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Elementary Linear Algebra with Applications

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This classic treatment of linear algebra presents the fundamentals in the clearest possible way, examining basic ideas by means of computational examples and geometrical interpretation. It proceeds from familiar concepts to the unfamiliar, from the concrete to the abstract. Readers consistently praise this outstanding text for its expository style and clarity of presentati ...more
Hardcover, 864 pages
Published January 14th 2005 by Wiley (first published January 1st 1973)
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I think this book has some organizational issues. While I agree that fundamental concepts should be reiterated as they are built-off of throughout a course, I think Anton's text was overly repetitive and there are some cases where the language is not very friendly for non-mathematicians or complex concepts and symbols are taken for granted as background for the reader. On top of that, there are a myriad of typos and some of the worked solutions accompanying the text are wrong. The WileyPlus onli ...more
Zachary Marsden
Was my textbook for my Linear Algebra course. I did find a couple of solutions in the back which were wrong, but overall I found this to be a pretty easy book to learn Linear Algebra from (I mainly used this instead of the lectures by my professor).
The first chapters were excellent at explaining matrix multiplication etc. The last few chapters built heavily off the first chapters, and I feel chapter 7 had some topics which were lightly covered in the book. This lead to some difficulty in the later chapters, but it is very well written as a whole, concise, and leads very well through examples.
I have the "Portland State University" edition, which apparently means they took out all the really fun stuff (e.g. Hill Ciphers) and left in all the boring stuff (e.g. page after page of painstakingly detailed linear algebra computations.)

That said, I suppose it does provide some instruction in linear algebra computation.
Introduction to Linear Algebra
Winter 2011-2012
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Prof. Haydar Akca

The course is really easy and interesting but I didn't get the expected grade...Unfortunately :(
Chris Aldrich
This is a generally good introduction for engineers/scientists, but I think Gilbert Strang's text is still far stronger and far better for those of almost any background.
This is the text that I rely on most for learning linear algebra concepts. It's at the undergraduate level.
apparently, while writing the first half of the book, Anton assumes his readers are morons.
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