This text blends theoretical and computational aspects of linear algebra, using each to enhance the other. The author introduces basic concepts early, reinforces them with exercises and extended applications, and emphasizes the use of software to master basic algorithms and to perform computations efficiently. A lab manual,
MATLAB Labs for Linear Algebra (ISBN 0-471-14953-5) , takes full advantage of MATLAB to support the conceptual development within the text. Sufficient material is provided for a variety of approaches to linear algebra.