Hi, I'm a grad student in pure math and I'm trying to re-learn my linear algebra from scratch because I never learned it properly while I was an undergrad. Actually, the course I took in second year was aimed mostly at science students and so we never went into much depth (half the course was on matrix algebra). Now, I'm having trouble picking a suitable linear algebra book for self-study. I'm looking for an approach which is very theoretical and directed to a mature audience but also self-contained at the same time to some extent. I want to avoid computations and applications as much as possible, but I'm finding out that you can't learn linear algebra without getting into matrices and determinants. I was wondering if someone can suggest a few books for me. I have the following books right now: 1. Linear Algebra (4th Edition) by Friedberg, Insel, Spence 2. Linear Algebra (2nd Edition) by Hoffman, Kunze 3. The Linear Algebra a Beginning Graduate Student Ought to Know by Jonathan Golan Are these books good? I've heard a lot about the Hoffman & Kunze book. I found the Golan book by searching randomly.