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1. Schaum's Outline of Linear Algebra Fourth Edition (Schaum's Outline Series) by Seymour Lipschutz, Marc Lipson | |
Paperback: 432
Pages
(2008-08-26)
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Editorial Review Product Description Schaum's has Satisfied Students for 50 Years. Now Schaum's Biggest Sellers are in New Editions! For half a century, more than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them study faster, learn better, and get top grades. Now Schaum's celebrates its 50th birthday with a brand-new look, a new format with hundreds of practice problems, and completely updated information to conform to the latest developments in every field of study. Schaum's Outlines-Problem Solved More than 500,000 sold! Linear algebra is a foundation course for students entering mathematics, engineering, and computer science, and the fourth edition includes more problems connected directly with applications to these majors. It is also updated throughout to include new essential appendices in algebraic systems, polynomials, and matrix applications. Customer Reviews (7)
To the point, rigorous, inexpensive
It makes linear algebra easier if you are learning it in a class
Good revision book, quite a few errors
just okay
very helpful |
2. Linear Algebra by Georgi E. Shilov | |
Paperback: 387
Pages
(1977-06-01)
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Editorial Review Product Description Customer Reviews (21)
Excellent text for the mathematically mature
Translator transformed a masterpiece into a monster's piece
Excellent Linear Algebra Text
Slow going (for me anyway)
rigorous and rewarding |
3. Introduction to Linear Algebra, Fourth Edition by Gilbert Strang | |
Hardcover: 584
Pages
(2009-02-10)
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Editorial Review Product Description Introduction to Linear Algebra, Fourth Edition includes challenge problems to complement the review problems that have been highly praised in previous editions. The basic course is followed by seven applications: differential equations, engineering, graph theory, statistics, fourier methods and the FFT, linear programming, and computer graphics. Thousands of teachers in colleges and universities and now high schools are using this book, which truly explains this crucial subject. Chapter 1: Introduction to Vectors; Chapter 2: Solving Linear Equations; Chapter 3: Vector Spaces and Subspaces; Chapter 4: Orthogonality; Chapter 5: Determinants; Chapter 6: Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors; Chapter 7: Linear Transformations; Chapter 8: Applications; Chapter 9: Numerical Linear Algebra; Chapter 10: Complex Vectors and Matrices; Solutions to Selected Exercises; Final Exam. Matrix Factorizations. Conceptual Questions for Review. Glossary: A Dictionary for Linear Algebra Index Teaching Codes Linear Algebra in a Nutshell. Customer Reviews (46)
Not the worst, but close
Gold Standard
Decent but not fantastic
School Book
Good Book but with unclear parts (then watch the lectures) |
4. Linear Algebra Done Right by Sheldon Axler | |
Paperback: 272
Pages
(1997-07-18)
list price: US$44.95 -- used & new: US$22.96 (price subject to change: see help) Asin: 0387982582 Average Customer Review: Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
Editorial Review Product Description FROM THE REVIEWS: AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL MONTHLY"The determinant-free proofs are elegant and intuitive." CHOICE "Every discipline of higher mathematics evinces the profound importance of linear algebra in some way, either for the power derived from its techniques or the inspiration offered by its concepts. Axler demotes determinants (usually quite a central technique in the finite dimensional setting, though marginal in infinite dimensions) to a minor role. To so consistently do without determinants constitutes a tour de forces in the service of simplicity and clarity; these are also well served by the general precision of Axler's prose. Students with a view towards applied mathematics, analysis, or operator theory will be well served. The most original linear algebra book to appear in years, it certainly belongs in every undergraduate library." ZENTRALBLATT MATH "Altogether, the text is a didactic masterpiece." Customer Reviews (54)
Very poor quality printing
Linear algebra made fun!
