When it comes to learning linear algebra, engineers trust Anton. The tenth edition presents the key concepts and topics along with engaging and contemporary applications. The chapters have been reorganized to bring up some of the more abstract topics and make the material more accessible. More theoretical exercises at all levels of difficulty are integrated throughout the pages, including true/false questions that address conceptual ideas. New marginal notes provide a fuller explanation when new methods and complex logical steps are included in proofs. Small-scale applications also show how concepts are applied to help engineers develop their mathematical reasoning.
**** The first edition (1973) is cited in BCL3. A textbook that presents the fundamentals of linear algebra for students in their freshman or sophomore year. Calculus is not a prerequisite, but there are exercises and examples for students with a calculus background. This revised edition (sixth was 1991) implements a number of the recommendations of the Linear Algebra Curriculum Study Group. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)