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Linear Algebra: A Modern Introduction (with CD-ROM)
David Poole's innovative book emphasizes vectors and geometric intuition from the start and better prepares students to make the transition from the computational aspects of the course to the theoretical. Poole covers vectors and vector geometry first to enable students to visualize the mathematics while they are doing matrix operations. With a concrete understanding of ...more
Hardcover, 736 pages
Published January 24th 2005 by Brooks Cole
(first published March 13th 2002)
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Very comprehensive explanations accompanied by plenty of examples and proofs. The exercises are a great way to practice but there are answers only to odd problems (for teaching purposes), so one often has to look elsewhere if they want to check their solutions.