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Thoughts, suggestions, recommendations etc are all appreciated.

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Thoughts, suggestions, recommendations etc are all appreciated.

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shields is also a good book.

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I had Kunze as my teacher in Linear Algebra.

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wow halls, kunze is a friend of mine too. where were you his student?

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I used it, and highly recommend it.Linear Algebraby Stephen H. Friedberg, Arnold J. Insel, and Lawrence E. Spence? Is this text suitable for self-studying?

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You could try Axler's Linear Algebra, which makes little use of determinants. I have heard good things about W.H. Greub's book. Finally, as already mentioned, there are many free books on the Internet. In particular, there is a very good set of notes by a Stanford Professor at http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/113/katznelsonJan1.pdf [Broken]

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Also, regarding "making little use of determinants," it makes for very awkward sections on eigenvectors and eigenvalues. It is as if Axler had nothing better to do but write a book without determinants simply to be different.

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For a basic introduction, there is a book by Gareth Williams that goes into applications and is at an understandable level.

For me, I like to use two different books. I read through a basic introduction such as David Lay's or Gareth Williams. Then, supplement that with Hoffman-Kunze or Axler "level" book.

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I'll definitely be glancing through your notes...:)

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my notes on proofs of big theorems in the calculus thread address this.

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