What are good second course books in linear algebra for self-study?

In summary, some commonly recommended books for self-study in linear algebra include "Linear Algebra Done Right" by Sheldon Axler, "Linear Algebra: A Modern Introduction" by David Poole, and "Introduction to Linear Algebra" by Gilbert Strang. These books are often praised for their clear explanations, extensive examples and practice problems, and thorough coverage of advanced topics. Additionally, there are many online resources available to supplement these books, such as video lectures and interactive tutorials. It is recommended to have some prior knowledge of linear algebra before using these books for self-study, and they can be used for both self-study and classroom use.
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What are best second course(undergraduate) books in linear algebra for self-study?I have already read Introduction to Linear Algebra by Lang.
 
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Linear Algebra Done Right. You can use it in conjunction with Artin: Algebra (I mentioned this to you before...).

Axler avoids determinants till the end, but Artin uses Determinants in chapter 1. However, Artin is a Modern Algebra book...

You could always read Lang's Linear Algebra. However, I really enjoy Axler.

Another book that is popular is Friedberg/Insel/Spence. It takes a more standard approach.
 

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1. What is linear algebra?

Linear algebra is a branch of mathematics that deals with linear equations, linear transformations, and vector spaces. It involves the study of systems of linear equations and their solutions, as well as the properties of vectors and matrices.

2. Why is linear algebra important?

Linear algebra is a fundamental tool in many fields, including physics, engineering, computer science, and economics. It provides a framework for solving complex problems involving multiple variables and allows for efficient computation and analysis of large datasets.

3. What are some good second course books in linear algebra for self-study?

Some popular second course books in linear algebra for self-study include "Linear Algebra: A Modern Introduction" by David Poole, "Linear Algebra Done Right" by Sheldon Axler, and "Linear Algebra and Its Applications" by Gilbert Strang.

4. How do I know if a linear algebra book is suitable for self-study?

Look for books that are well-structured, have clear explanations and examples, and include exercises and solutions for practice. It's also helpful to read reviews and recommendations from other self-study learners.

5. What are some tips for self-studying linear algebra?

Some tips for self-studying linear algebra include setting a study schedule, breaking down the material into manageable chunks, actively engaging with the material by taking notes and working through exercises, and seeking help from online resources or study groups if needed.

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