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Hello,

I just completed a math course that had a mixture of differential equations and linear algebra. The book used was Elementary Differential Equations with Linear Algebra by Rabenstein. Since the class covered both topics, of course we couldn't go into a lot of detail for either type of math as a single course on either subject.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0155209841/?tag=pfamazon01-20

However, the book is very hard to understand. I already have in my possession Differential equations by Boyce and Diprima, and I was looking for something to read about linear algebra.

I am looking for books that show the geometry involved (pictures are great!!!), I liked Larson and Edwards Calculus

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0547167024/?tag=pfamazon01-20

Basically, I am an engineering student, I have no interest in deep mathematical inductive reasoning or proving theorems, I just want something that gives a good explanation of the geometry involved and gives some good pictures to show what the concepts mean, and if the book has application sections for the chapters, that would be fantastic.

I still have a very bad intuition for any of the concepts of DE/LA, it was very analytical and not geometric. The larson book had very good intuition and I enjoyed it a great deal, so something at that level would be fantastic. Another criteria is that the answers for atleast even or odd problems is shown in the back of the book, or has a solutions manual available to students.

Also, if you got something that meets the same criteria for DE, I would look at that too. And lastly, I would like something that is pretty cheap! Don't want to spend a lot on textbooks!

Again, please nothing like Spivak or anything that is heavily focused towards a math major!!

I just completed a math course that had a mixture of differential equations and linear algebra. The book used was Elementary Differential Equations with Linear Algebra by Rabenstein. Since the class covered both topics, of course we couldn't go into a lot of detail for either type of math as a single course on either subject.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0155209841/?tag=pfamazon01-20

However, the book is very hard to understand. I already have in my possession Differential equations by Boyce and Diprima, and I was looking for something to read about linear algebra.

I am looking for books that show the geometry involved (pictures are great!!!), I liked Larson and Edwards Calculus

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0547167024/?tag=pfamazon01-20

Basically, I am an engineering student, I have no interest in deep mathematical inductive reasoning or proving theorems, I just want something that gives a good explanation of the geometry involved and gives some good pictures to show what the concepts mean, and if the book has application sections for the chapters, that would be fantastic.

I still have a very bad intuition for any of the concepts of DE/LA, it was very analytical and not geometric. The larson book had very good intuition and I enjoyed it a great deal, so something at that level would be fantastic. Another criteria is that the answers for atleast even or odd problems is shown in the back of the book, or has a solutions manual available to students.

Also, if you got something that meets the same criteria for DE, I would look at that too. And lastly, I would like something that is pretty cheap! Don't want to spend a lot on textbooks!

Again, please nothing like Spivak or anything that is heavily focused towards a math major!!

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