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Could someone please explain the difference between Gilbert Strang's "Introduction to Linear Algebra" and his "Linear Algebra and Its Applications"? Thank you.

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Please don't do successive edits and rollbacks. –  FrenzY DT. Oct 21 '12 at 10:21
    
In my memory, the former lesson didn't show too many applications besides Fibonacci numbers, high order linear ODEs, etc. –  FrenzY DT. Oct 21 '12 at 10:23
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I got another answer from Ronyee from OpenStudy (MIT 18.06 Linear Algebra, Spring 2010): "I think Introduction to Linear Algebra tells us the crucial concept of Linear Algebra. Actually it has some applications but It's like a textbook. But Linear Algebra and its application is more concentrating on adapting Linear Algebra to solve a problem we faced! Conclusion: Textbook -> Adapting to solve problem in reality or supporting some engineering concepts!" –  dwstu Oct 21 '12 at 15:30

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Introduction to Linear Algebra is a more introductory book, whereas Linear Algebra and Its Applications assumes that the reader is already familiar with the basics of matrices and vectors. Introduction to Linear Algebra also seems to have some material introducing the abstract view of linear algebra, whereas Introduction to Linear Algebra looks like it's mostly focusing on material that's relevant for engineering applications.

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