Advanced Linear Algebra, Second Edition takes a gentle approach that starts with familiar concepts and then gradually builds to deeper results. Each section begins with an outline of previously introduced concepts and results necessary for mastering the new material. By reviewing what students need to know before moving forward, the text builds a solid foundation upon which to progress. The new edition of this successful text focuses on vector spaces and the maps between them that preserve their structure (linear transformations). Designed for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students, the book discusses the structure theory of an operator, various topics on inner product spaces, and the trace and determinant functions of a linear operator. It addresses bilinear forms with a full treatment of symplectic spaces and orthogonal spaces, as well as explains the construction of tensor, symmetric, and exterior algebras. Featuring updates and revisions throughout, Advanced Linear Algebra, Second Edition: Contains new chapters covering sesquilinear forms, linear groups and groups of isometries, matrices, and three important applications of linear algebra Adds sections on normed vector spaces, orthogonal spaces over perfect fields of characteristic two, and Clifford algebras Includes several new exercises and examples, with a solutions manual available upon qualifying course adoption The book shows students the beauty of linear algebra while preparing them for further study in mathematics.