I know there are suggestions in previous threads and I've searched and read them. I'm currently working through "Calculus with Analytic Geometry" by George Simmons and I love it. I worked though Simmons' pre-calculus book before that. I learnt more from Simmons' books in a few months than I ever did from years of school. I plan to read his topology and differential equations texts as well. Unfortunately Simmons never wrote a linear algebra textbook. So can anyone recommend a text of similar exposition quality to Simmons'. If you're not familiar with the texts, they cut back on the formalism, have nice historical context meanderings throughout the book and are good for self-study. A general intuitive approach to the subject. I'll hopefully be going off to university after the summer to get a mathematics degree and I'll get to all the formalism then, but for now I just want to get a good feel for the subject. I hope some knowledgeable member of the community can shed some light on my problem, Thank you for any time spent doing so. Cillian.