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  • Intermediate Algebra, International Edition

    Jerome E. Kaufmann

    Product Code: BWUFZ
    Paperback
    Kaufmann and Schwitters have built this text's reputation on clear and concise exposition, numerous examples, and plentiful problem sets. This traditional text consistently reinforces the following common thread: learn a skill; practice the skill to help solve equations; and then apply what you have learned to solve application problems. This simple, straightforward approach has helped many students grasp and apply fundamental problem solving skills necessary for future mathematics courses. Algebraic ideas are developed in a logical sequence, and in an easy-to-read manner, without excessive vocabulary and formalism. The open and uncluttered design helps keep students focused on the concepts while minimizing distractions. Problems and examples reference a broad range of topics, as well as career areas such as electronics, mechanics, and health, showing students that mathematics is part of everyday life. The text's resource package-anchored by Enhanced WebAssign, an online homework management tool-saves instructors time while also providing additional help and skill-building practice for students outside of class.
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  • Algebra 2: The Easy Way

    Meg Clemens

    Product Code: BWJSA
    Paperback
    This new edition in Barron's E-Z Series contains everything students need to succeed in an algebra 2 class. E-Z Algebra 2 covers the following topics: Linear Functions, Absolute Value Functions, Polynomial Operations, Quadratic Functions, Complex Numbers, Functions and Relations, Polynomial Functions, Radicals, Rational Functions, Exponential Functions, Logarithmic Functions, Series and Sequences, and Statistics and Modeling. Review exercises are at the end of each chapter. The E-Z Series presents new, updated, and improved versions of Barron's longtime popular Easy Way books. Updated cover designs, interior layouts, and more graphic material than ever make these books ideal as self-teaching manuals. Teachers have discovered that E-Z titles also make excellent supplements to classroom textbooks. Skill levels range between senior high school and college-101 standards. All titles in the series present detailed reviews of the target subject plus short quizzes and longer tests to help students assess their learning progress.
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  • Introduction to Abstract Algebra

    Benjamin Fine

    Product Code: BVXYT
    Hardback
    Introduction to Abstract Algebra presents a breakthrough approach to teaching one of math's most intimidating concepts. Avoiding the pitfalls common in the standard textbooks, Benjamin Fine, Anthony M. Gaglione, and Gerhard Rosenberger set a pace that allows beginner-level students to follow the progression from familiar topics such as rings, numbers, and groups to more difficult concepts. Classroom tested and revised until students achieved consistent, positive results, this textbook is designed to keep students focused as they learn complex topics. Fine, Gaglione, and Rosenberger's clear explanations prevent students from getting lost as they move deeper and deeper into areas such as abelian groups, fields, and Galois theory. This textbook will help bring about the day when abstract algebra no longer creates intense anxiety but instead challenges students to fully grasp the meaning and power of the approach. Topics covered include:* Rings* Integral domains* The fundamental theorem of arithmetic* Fields* Groups* Lagrange's theorem* Isomorphism theorems for groups* Fundamental theorem of finite abelian groups* The simplicity of An for n5* Sylow theorems* The Jordan-Hoelder theorem* Ring isomorphism theorems* Euclidean domains* Principal ideal domains* The fundamental theorem of algebra* Vector spaces* Algebras* Field extensions: algebraic and transcendental* The fundamental theorem of Galois theory* The insolvability of the quintic
  • Schaum's Outline of Linear Algebra, Sixth Edition

    Seymour Lipschutz

    Product Code: BVHLD
    Paperback
    Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Textbook too pricey? Fortunately, there's Schaum's. This all-in-one-package includes more than 600 fully-solved problems, examples, and practice exercises to sharpen your problem-solving skills. Plus, you will have access to 25 detailed videos featuring math instructors who explain how to solve the most commonly tested problems--it's just like having your own virtual tutor! You'll find everything you need to build confidence, skills, and knowledge for the highest score possible. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. Helpful tables and illustrations increase your understanding of the subject at hand. Schaum's Outline of Linear Algebra, Sixth Edition features: * Updated content to match the latest curriculum * Over 600 problems with step-by-step solutions * An accessible outline format for quick and easy review * Clear explanations for all linear algebra concepts * Access to revised Schaums.com website and new app with access to 25 problem-solving videos, and more
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  • Schaum's Outline of College Algebra, Fifth Edition

