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**Summary:**What would be a good book for learning Linear Algebra by myself in my situation (which is explained in my post below)?

I did an undergraduate Linear Algebra course about 18 years ago. The textbook we used was Howard Anton’s “Elementary Linear Algebra”. The problem is that I never really got a real understanding of what I was doing even though I still managed to get an A. I could follow certain methods of computing things like eigenvectors and stuff. Still, as I said, I didn’t understand the concepts behind them or why I was computing what I was computing, or what was happening under the hood of those calculations. As an analogy, consider someone being able to follow certain procedures and compute integrals without really understanding that they are calculating the area under a curve or a volume. That’s what happened with my linear algebra course. The only thing I do remember understanding is how the Gaussian elimination method could solve a system of linear equations.

Now I would like to really learn and understand the concepts behind the topics covered in a standard Linear Algebra course just for the sake of learning them. What would be a textbook or other resources like YouTube channels, etc. that would be appropriate for my needs?