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Thanks for the pointer to Garrity's book. I confess that I saw it some time ago on my way out from a bookstore, and snap-judged it (basically "by its cover") right into the "for-dummies" category. Now I see that this quick assessment was quite off-base. I'll give it a more serious look. Also, thanks for the pointer to Brualdi's book. BTW, I see that you are a Don Q fan. Teaching oneself math does sometimes strike as a rather quixotic project.
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comment On “familiarity” (or How to avoid “going down the Math Rabbit Hole”?)
As it happens, Strang was the book we used in that linear algebra course I took. Unfortunately, books that take such an approach are extremely hard to find. Today I spent several hours poring over introductions to homotopy theory, and they're all of the type you suggest staying clear from...
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