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 presentation.
**** 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)