Math.310.001 Linear Algebra
About the Textbook
Linear Algebra and its Applications, regular or updated 3rd Edition by David Lay

Cover of the book

We will use the (discontinued) 3rd Edition of the text.  That means it is no longer available from the publisher and may not be available in our campus bookstore, but you can find copies on the internet.  This third edition comes in two versions, one of which is "Updated".  Either of those versions is acceptable for our course.  The Updated version comes with a CD, but we won't be using that.  In any case, please note:

Don't Buy Any Edition of Lay's Linear Algebra Book Beyond the 3rd Edition

no matter what you see at the book store or its website. 

All students should order copies of the text online as soon as possible.  Everyone should have a copy of the text by the first day of class.  Just to be on the safe side, the sections we will cover in the first chapter have been posted as course documents on blackboard.  These can be used by anyone whose book is late arriving.  PLEASE do not share these files with anyone or post them anywhere on the internet.

You can use any of the versions of the text shown at the following websites:

http://www.amazon.com/Linear-Algebra-Its-Applications-3rd/dp/0201709708/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

http://www.amazon.com/Linear-Algebra-Applications-Updated-CD-ROM/dp/0321287134/ref=sr_1_2_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325091882&sr=1-2

http://www.amazon.com/Linear-Algebra-Its-Applications-David/dp/1405835311/ref=tmm_pap_title_0



You can also search for the book by ISBN number. The isbn numbers are provided at the amazon pages linked above.