Linear algebra done right
GREAT BOOK
Great book for Applied Mathematics. |
5. Linear Algebra and Its Applications, 3rd Updated Edition (Book & CD-ROM) by David C. Lay | |
Hardcover: 576
Pages
(2005-09-01)
list price: US$141.33 -- used & new: US$56.00 (price subject to change: see help) Asin: 0321287134 Average Customer Review: Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
Editorial Review Product Description Linear algebra is relatively easy for students during the early stages of the course, when the material is presented in a familiar, concrete setting. But when abstract concepts are introduced, students often hit a brick wall. Instructors seem to agree that certain concepts (such as linear independence, spanning, subspace, vector space, and linear transformations), are not easily understood, and require time to assimilate. Since they are fundamental to the study of linear algebra, students' understanding of these concepts is vital to their mastery of the subject. Lay introduces these concepts early in a familiar, concrete Rn setting, develops them gradually, and returns to them again and again throughout the text so that when discussed in the abstract, these concepts are more accessible. Customer Reviews (37)
Linear Algebra.
NOT A GREAT BOOK
FIRSTCLASSBOOKS:Linear Algebra and Its Applications
Apparently not a self-study book
Do Not Purchase From This Seller! |
6. Linear Algebra For Dummies by Mary Jane Sterling | |
Paperback: 384
Pages
(2009-07-07)
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Editorial Review Product Description Your hands-on guide to real-world applications of linear algebra Does linear algebra leave you feeling lost? No worries —this easy-to-follow guide explains the how and the why of solving linear algebra problems in plain English. From matrices to vector spaces to linear transformations, you'll understand the key concepts and see how they relate to everything from genetics to nutrition to spotted owl extinction.
Open the book and find:
Customer Reviews (6)
not perfect but useful
The typos are a tremendous shame
be smarter than the book!
useful to me
Linear Algebra for Dummies |
7. Linear Algebra and Its Applications by Gilbert Strang | |
Hardcover: 544
Pages
(2005-07-19)
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Editorial Review Product Description Customer Reviews (73)
If you are a beginner, this is the book you must read!!!
The best book for a first course in applied linear algebra
Wow...more than I ever wanted to know!
Still the clearest text on Linear Algebra
A Review of the 2nd Edition |
8. Student Solutions Manual for Linear Algebra with Applications by Otto Bretscher | |
Paperback: 184
Pages
(2009-03-02)
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Editorial Review Product Description Customer Reviews (60)
Poor textbook.Would have given 0 stars if possible.
Linear Algebra Book
waste of money
Best textbook I've taught out of
Worst Piece of **** I ever read in my life. |
9. Linear Algebra: A Modern Introduction by David Poole | |
Hardcover: 768
Pages
(2010-05-25)
list price: US$207.95 -- used & new: US$144.99 (price subject to change: see help) Asin: 0538735457 Average Customer Review: Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
Editorial Review Product Description Customer Reviews (23)
Bargain
Exactly what I needed
A Good Linear Algebra Reference
Numerous errors
Can compensate for a bad instructor! |
10. Linear Algebra Demystified by David McMahon | |
Paperback: 255
Pages
(2005-10-28)
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Editorial Review Product Description Customer Reviews (23)
Carelessly written
Too many typos and math errors to be of any use
The number of errors makes it nearly useless at best, confusing at worst.
Even the errata list has errors!
What a terrible book . . . |
11. Linear Algebra and its Applications (Instructor's Edition) Update by David C. Lay | |
Hardcover:
Pages
(2006)
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Editorial Review Product Description Customer Reviews (48)
Solid Introduction
Great way to save cash
Good introductory text but may not be enough for the math savvy ...
slow shipping but good product
good first introduction |
12. Elementary Linear Algebra by Ron Larson, David C. Falvo | |
Hardcover: 560
Pages
(2008-07-03)
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Maybe my expectations are too high
very good
I love it
Excellent book to learn Linear Algebra
Very good, solid textbook |
13. Introductory Linear Algebra: An Applied First Course (8th Edition) by Bernard Kolman, David R. Hill | |
Hardcover: 768
Pages
(2004-08-12)
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Editorial Review Product Description This book presents an introduction to linear algebra and to some of its significant applications. It covers the essentials of linear algebra (including Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors) and shows how the computer is used for applications. Emphasizing the computational and geometrical aspects of the subject, this popular book covers the following topics comprehensively but not exhaustively: linear equations and matrices and their applications; determinants; vectors and linear transformations; real vector spaces; eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and diagonalization; linear programming; and MATLAB for linear algebra. Its useful and comprehensive appendices make this an excellent desk reference for anyone involved in mathematics and computer applications. Customer Reviews (5)
Like Every Other Review
Unhelpful in the extreme
One of the WORST textbooks I ever used
A math book
Best math book I've ever had |
14. 3,000 Solved Problems in Linear Algebra by Seymour Lipschutz | |
Paperback: 750
Pages
(1989-01-01)
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Editorial Review Product Description These books help readers review and master what they've learned by showing them how to solve thousands of relevant problems. Perfect for preparing for graduate or professional exams, these detailed reminders of problem-solving techniques show readers the best strategies for answering even the toughest questions, including the types that appear on typical tests. Customer Reviews (9)
Where's the index?
