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January 31st, 2016, 10:16 PM   #1
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Linear algebra

Hey I'm currently self teaching calculus from tom Apostol vol 1. I intend to learn what I guess would be calc 3 from his second volume. Although his second volume also seems to have heavy emphasis on linear algebra.

I'm a computer science major and even though I'm still in the early part of my major I've always heard linear algebra is a pretty important thing to know as a cs major. My question is how thorough is linear algebra taught in his second volume? I had intended to buy a copy of linear algebra by Hoffman and Kunze. Should I still consider buying it? or is the treatment of linear algebra in vol 2 of tom Apostols calculus sufficient?
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March 13th, 2016, 04:33 AM   #2
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For a CS major, the best way to go would be to learn linear algebra from computational point of view. There is a book (and the corresponding online course on by Professor Robert van de Gejin from the University of Texas. The book is named "Linear Algebra: Foundations to Frontiers":


The online course on can be found here:

Hope this helps.
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