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Best learning material for intro to Linear Algebra?

  1. Dec 9, 2013 #1
    I'd post in the learning materials section but I am unable to do so there for some reason.

    Which of these is the best to learn from?


    I searched google for "intro linear algebra pdf" and came up with a number of results. However, I can't tell which one is the best to learn from so help would be appreciated.

    I don't have a textbook to study from.

    This one from UC Davis seems quite nice since it even has video links.
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  4. Dec 10, 2013 #3
    Specifically, I am most interested in books involving applied Linear Algebra since I am an engineering student.

    jedishrfu, I have looked into the Khan Academy videos you showed me and they seem quite good. However, I would also like a physical text as well.
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    This open course discusses topics on matrix theory and linear algebra, including systems of equations, vector spaces, determinants, eigenvalues, similarity, and positive definite matrices. I think this is very helpful for those who want to learn linear algebra independently since it provides a complete set of lecture videos, summary notes, problem solving videos, and a full set of exams and solutions.
  10. Jul 31, 2014 #9
    Yes, All sources which are shared here useful to know about Linear Algebra very easily. I think this helpful not only for me, also for my students as well. good job done by all.
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    I'm doing a self study/tutorial of linear algebra this coming fall at my community college. I'm using the MIT OCW course that's linked a couple posts back, along with Gilbert Strang's 'Introduction to Linear Algebra' text. I've started on it already, and it seems to be a really good text so far. The lectures and assorted material contained in the OCW course are great so far as well.
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