This uncommonly interesting volume has been a favorite for 30 years, and is now available for the first time in a modestly priced paperback edition. Beginning with the fundamentals of numbers and sets, the author clearly guides the reader through the often discouraging complexities of algebra. Meserve presents the fundamental concepts of algebra illustrated by numerous examples- and, in many cases, the theory is further explicated by suitable sequences of exercises.
The author's aim is to introduce the concepts of higher mathematics while bringing the reader to a more thorough understanding of elementary mathematics. His lucid explanations cover these major areas:
OUR NUMBER SYSTEM: Sets, Cardinal Numbers, Order Relations, Real Numbers, Fields and Number Systems, more.
THEORY OF NUMBERS: Divisibility, Prime Numbers, Bases, Division Algorithm, Decimal Notations, Linear Congruences, more.
THEORY OF POLYNOMIALS: Rational Functions, Irreducible Polynomials, Functions, Limits, Continuity, Derivatives, more.
THEORY OF EQUATIONS: Zeros of a Polynomial, Change of a Variable, Number of Roots, Quartic Equations, more.
DETERMINANTS AND MATRICES: Historical Development, Permutations, Inversions, Transpositions, Cramer's Rule, more.
CONSTRUCTIONS: The Algebraic Viewpoint, Classical Constructions, Mechanical Angle Trisectors, Linkages, more.
GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATIONS: Euclidean and Complex Spaces, Conic Sections, Quadric Surfaces, Curve Tracing, more.
While intended for students who have previously studied college mathematics through calculus, this book has also been successfully used where calculus was not a prerequisite. It provides a very easily followed presentation and may also be used as an introductory or supplementary textbook. For prospective teachers of secondary mathematics, for students preparing for specialized advanced undergraduate courses in mathematics, and for the general reader in search of a firmer grasp of the essentials of algebra, there is no better, more helpful guide than Meserve.
Essential Calculus: Early Transcendentals, Enhanced Edition (with WebAssign with eBook Printed Access Card for Multi-Term Math and Science) (Available Titles CourseMate)
W.H. Freeman is excited to be publishing a new text by David Moore: Essential Statistics.
David Moore's considerable experience as a statistician and instructor, and his commitment to producing high-quality, innovative introductory statistics textbooks motivated him to create Essential Statistics. The text offers the same highly successful approach and pedagogy of David Moore's bestselling The Basic Practice of Statistics (BPS), Fifth Edition, but in a briefer, more concise format. Through careful rewriting, he has shortened and simplified explanations, to better highlight the key, essential, statistical ideas and methods students need to know.
The text is based on three principles: balanced content, the importance of ideas, and experience with data. Using a "just the basics" approach, the text clarifies and simplifies important concepts and methods, while engaging students with contemporary, realistic examples. Throughout the book, exercises help students check and apply their skills. A four-step problem-solving process in examples and exercises encourage good habits that go beyond graphs and calculations to ask, "What do the data tell me?"
Essential Statistics is what its name suggests: a basic introduction to statistical ideas and methods that aims to equip students to carry out common statistical procedures and to follow statistical reasoning in their fields of study and in their future employment.
Ono describes his rocky path through college and graduate school, interweaving Ramanujan's story with his own and telling how at key moments, he was inspired by Ramanujan and guided by mentors who encouraged him to pursue his interest in exploring Ramanujan's mathematical legacy.
Picking up where others left off, beginning with the great English mathematician G.H. Hardy, who brought Ramanujan to Cambridge in 1914, Ono has devoted his mathematical career to understanding how in his short life, Ramanujan was able to discover so many deep mathematical truths, which Ramanujan believed had been sent to him as visions from a Hindu goddess. And it was Ramanujan who was ultimately the source of reconciliation between Ono and his parents.
Ono's search for Ramanujan ranges over three continents and crosses paths with mathematicians whose lives span the globe and the entire twentieth century and beyond. Along the way, Ken made many fascinating discoveries. The most important and surprising one of all was his own humanity."
In this age of cheap calculators and powerful spreadsheets, who needs to know math? The answer is: everyone. Math is all around us. We confront it shopping in the supermarket, paying our bills, checking the sports stats, and working at our jobs. It is also one of the most fascinating-and useful-subjects. Mastering math can make a difference in your career, your studies, and your daily life.
