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## Introduction to Linear Algebra

**Sheldon Jay Axler** (born 6 November 1949, Philadelphia) is an American mathematician, professor of mathematics and the Dean of the College of Science and Engineering at San Francisco State University. He has made contributions to mathematics education, publishing several mathematics textbooks.

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He went to Palmetto High School at Miami, Florida (1967). He obtained his AB in mathematics with highest honors at Princeton University (1971) and his PhD in mathematics, under professor Donald Sarason, from the University of California, Berkeley (1975, Dissertation: "Subalgebras of *L*^{∞}"). As a postdoc he was a Moore Instructor at MIT.

He taught for many years and became a Full Professor at Michigan State University. In 1997 Axler moved to San Francisco State University where he became the Chair of the Mathematics Department.

Axler received the Lester R. Ford Award for expository writing in 1996 from the Mathematical Association of America. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

He was an Associate Editor of the *American Mathematical Monthly* and the Editor-in-Chief of the Mathematical Intelligencer.

Axler's book *Linear Algebra Done Right* eschews the use of determinants, in favor of other methods.

## Books

*Linear Algebra Done Right*, third edition, Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics, Springer, 2015 (twelfth printing, 2009).

*Holomorphic Spaces*, Cambridge University Press 1998.

*Harmonic Function Theory*, second edition, Graduate Texts in Mathematics, Springer, 2001.

*Harmonic Function Theory software*, a Mathematica package for symbolic manipulation of harmonic functions, version 7.00, released 1 January 2009 (previous versions released in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2008).

*Precalculus: A Prelude to Calculus*, Wiley, 2009 (third printing, 2010).

*A Glimpse at Hilbert Space Operators*, Birkhäuser, 2010.

*College Algebra*, John Wiley & Sons 2011.

*Algebra & Trigonometry*, John Wiley & Sons, January 2011.