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Linear Algebra or Analysis?

  1. Sep 5, 2008 #1
    Hey guys,

    I want to self-study some math this year. Would you recommend linear algebra or mathematical analysis first, or does it even make a difference? (If analysis, which text would you recommend? Shilov's Elementary Real and Complex Analysis, Rosenlicht's Introduction to Analysis, or Apostol's Mathematical Analysis?) Thanks a bunch.[/I]
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  3. Sep 5, 2008 #2


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    Any real study of analysis requires a fair bit of linear algebra.
  4. Sep 5, 2008 #3
    What he means is have linear algebra down cold before you attempt to do analysis. Linear algebra is a big part of real analysis, especially once you deal with mutlivariables. Also, getting used to rigorous mathematics is best accomplished by studying linear algebra.
  5. Sep 6, 2008 #4
    Alright. I'll start working on LA then. Thanks a lot.
  6. Sep 6, 2008 #5


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    thats like asking which is better, lafite roTHSCHILD OR LATour. those are all superb.
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