A leading textbook for first courses in linear algebra. Instead of teaching students by repetitive drill, Gilbert Strang encourages students to real mathematical thinking; an approach that has been successful over many years at MIT. The book is supported by online lectures and learning material via http://web.mit.edu/18.06/www/.
About the Author
Gilbert Strang is a Professor of Mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, of the University of Oxford, UK. His current research interests include linear algebra, wavelets and filter banks, applied mathematics, and engineering mathematics. He is the author or co-author of six textbooks and has published a monograph with George Fix titled An Analysis of the Finite Element Method. Professor Strang served as SIAMs president from 1999-2000, chaired the U.S. National Committee on Mathematics from 20032004, and won the Neumann Medal of the US Association of Computational Mechanics in 2005. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.