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    [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?
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    I like the text by Larry Smith just for the reasons you cited.
    Amazon.com: Linear Algebra (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics): Books: Larry Smith
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    Quote Originally Posted by cherrybarry View Post
    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?
    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.


    An Excellent Offer. MIT University released a course (full or almost full) on Linear Algebra and Differencial Equations FOR FREE. I can tell you how to view them.
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    if you want something free try...

    http://www.math.miami.edu/~ec/book/book.pdf
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    Smile Textbooks 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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