Awful
3000 Solved Problems in Linear Algebra
Linear Algebra Review
Very good book, worth the price I recommend this book.Heck, it's only $24 (you can get a used copy for half the price) and I suspect you'll spend "more" time with this book than you will your actual $100+ textbook (I know that I did). I'd also like to recommend that you hunt down a used copy (or go to your library and see if they have it) of "Elementary Linear Algebra" by Howard Anton.We had to use the Grossman book (along with its confusing examples and below-average way of showing proofs).After getting frustrated with the Grossman book (and only using it to do the homework problems (but not using the book to actually understand the concepts as the book was way-below-par in doing so) as our teacher assigned us numerous problems), I stuck mainly with the Anton book (any edition after (or including) the 4th edition will do) and this book to get me thru the course with an A. Get this book though.Even if it helps you understand just one topic more clearly then your textbook (and I'm sure it will help you with dozens), it will have paid for itself.You can never practice enough (as Linear algebra will take alot of your time) and this book will come in handy with their explanation and sample problems (that so many textbooks neglect to show).One word of caution though is that the author prefers to solve some of the problems in ways that your teacher may not.Never-the-less, a good book. ... Read more |
15. Linear Algebra with Applications (8th Edition) by Steve Leon | |
Hardcover: 552
Pages
(2009-09-05)
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Editorial Review Product Description This thorough and accessible text–from one of the leading figures in the use of technology in linear algebra–gives readers a challenging and broad understanding of the subject. The author infuses key concepts with their modern practical applications to offer readers examples of how mathematics is used in the real world. This book stresses the important roles geometry and visualization play in understanding linear algebra.
Matrices and Systems of Equations, Determinants, Vector Spaces, Linear Transformations, Orthogonality, Eigenvalues, Numerical Linear Algebra For all readers interested in linear algebra. Customer Reviews (1)
Great book |
16. Linear Algebra with Applications (7th Edition) by Steven J. Leon | |
Hardcover: 544
Pages
(2005-06-16)
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Editorial Review Product Description This thorough and accessible book from one of the leading figures in the field of linear algebra provides readers with both a challenging and broad understanding of linear algebra. The author infuses key concepts with their modern practical applications to offer readers examples of how mathematics is used in the real world. Topics such as linear systems theory, matrix theory, and vector space theory are integrated with real world applications to give a clear understanding of the material and the application of the concepts to solve real world problems. Each chapter contains integrated worked examples and chapter tests. The book stresses the important role geometry and visualization play in understanding linear algebra. For anyone interested in the application of linear algebra theories to solve real world problems. Customer Reviews (8)
Math is easy once you know how
Poor examples.
