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August 30th, 2012, 07:36 AM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Apr 2012 Posts: 106 Thanks: 0  Best book for linear algebra
Hi, which book would you recommend to me to learn linear algebra (Jordan Canonical Form, Quadratic Forms, Diagonalization, Eigenvalues, Change of Basis, etc.)? 
September 1st, 2012, 08:02 AM  #2 
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What linear algebra have you already done?

September 11th, 2012, 10:53 PM  #3 
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I am dealing with quadratic forms, Jordan matrices, kernels. I want to make strong foundations in this basic area, but of course, I also want to make further steps in linear algebra.

December 8th, 2012, 05:51 PM  #4 
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I don't have a variety of experience like many of the other members on this site, but I will say I got "Introduction to Linear Algebra" by Hans Samelson. It will cover all the concepts you mentioned, and I personally believe it is explained very well. Link on Amazon 

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