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Linear Algebra Book Recomendations?

  1. Sep 22, 2009 #1
    I need serious help you guys.

    I am studying linear algebra this semester, and the book that professor chose is horse crap. I've gotten straight As in every Calculus class up to this level, and I'm struggling big time. He's using Schaum's outlines to teach this course.

    Can someone recommend me a good Linear Algebra textbook?
     
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  3. Sep 22, 2009 #2

    lurflurf

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    There was another thread
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=276810&highlight=linear+algebra+book

    Schaums outline should be alright, its cheap, you will have you lecture notes, you can suplement with another book. You did not discribe the level of the course. Common levels are
    1)Computational
    2)Transitional
    3)Gentile theoretical
    4)regular theoretical
    5)theoretical
    then of course more specialized books
    In general I suggest
    Strang(lower on) if excessive computation is a must
    Axler (to avoid determinants)
    Lang(2 levels)
    Shilov
    Roman (2 level)
    There are many good choices depending on taste, emphasis, and background.
     
  4. Sep 24, 2009 #3

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    What do you mean by "(2 levels)" and "(2 level)"? Lang has two books on Linear Algebra, so I guess you refer to that fact. But Roman has only one LA book...
     
  5. Oct 27, 2009 #4

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    re: 2 levels
    by Serge Lang
    Introduction to Linear Algebra (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics)
    Linear Algebra (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics)

    Steven Roman
    Introduction to Linear Algebra With Applications
    Advanced Linear Algebra -Graduate Texts in Mathematics v. 135 by Steven Roman
    second edition has many errors thirds edition I hope has fewer
     
  6. Nov 6, 2009 #5
    Thanks!
     
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