Sheldon Axler

Students majoring in mathematics at the undergraduate and graduate levels are the target audience for this popular textbook for the second course in linear algebra. Because of the unconventional method chosen here, determinants were moved to the end of the book. This book focuses on the primary objective of linear algebra, which is to understand linear operators’ structure on vector spaces with a finite number of dimensions.

The author has gone to extraordinary lengths to simplify proofs and motivate the notions they present. Students learn how to understand and use the objects of linear algebra by working through various intriguing tasks in each chapter.