In this post we will see Problems in Linear Algebra by I. V. Proskuryakov.
From the Preface:
In preparing this book of problems the author attempted firstly, to give a sufficient number of exercises for developing skills in the solution of typical problems (for example, the computing of determinants with numerical elements, the solution of systems of linear equations with numerical coefficients, and the like), secondly, to provide problems that will help to clarify basic concepts and their interrelations (for example, the connection between the properties of matrices and those of quadratic forms, on the one hand and those of linear transformations, on the other), thirdly to provide for a set of problems that might supplement the course of lectures and help to expand the mathematical horizon of the student (instances are the properties of the Pfaffian of the skew-symmetric determinant, the properties of associated matrices, and so on).
Compared with other problem book, this one has few new basic features. They include problems dealing with polynomial matrices (Sec. 13), linear transformations of affine and metric spaces (Secs. 18 and 19), and a supplement devoted to group rings, and fields. The problems of the supplement deal with the most elementary portions of the theory. Still and all, I think it can be used in pre-seminar discussions in the first and second years of study.
Starred numbers indicated problems that have been worked out or provided with hints. Solutions are given for a small number of problems.
The book was translated from the Russian by George Yankovsky and was first published by Mir Publishers in 1978.
Note: Though the file size is large (~ 26 M) the scan quality is really poor and is barely readable at times. 2-in-1 page scan with lot of warping. We tried to rectify this but were unable to do so. There is a weird colour hue (pink and blue) on many of the pages. If any one has access to a better copy please let us know.
All credits to original uploader.
You can get the book here.
Link updated 01 Feb 2017
Sec. 1. Second and third-order determinants 9
Sec. 2. Permutations and substitutions 17
Sec. 3. Definition and elementary properties of determinants of any order 22
Sec. 4. Evaluating determinants with numerical elements 31
Sec. 5. Methods of computing determinants of the th order 33
Sec. 6. Monirs, cofactors and the Laplace theorem 65
Sec. 7. Multiplication of determinants 74
Sec. 8. Miscellaneous problems 86
SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS
Sec. 9. Systems of equation solved by the Cramer rule 95
Sec. 10. The rank of a matrix. The linear dependence of vectors and linear forms 105
Sec. 11. Systems of linear equations 115
MATRICES AND QUADRATIC FORMS
Sec. 12. Operations involving matrices 131
Sec. 13. Polynomial matrices 155
Sec. 14. Similar matrices, characteristic and minimal polynomials. Jordan and diagonal forms of a matrix. Functions of matrices. 166
Sec. 15. Quadratic forms 182
VECTOR SPACES AND THEIR LINEAR TRANSFORMATIONS
Sec. 16. Affine vector spaces 195
Sec. 17. Euclidean and unitary vector spaces 205
Sec. 18. Linear transformations of arbitrary vector spaces 220
Sec. 19. Linear transformations of Euclidean and unitary vector spaces 236
Sec. 20. Groups 251
Sec. 21. Rings and fields 265
Sec. 22. Modules 275
Sec. 23. Linear spaces and linear transformations (appendices to Secs. 10 and 16 to 19) 280
Sec. 24. Linear, bilinear, and quadratic functions and forms (appendix to Sec. 15) 284
Sec. 25. Affine (or point-vector) spaces 288
Sec. 26. Tensor algebra 295
Chapter I. Determinants 312
Chapter II. Systems of linear equations 342
Chapter III. Matrices and quadratic forms 359
Chapter IV. Vector spaces and their linear transformations 397