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How To Learn Linear Algebra

  1. Apr 15, 2010 #1
    Hello, this is my first post here. I hope it's in the right place. I'd like to learn Linear Algebra, on the way to understanding matrices, bra-ket and more. I know this is a difficult thing to do, and I wanted to know if this was something that can be self-taught?

    If not, I do have the resources to get tutoring, or audit/take college courses, but some of this seems as though books on the subject could be helpful. I do not plan to become a physicist, or an engineer so this is mostly for my own pleasure and understanding.

    Is this an unrealistic goal?

    Thanks for any help, and if this has been answered elsewhere, sorry.


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  3. Apr 15, 2010 #2
    Linear Algebra is not an overly complicated area of math, and if you are willing to put in the time, carefully read the book, and do many practice problems, I'm sure you could have a very grasp on everything important in it.

    I think the usual suggestion for an introductory book into Linear Algebra is Anton' Elementary Linear Algebra, because it balances theory and applications fairly well.
  4. Apr 15, 2010 #3
    Thanks very much, I will take a look at that book.
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