Hate this book
Very Satisfied
Linear Algebra Done Wrong |
17. Linear Algebra by Jim Hefferon | |
Paperback: 450
Pages
(2009-06-01)
list price: US$13.95 -- used & new: US$12.55 (price subject to change: see help) Asin: 0982406215 Average Customer Review: Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
Editorial Review Product Description Customer Reviews (1)
One of the best introductory Linear Algebra books I've found |
18. Matrix Analysis and Applied Linear Algebra Book and Solutions Manual by Carl D. Meyer | |
Textbook Binding: 700
Pages
(2001-02-15)
list price: US$97.00 -- used & new: US$75.48 (price subject to change: see help) Asin: 0898714540 Average Customer Review: Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
Editorial Review Product Description The textbook contains more than 240 examples, 650 exercises, historical notes, and comments on numerical performance and some of the possible pitfalls of algorithms. It comes with a solutions manual that includes complete solutions to all of the exercises. As a bonus, a CD-ROM is included that contains a searchable copy of the entire textbook and all solutions. Detailed information on topics mentioned in examples, references for additional study, thumbnail sketches and photographs of mathematicians, and a history of linear algebra and computing are also on the CD-ROM, which can be used on all platforms. Students will love the book's clear presentation and informal writing style. The detailed applications are valuable to them in seeing how linear algebra is applied to real-life situations. One of the most interesting aspects of this book, however, is the inclusion of historical information. These personal insights into some of the greatest mathematicians who developed this subject provide a spark for students and make the teaching of this topic more fun. Customer Reviews (26)
Good depth and breadth
good for some, not so good for others
A Remarkable Book of The Highest Standard
Most Useless Linear Algebra Book Ever Written
Excelent book! |
19. Linear Algebra (2nd Edition) by Kenneth M Hoffman, Ray Kunze | |
Hardcover: 407
Pages
(1971-04-25)
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Editorial Review Product Description This introduction to linear algebra features intuitive introductions and examples to motivate important ideas and to illustrate the use of results of theorems.
Linear Equations; Vector Spaces; Linear Transformations; Polynomials; Determinants; Elementary canonical Forms; Rational and Jordan Forms; Inner Product Spaces; Operators on Inner Product Spaces; Bilinear Forms
For all readers interested in linear algebra. Customer Reviews (20)
Bible on the subject
The Evolution of Linear Algebra
Linear Algebra
A Beautiful Mathematics Book
A unique approach |
20. Applied Numerical Linear Algebra by James W. Demmel | |
Paperback: 431
Pages
(1997-08-01)
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Editorial Review Product Description If you are looking for a textbook that - teaches state-of-the-art techniques for solving linear algebra problems, - covers the most important methods for dense and sparse problems, - presents both the mathematical background and good software techniques, - is self-contained, assuming only a good undergraduate background in linear algebra, then this is the book for you. Algorithms are derived in a mathematically illuminating way, including condition numbers and error bounds. Direct and iterative algorithms, suitable for dense and sparse matrices, are discussed. Algorithm design for modern computer architectures, where moving data is often more expensive than arithmetic operations, is discussed in detail, using LAPACK as an illustration. There are many numerical examples throughout the text and in the problems at the ends of chapters, most of which are written in Matlab and are freely available on the Web. Material either not available elsewhere, or presented quite differently in other textbooks, includes - a discussion of the impact of modern cache-based computer memories on algorithm design; - frequent recommendations and pointers in the text to the best software currently available, including a detailed performance comparison of state-of-the-art software for eigenvalue and least squares problems, and a description of sparse direct solvers for serial and parallel machines; - a discussion of iterative methods ranging from Jacobi's method to multigrid and domain decomposition, with performance comparisons on a model problem; - a great deal of Matlab-based software, available on the Web, which either implements algorithms presented in the book, produces the figures in the book, or is used in homework problems; - numerical examples drawn from fields ranging from mechanical vibrations to computational geometry; - high-accuracy algorithms for solving linear systems and eigenvalue problems, along with tighter "relative" error bounds;- dynamical systems interpretations of some eigenvalue algorithms. Demmel discusses several current research topics, making students aware of both the lively research taking place and connections to other parts of numerical analysis, mathematics, and computer science. Some of this material is developed in questions at the end of each chapter, which are marked Easy, Medium, or Hard according to their difficulty. Some questions are straightforward, supplying proofs of lemmas used in the text. Others are more difficult theoretical or computing problems. Questions involving significant amounts of programming are marked Programming. The computing questions mainly involve Matlab programming, and others involve retrieving, using, and perhaps modifying LAPACK code from NETLIB. Customer Reviews (18)
It's Pretty Good, but Definitely Needs a Good Instructor to Supplement It
Excellent for its purpose
It couldn't be better
Good reference
Great Book for Self-Learning |
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