If you are among the millions of people who would love to understand math but are turned away by fear of its complexity, here is your salvation. The A to Z of Mathematics makes math simple without making it simplistic. Both easy to use and easy to read, the book covers all the topics in basic mathematics. You'll learn the definitions of such terms as "proportion"and "hexomino," and grasp the concepts behind algebra, statistics, and other processes. The book's alphabetical arrangement helps you quickly home in on any topic, and its text is rich with stimulating examples, diagrams, and other illustrations that make the discussion crystal clear to every reader. Everyone will find something of interest in this wide-ranging guide to mathematics.
The perfect antidote to math anxiety, this is an invaluable resource for parents and students, home schoolers, teachers, and anyone else who wants to improve his or her math skills and discover the amazing relevance of mathematics to the world around us.
The "Review of Metaphysics" praised this volume as "a lucid and stimulating essay which combines accuracy and sophistication with a minimum of technical language." Compact but comprehensive, this nontechnical introduction will appeal to professionals, students, and other readers interested in the intersection of philosophical problems with pure and applied mathematics."
For courses in introductory statistics. Putting It Together Statistics: Informed Decisions Using Data, Fifth Edition, gives students the tools to see a bigger picture and make informed choices. As a current introductory statistics instructor, Mike Sullivan III presents a text that is filled with ideas and strategies that work in today's classroom. His practical emphasis resonates with students and helps them see that statistics is connected, not only to individual concepts, but also with the world at large. MyStatLab for this edition takes advantage of data analytics to add additional exercises to high usage chapters. New Technology Support Videos show the author demonstrating easy-to-follow steps to solve a problem in several different formats--by hand, TI-84, and StatCrunch(TM). Also available with MyStatLab MyStatLab from Pearson is the world's leading online resource for teaching and learning statistics; it integrates interactive homework, assessment, and media in a flexible, easy-to-use format. MyStatLab is a course management system that helps individual students succeed. It provides engaging experiences that personalize, stimulate, and measure learning for each student. Tools are embedded to make it easy to integrate statistical software into the course. And, it comes from an experienced partner with educational expertise and an eye on the future. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyStatLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyStatLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase boththe physical text and MyStatLab, search for:
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Taking statistics as its major field of application, the text opens with a review of basic concepts, advancing to surveys of random variables, the properties of expectation, conditional probability and expectation, and characteristic functions. Subsequent topics include infinite sequences of random variables, Markov chains, and an introduction to statistics. Complete solutions to some of the problems appear at the end of the book.
Tarry is a teacher's teacher who communicates her love of children and enthusiasm for teaching on each page of this book.
-Margit McGuire, Past President, National Council for the Social Studies
Margit McGuire's words are as true now as they were for the first edition of Tarry Lindquist's chronicle of 12 years of teaching, using social studies as the framework. Since that time, citizenship and decision making for the public good are topics that are more important than ever. Social studies has taken on greater significance as today's teachers and students interact with worthwhile content in a meaningful way. Tarry's new second edition describes a child-centered classroom where students can expose and explore critical content and connect their learning to the real world.
Included among the new features are:
Whether you are an elementary, middle school, or preservice teacher, use Tarry Lindquist's strategies to make social studies concepts, issues, and themes the basis of your day.
Secondary Lenses on Learning Participant Book: Team Leadership for Mathematics in Middle and High Schools
The classic guide for designing robust science and mathematics professional development programs!
This expanded edition of one of the most widely cited resources in the field of professional development for mathematics and science educators demonstrates how to design professional development experiences for teachers that lead to improved student learning. Presenting an updated professional development (PD) planning framework, the third edition of the bestseller reflects recent research on PD design, underscores how beliefs and local factors can influence PD design, illustrates a wide range of PD strategies, and emphasizes the importance of:
From two math coaches who really know how
Have you ever wished there were a single resource to help you tackle your most persistent teaching issues once and for all? To engage students in more meaningful ways? To provide the tools you need to increase students' understanding of key mathematical concepts? All at the same time! Math coaches Thomasenia Lott Adams and Joanne LaFramenta have just written it.
With the help of this book, you'll be armed with the know-how to