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Where to start learning Linear Algebra?

Are there any linear algebra resources which students can use for self study? It hard copy of a book, online resources or something dynamic.

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marked as duplicate by Jonas Meyer, Marvis, Benjamin Lim, mixedmath, Zev Chonoles May 23 '12 at 4:18

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I recommend looking at the list of questions tagged (linear-algebra) and (reference-request). –  Jonas Meyer May 22 '12 at 20:38
In my opinion, all you need for a first course is Axler's "Linear Algebra Done Right" and perhaps Strang's "Introduction to Linear Algebra." I also second Logan's suggestion to use MIT Open Courseware. –  Derek Allums May 22 '12 at 20:53
Strang's introductory course on MIT Open courseware along with with Halmos' Finite Dimensional Vector spaces as a reference make a good first course in the subject. –  Ragib Zaman May 23 '12 at 0:58

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In the realm of just online resources:

Khan Academy has a number of videos for linear algebra here.

MIT Open Courseware has some linear algebra materials, for example here. There are video lectures on youtube.

There are a number of other resources, but any of these is probably sufficient. You should probably invest in a textbook if you go the MIT route. From what I understand Khan Academy is supposed to be self-contained, but a textbook wouldn't hurt.

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Strang comes from a numerical Algorithms perspective and what he does is more suitable for beginners (if this is pretty much your first contact with LA). –  Peter Sheldrick May 22 '12 at 21:43
Can I get an explanation for the downvote? Perhaps something can be done to improve my answer? –  Logan Maingi May 22 '12 at 23:12

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