Elementary Linear Algebra with Applications 9th or 10th edition?

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I am about to start a mathematics degree and one of the textbooks I have been advised to get is Elementary Linear Algebra with Applications (10th edition) by Howard Anton & Chris Rorres. This book costs about $130 however I have found the 9th edition of the same book for far less. If anyone is familiar with this book, I am wondering what difference there is between the 9th and 10th editions and will the 9th edition still suffice?
Thanks.
 
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Unless it is required by your course in that they are going to quote page and example numbers I doubt there is that many $ worth of advantage.

My 7th edition, which I am not going to trade up any time soon, cost £27 and is a hardback. I would guess the $ price in the States would have been $27, that was the usual conversion.

Is there not a cheaper paperback version?

All that said both the applications version and the version without applications are very good books indeed and heartily recommended.
 
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From what I know the chapters got reorganized in the 10th edition. So if all you are given are chapters to read then you will problably have some problems. I had anyway ;(
 
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Please I need the Visual Basic algorithm for computing Hermite polynomials.
Thank you very much.
 

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