On Aug 11 Kenta Hood wrote:
If you already know a little about matrices, the first half of the book will go quickly and is a fast read. The rest will take a little bit of thought but it does a good job explaining abstract concepts. The quality of the presentation of the material in this book have piqued my interest in the other topics in the series, something that may be useful as our own children begin to learn more about advanced math and science. Full Review >
On Jul 17 Zoltan Varju wrote:
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On Jul 13 Cerys Willoughby wrote:
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On Jul 11 Diego Gonzalez wrote: El libro que necesitaba cuando estaba en la universidad
En el plan de estudios de casi cualquier carrera el álgebra es un obstáculo ineludible. Lamentablemente no abundan los buenos profesores capaces de hacerla interesante y sí son legión los recitadores de enunciados que resultan tan didácticos como si dieran la clase en japonés.
Y no es casual que eligiera este idioma porque es desde el Imperio del Sol Naciente de donde nos llega este libro que en forma de historieta nos introduce en temas fundamentales de esta materia como las funciones, ecuaciones, matrices y vectores. Full Review >
On Jul 3 Pasan Wijesinghe wrote: "The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra" by Shin Takahashi; Trend-Pro Co, Ltd.
The slightly romantic(?) friendship between the geek and the pretty girl makes the reader continue reading the 'story' without stopping and in the meanwhile he unknowingly learns Linear Algebra. The discussions they do between breaks add up the spice. Full Review >
On Jun 29 Santosh Shanbhag wrote: Fresh air guide to linear algebra
To be honest I haven't touched Linear Algebra for 20+ years. I had a gruelling time in high school just trying to keep up with an insane syllabus that I didn't have the time to really understand the purpose of Linear Algebra in real life. To make it worse, my professors didn't bother to explain either as they had a lot of topics to cover in very little time. So it was all mechanical learning trying to solve problems and proofs without understanding why. I always had this feeling in me that my learning of linear algebra was incomplete in spite of scoring well in Math. So 20 years later I picked up this book out of sheer curiosity whether my learning could be completed.
I must say I am very impressed with the approach of this book. The author has made learning delightful using a comic format with two kids - one a math wiz trying to explain it to the other who is struggling. At a steady pace, the book covers a lot of the basic concepts of linear algebra like vectors, matrices, Gaussian elimination, subspaces, dimension, and linear span. The author makes it interesting by explain how they apply in computer graphics, cryptography, and engineering. I finished reading the entire book in 3 hours! It all just came back to me after 20+ years! Thanks to this book, I am glad that my kids will not be struggling to understand math when they go to high school.
Albert Einstein said, "You have really learned something if you can explain it to your grandmother". I can confidently say I have learned the concepts of Linear Algebra thanks to this book and I can teach it to my grandmother (if she is willing to learn!). Full Review >