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    Good undergraduate Linear Algebra textbooks?

    My class uses Strang's Introduction to Linear Algebra. It is not my cup of tea. I really am not a fan of his abstraction, like (while we've only gone through the first few chapters so far) his use of "pivots" to explain a lot of things, and wordiness. I find the readings don't help me solve the problems in his book. But it turns out that Gilbert Strang is my professor (go figure) so I obviously can't escape his formulation, but I'm asking for any suggestions on a textbook that could supplement my learning? Teach me more concrete procedures and maybe have a different approach/explanation to the concepts?

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    Re: Good undergraduate Linear Algebra textbooks?

    You might try looking on youtube for WildLinAlg, videos by Norman Wildberger. I love his approach, though some people find him eccentric. A warning: you'll learn a lot of things not covered in most LA courses, so it's extra work. Heard of geometric algebra?
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    Re: Good undergraduate Linear Algebra textbooks?

    Have of I heard of it? Perhaps, but I don't have much experience with it.
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    Re: Good undergraduate Linear Algebra textbooks?

    It's not well-known or widely taught. Here's a link to the best web resource I've found:

    Introduction to Clifford Algebra

    Read this and you'll find your understanding of the determinant will rise to a new level.
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