I just was wondering what would be the best way to begin preparing for a course in linear algebra. It is a upper division applied course. Also, how does linear algebra compare in, conceptual thinking compared to say Calculus 3? The course description is as follows: Solving linear systems, matrices, determinants, vector spaces, bases, linear transformations, eigenvectors, norms, inner products, decompositions, applications. Problem solving using MATLAB. Also, does anyone have any recommendations of supplemental texts that they found especially helpful when taking linear algebra?