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Module Reading List

Linear Algebra 2, 2011/12, Semester 1
Dr Peter Schuster
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R. Kaye, R. Wilson, Linear algebra , Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1998.

This book is closest to the style of the lectures: that is, quite "pure" and formal. It covers pretty much the whole course.

S. Lipschutz, Linear Algebra (actual title is Schaum's outline of theory and problems of linear algebra), McGraw-Hill, 1991.

There are a number of different editions; the Third edition covers pretty much the whole course. The book seems very nice: there are lots and lots of examples, and some revision of what you should already know. The downside is that the book is hence very long: maybe it would be best to dip into to find extra examples.

S. I. Grossman, Elementary linear algebra , Saunders College Publishing, 1994.

This doesn't cover the "inner product" section of the course. Like the Lipschutz book, it's long, because it goes slowly and contains loads of examples.

A.O. Morris, Linear algebra : an introduction , Van Nostrand Reinhold (U.K), 1982.

Similar to the Kaye+ Wilson book, but a little old-fashioned.

R.B.J.T. Allenby, Linear algebra , Edward Arnold, 1995.

This doesn't really cover the syllabus of this course, but it's useful for revision of 1st year material.

This list was last updated on 27/09/2011