The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra.
Copyright © 2012 by Shin Takahashi and TREND-PRO Co., Ltd.
The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra is a translation of the Japanese original, Manga de wakaru
senkeidaisuu, published by Ohmsha, Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan, © 2008 by Shin Takahashi and TREND-
PRO Co., Ltd.
This English edition is co-published by No Starch Press, Inc. and Ohmsha, Ltd.
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Publisher: William Pollock
Author: Shin Takahashi
Illustrator: Iroha Inoue
Producer: TREND-PRO Co., Ltd.
Production Editor: Alison Law
Developmental Editor: Keith Fancher
Translator: Fredrik Lindh
Technical Reviewer: Eric Gossett
Compositor: Riley Hoffman
Proofreader: Paula L. Fleming
Indexer: BIM Indexing & Proofreading Services
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
[Manga de wakaru senkei daisu. English]
The manga guide to linear algebra / Shin Takahashi, Iroha Inoue, Trend-pro Co. Ltd.
ISBN 978-1-59327-413-9 (pbk.) -- ISBN 1-59327-413-0 (pbk.)
1. Algebras, Linear--Comic books, strips, etc. 2. Graphic novels. I. Inoue, Iroha. II. Trend-pro Co.
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