear Algebra with Applications by Strang, Linear Algebra And Its Applications by David C Lay, Poole's Linear Algebra and some other random websites books, etc. Poole's book is very, very good and it actually does have applications but I'm ready to move on now and get into more of the advanced stuff in LA. Poole's book covers the basics really well and I would highly recommend it to anyone first studying LA. Every time I hear about Linear Algebra the first thing that is said is "Linear Algebra is a very important subject with many applications..."

    From what I gathered it's used in QM a lot but I don't think I'm really ready for QM just yet. So, are there any good books for Linear Algebra's applications? Or should I just jump into QM right now? Thanks for any help.
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  3. Jan 10, 2012 #2


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    Re: A Linear Algebra book that actually has applications to Physics or anything reall

    try evar nering, linear algebra and matrix theory. it has applications to linear programming, communications theory, differential equations, oscillations of mechanical systems, representations of finite groups, symmetric mechanical systems. heres one for under $2.

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