I'm looking to teach myself linear algebra this summer. I prefer a textbook that is more proof-oriented and theoretical in its approach as opposed to an applications text. What are your recommendations?

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- Apr 19th 2007, 08:11 AMcherrybarry[SOLVED] linear algebra textbooks
I'm looking to teach myself linear algebra this summer. I prefer a textbook that is more proof-oriented and theoretical in its approach as opposed to an applications text. What are your recommendations?

- Apr 19th 2007, 10:14 AMPlato
I like the text by Larry Smith just for the reasons you cited.

Amazon.com: Linear Algebra (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics): Books: Larry Smith - Apr 19th 2007, 10:15 AMThePerfectHacker
This is the book I read for Linear Algebra. Here.

An excellent book is what I think of it.

However, if you already know linear algebra and want to learn it on a graduate level (infinite Dimensional space , Hilbert spaces , ...) then that is not the book for you.

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if you want something free try...

http://www.math.miami.edu/~ec/book/book.pdf - May 4th 2008, 05:57 AMmustkaraTextbooks recommendation
I believe the textbooks

1)**Linear Algebra with Applications, 7th Edition**-**Steven J. Leon**

2)**Linear Algebra and Its Applications, 3rd Edition**-**David C. Lay**

may be useful for you. I used the textbooks to study**Linear algebra**before.

The**bookstore**there may be also good choice for buying textbooks. Wish some help.

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