Book Review: Introduction to Linear Algebra by Gilbert Strang

My bookshelves are lined with materials that support my work in data science and machine learning. I have a large section of mathematics books including several on the subject of linear algebra. For many years my “go to” text on linear algebra was an old 2nd edition of MIT Professor Gilbert Strang’s seminal book on the subject that I picked up at a swap meet. To my surprise, the good professor recently sent me a copy of his latest and greatest 5th edition of “Introduction to Linear Algebra” (Wellesley-Cambridge Press). I found the new edition to be even better than previous editions. For one it is now 574 pages versus my old copy’s 374. I also found the book to be impressively re-tooled for educational purposes. The chapters contain useful…


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