Intro to Lin. Alg via MIT OCW 18.06 (part of Electrical Engineering), by Gilbert Strang. I've been doing it as independent study before starting my BSEE next year. I'm getting to the end. Chapter 9 is titled "Numerical Linear Algebra", and is concerned with the heavy, intricate computational side of applied linear algebra, principally in how poorly conditioned matrices are handled and how efficiency and accuracy of solutions are optimized and traded off in actual real world algorithms. None of what's in Ch 9 appears on the final exam and isn't really relevant to Electrical Engineering (maybe for CS, but not for EE broadly speaking...at least, I think so). Ch 9 really seems like an introduction to the sort of thing an Applied Math major would want to master in order to get a job at Mathworks. Does an EE focus need this deeper look into the "under the hood" aspects of numerical linear algebra?