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And my second subject is linear algebra. We did have a course in the first semester, but it was just too fast to grasp. I would like a few recommendations on what to buy.

Both these books will be used for self study.

Thanks,

Navneeth

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And my second subject is linear algebra. We did have a course in the first semester, but it was just too fast to grasp. I would like a few recommendations on what to buy.

Both these books will be used for self study.

Thanks,

Navneeth

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Use Rudin for Analysis

Courant for Calculus (good physics applications)

Apostol Calculus is good as a 'traditional textbook'

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Analysis - Rudin is the classic, no doubt about it. You'll want to have it for reference no matter what. For a first introduction, though, many folks have better luck with Steven Lay's book or even Zakon. Zakon offers his book for download from his page at the University of Windsor. Lay and Zakon are different from Rudin in that they "bridge the gap" between the calculation-based based courses (Calc., DiffEq. LinAlg) to classes requiring proofs. I recommend downloading Zakon's book, taking a look, and if it feels too easy, go straight into Rudin or similar.

Finally, don't underestimate Schaums guides. They will never replace a good textbook, but having a stack of solved problems (albeit with occasional mistakes) to work through can be invaluable. They are cheap and I know that they have them for Linear Algebra and Advanced Calculus (as well as about every other subject under the sun!) They are also VERY useful when the GRE subject tests roll around and you need to review.

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Thank you.

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ISBN:0471044091

This is the most diverse and CLEAR book I have ever seen. I highly recommend it.

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please anybody with textbook on how to build transfomerless power inverter

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For linear algebra:

https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=321732&highlight=linear+algebra

https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=349414&highlight=linear+algebra

https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=250581&highlight=linear+algebra

https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=352158&highlight=linear+algebra

https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=144020&highlight=linear+algebra

For real analysis:

https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=358173&highlight=analysis

https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=345808&highlight=analysis

https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=343918&highlight=analysis

https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=333250&highlight=analysis

https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=310681&highlight=analysis

You can find more threads, if you want, by using the search function.

Good Luck!

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Yeah, old thread, but I do agree with you. The kind of analysis that physicists need is something more like the ancient Whittaker & Watson,

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