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I only took a non-rigorous linear algebra course (It was designed for non-math students). I finished most of Hungerford's algebra. Now I have two choices to study more advanced linear algebra: Hoffman's linear algebra, Finite dimensional vector spaces by Halmos. I already looked at the first chapter of both books. I think Halmos goes at a faster pace which is something I like. Would I miss anything if I start learning the book of Halmos instead of Hoffman's ?

Thank you

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Why do you only have two choices? – Daniel McLaury Oct 4 '13 at 14:39
@DanielMcLaury These are the books that are in my university's library – Amr Oct 4 '13 at 14:40
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Given the evidence of your "mathematical maturity" from Questions asked and Answered, if you find the pace of Halmos to your liking, then I'd continue with that.

Hoffman/Kunze is often an advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate linear algebra text. If you have time you might want to sample its exercises after finishing the Halmos book.

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