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Unformatted text preview: COURSE OUTLINE MATH 270: APPLIED LINEAR ALGEBRA WINTER 2010 Textbooks: There is no prescribed textbook, although the following may be of use. (1) S Lipschutz and M Lipson, Schaum’s Outlines: Linear Algebra. (2) G Strang, Linear Algebra and Applications. (3) G Strang, Introduction to Applied Mathematics. (4) S Venit and W Bishop, Elementary Linear Algebra. (5) C Meyer, Matrix Analysis and Applied Linear Algebra. The first is good for facts, but useless for learning anything you don’t already know (in my humble opinion). It is, however, comprehensive and full of fun exercises. The second is one I used in the wasted days of my youth and is my favourite. The third I’m not familiar with, but it will serve as inspiration for some applications later in the course. The fourth was given to me for free and is pretty easy. We’ll definitely go beyond it’s meagre offerings. The last text is available for viewing online at matrixanalysis.com . Note that the website allows for personal use only, prohibits saving or printing, and inserts irritating ads on every page. I won’t use it, but you might like to....
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2010 for the course MATH MATH270 taught by Professor Ridout during the Winter '10 term at McGill.
 Winter '10
 Ridout
 Linear Algebra, Algebra

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