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# Linear Algebra and Its Applications

Renowned professor and author Gilbert Strang demonstrates that linear algebra is a fascinating subject by showing both its beauty and value. While the mathematics is there, the effort is not all concentrated on proofs. Strang's emphasis is on understanding. He explains concepts, rather than deduces. This book is written in an informal and personal style and teaches real ma
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Hardcover, Fourth Edition, 496 pages

Published
July 19th 2005
by Cengage Learning
(first published April 1st 1976)

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Lots of contemporary texts try to ...moreHey dude, I know this is a l'il bit crazy, but to study general similarity transform matrices M, let's first check out some totally restricted examples where M has gotta be unitary. Weird, right? But I'll bet once you see Schur's Lemma you'll see why this was so rad.[not an actual quote]

Never does Strang slam an equation on the table and immediately expect you to calculate. Nay! Each equation is given its proper introduction. Like any proper courtship, the reader is led to learn about the equation's backgrounds, goals, and common activities before any intermingling takes place. Each exercise thereafter is a ti ...more

I say this because

1. He focuses on why theorems are true and what they mean, rather than just grinding through the proofs.

At the end I felt I had gained insight as well as knowledge.

2. He gives enlightening examples of applications of Linear Algebra.

In many cases this gave me a new understanding of areas I had already covered.

Purists may not like it. His notation can be slightly sloppy. They can go and work through Linear Algebra Done R ...more

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