Math 401 Text and Other Resources
Spring 2010
Required Text
Other Resources
Other Books
- Linear Algebra and Its Applications ,
Fourth Edition, Gilbert Strang,
Thomson/Brooks-Cole, Belmont CA, 2006.
This classic has been used as the textbook for this course.
- Linear Algebra and Its Applications ,
Updated Third Edition, David C. Lay,
Addison-Wesley, Reading MA, 2000.
This is the Math 240/461 textbook. It has been used for
this course by emphasising the later chapters.
- Matrices and Linear Transformations ,
Second Edition, Charles G. Cullen,
Dover, New York NY, 1990.
You might find this to be a good secondary reference
matrix theory. It does not cover many applications.
- Linear Algebra and Its Applications ,
Second Edition, Peter D. Lax,
John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken NJ, 2007.
This remarkable book contains more useful facts about
linear algebra than all of the others combined.
- Linear Algebra ,
Second Edition, Kenneth Hoffman and Ray Kunze,
Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs NJ, 1971.
This classic book takes a more abstract approach than we
will. It has been the Math 405 textbook.
- Finite-Dimensional Vector Spaces ,
Second Edition, Paul R. Halmos
Springer-Verlag, New York NY, 1987.
This classic book takes an approach motivated by the
theory of Hilbert spaces. It has been the Math 405 textbook.
- Linear Algebra , Fourth Edition,
Stephen H. Friedberg, Arnold J. Insel, and Lawrence E. Spence,
Pearson/Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River NJ, 2003.
This book takes a more abstract approach than we will.