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Linear Algebra (2nd Edition) Hardcover – April 25, 1971

ISBN-13: 978-0135367971 ISBN-10: 0135367972 Edition: 2nd

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This introduction to linear algebra features intuitive introductions and examples to motivate important ideas and to illustrate the use of results of theorems.
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  • Hardcover: 407 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 2 edition (April 25, 1971)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0135367972
  • ISBN-13: 978-0135367971
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.1 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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This book is very rigorous and detailed.
Mauro Enriquez
I feel that chapter 3 is a good introduction to the connection between matrix representations and linear transformations.
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Hoffman and Kunze's book was written for the undergraduate linear algebra course at MIT in the 1960s.
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137 of 140 people found the following review helpful By A Reader on October 6, 2007
Format: Hardcover
As a professor of mathematics, I was recently assigned a section of our undergraduate linear algebra course; the last time I taught the course was twelve years ago. While doing the obligatory search for a course text, I have been surprised to see how the first course in linear algebra for mathematicians and scientists has "evolved" since I last taught it, at least insofar as that evolution is reflected through available and popular textbooks.

In one of the more popular linear algebra texts currently on the market (I will refrain from naming it), the formal definition of a vector space does not even occur until page 198, and this is not atypical. Looking through half a dozen of the more popular texts, one finds lengthy introductory chapters on vectors in R^n and their properties, basic matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, special algorithms for computing determinants and matrix inverses in efficient time, and significant space devoted to special matrix factorizations, such as the LU factorization. I would like to point out, without passing judgment, that this has not always been the case. Over time, the undergraduate course in linear algebra for mathematicians and scientists has evidently acquired a partial resemblance to the computational, non-proof-based course in "Matrix Algebra" that used to be offered to "casual users" of this area of mathematics at nearly all major universities.

Hoffman and Kunze's book was written for the undergraduate linear algebra course at MIT in the 1960s. Those of us who pursued graduate study in mathematics in the 1970s saw copies of this text, with its vivid purple stripes down the cover, on the shelves of virtually every serious graduate student.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By David A. Johannsen on October 20, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is a fantastic book on linear algebra. Not only does it cover abstract vector spaces through the Jordan canonical form, but takes the reader through complex inner-product spaces and the Spectral Theorem as well. For the reader who has the mathematical sophistication, this is a great book. Excellent preparation for the student planning to attend graduate school.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By R. Sun on April 11, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This was the textbook they used to use at MIT in the past few decades. Virtually, however, nobody uses this book in a regular undergraduate course anymore. Instead of developing the ideas in the familiar context of the real numbers, Hoffman and Kunze give a more abstract (and general) discussion. For example, the theorems about determinants work in all commutative rings. The rigorousness and the wealth of information are overwhelming for most undergraduates to handle. You will not learn anything if you just glance through the pages. Every line requires deep thought. Down-to-earth applications are not included. So I do not recommend this book for engineers.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Francisco X. Mancheno on March 1, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I got this book for my Linear Algebra class about four years ago. This is a great book if you are getting a degree in mathematics. It won't help if you are just trying to get by the class and don't like math. It is not very practical but if you are looking for a real math book on Linear Algebra this is it. It contains a wealth of theorems that only a math lover would appreciate. If you really want to learn about Linear Algebra from a rigorous mathematical point of view this is it. This book taught me so much.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By J. Eimer on February 10, 2005
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I simply loved this book. Hoffman and Kunze have written a very sturdy book that begins with the most basic concepts of linear algebra(such as echelon form) and goes through cannonical forms, inner product spaces, and Bilinear forms. The proofs are complete and at an appropriate level for a first look at the subject. Perhaps one of my favorite aspects of this book was the treatment of dual spaces and tensors. It seems many linear texts deal with one subject or the other but rarely do I see both subjects dealt with in the same book.

The only non-positive comment I would like to make about this book is that its beauty is not in its appearence. When you open the book and flip through the pages you feel a little uneasy. The typeset looks uninviting. Take heart! The beauty of the book lies in its content. Give it a thorough chance, and I don't think you will be disapointed

I highly recomend this book for both learning and reference.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By J. M. Morrison on August 21, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I studied this book between undergraduate school and graduate school in mathematics. It puts linear algebra on a rigorous foundation. I solved hundreds of the problems and found it enjoyable and intellectually satisfying. Before tackling this book, I would suggest the reader get an exposure to matrices and related ideas from something a little more concrete.

A strong grasp of vector spaces is essential for anyone who wants to do mathematics. The study of this book will give you that understanding.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mauro Enriquez on February 8, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This book is very rigorous and detailed. This book covers what usually is covered in 2 semesters of Linear Algebra, it covers introductory and advanced Linear ALgebra. I would not recommend it for someone who has not ever seen Linear Algebra because of the lack of concrete examples although I would highly recommend it for someone who has had Linear Algebra. This book is all the Linear Algebra you need up to a Master's degree in Mathematics. For Linear Algebra beginners I would recommend the following 2 books because no one book is good enough : "Elementary Linear Algebra" by Robert S. Johnson; and "Linear Algebra 3rd edition" by Fraleigh. Please see also "Linear Algebra, an applied first course 8th edition" page 447 for those of you intersted in Differential Equations.
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