    Murray R. Spiegel

    Product Code: BVALM
    Paperback
    Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately, there's Schaum's. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, sovled problems, and practice exercises to test your skills. This Schaum's Outline gives you: * 300 supplemental problems to reinforce knowledge* Additional new end of chapter problems and supplementary problems* New chapter on solving Higher Degree Equations* New chapter on Algebra for Calculus* Concise exaplanations of all intermediate algebra concepts* Support for all major textbooks for courses in Algebra PLUS: Access to revised Schaums.com website with access to 30 problem-solving videos, and more. Schaum's reinforces the main concepts required in your course and offers hundreds of practice questions to help you suceed. Use Schaum's to shorten your study time-and get your best test scores! Schaum's Outlines - Problem solved.
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  • The Bone-Setters

    J.F. Riley

    Product Code: BTYIJ
    Hardback
    In pre-Revolutionary France, geometry merged with algebra to form the basis of the Calculus. But the journey algebra had taken to this pivotal moment could not have been more different to that of geometry. In The Bone-Setters, J.F. Riley traces algebra's roots from the searing sun of the Indian sub-continent, to the Middle East where it was gifted to the Arabs in AD773. When developed and transported to the West, it met the established Christian Church head-on not only because it heralded from the East but was also written in strange, if not demonic symbols that ... was dangerous Saracen magic. As the mathematics of anything `unknown', algebra found many applications in the age of exploration and the mathematical adventures of artists, sculptures and architects. Not least to take advantage were the accountants and bankers ever watchful of their red columns. Renaissance algebraists accepted the many challenges the new mathematics presented, but not without their fair share of ongoing feuds that seemed to be the hallmark of any new discovery. Algebra's cloak of respectability finally came to rest in early 17th century France when it emerged as the all-powerful uniting discipline that destiny had long reserved for it.
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  • Finite Math For Dummies

    Dummies Press

    Product Code: BPMJX
    Paperback
    Use mathematical analysis in the real world Finite math takes everything you've learned in your previous math courses and brings them together into one course with a focus on organizing and analyzing information, creating mathematical models for approaching business decisions, using statistics principles to understand future states, and applying logic to data organization. Finite Math For Dummies tracks to a typical college-level course designed for business, computer science, accounting, and other non-math majors, and is the perfect supplement to help you score high! Organize and analyze information Apply calculation principles to real-world problems Use models for business calculations Supplement your coursework with step-by-step example problems If you re not a math person or just want to brush up on your skills to get a better grade, Finite Math For Dummies is your ticket to scoring higher!
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  • Scalar, Vector, and Matrix Mathematics

    Dennis S. Bernstein

    Product Code: BMLBA
    Hardback
    The essential reference book on matrices--now fully updated and expanded, with new material on scalar and vector mathematics Since its initial publication, this book has become the essential reference for users of matrices in all branches of engineering, science, and applied mathematics. In this revised and expanded edition, Dennis Bernstein combines extensive material on scalar and vector mathematics with the latest results in matrix theory to make this the most comprehensive, current, and easy-to-use book on the subject. Each chapter describes relevant theoretical background followed by specialized results. Hundreds of identities, inequalities, and facts are stated clearly and rigorously, with cross-references, citations to the literature, and helpful comments. Beginning with preliminaries on sets, logic, relations, and functions, this unique compendium covers all the major topics in matrix theory, such as transformations and decompositions, polynomial matrices, generalized inverses, and norms. Additional topics include graphs, groups, convex functions, polynomials, and linear systems. The book also features a wealth of new material on scalar inequalities, geometry, combinatorics, series, integrals, and more. Now more comprehensive than ever, Scalar, Vector, and Matrix Mathematics includes a detailed list of symbols, a summary of notation and conventions, an extensive bibliography and author index with page references, and an exhaustive subject index. * Fully updated and expanded with new material on scalar and vector mathematics* Covers the latest results in matrix theory* Provides a list of symbols and a summary of conventions for easy and precise use* Includes an extensive bibliography with back-referencing plus an author index
  • Linear Algebra for Dummies

    Mary Jane Sterling

    Product Code: BHQQA
    Paperback
    An easy-to-follow guide to practical, real-world applications of linear algebra Linear algebra is a branch of mathematics that uses matrices to solve systems of linear equations; it has applications in many disciplines, from sociology and game theory to computer programming, engineering, and business. Linear Algebra For Dummies maps to a typical, college-level linear algebra course, in which students first study matrices and matrix operations, then apply those fundamentals to abstract topics such as vector spaces, linear transformations, determinants, and, finally, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. It gives students theoretical and practical ways of approaching various types of problems, presenting the information in a way that allows readers to fully digest not just the how of solving linear algebraic problems, but also the why. Mary Jane Sterling (Peoria, IL) is the author of Algebra For Dummies (978-0-7645-5325-7), Business Math for Dummies (978-0-470-23331-3), and several other books. She has been teaching at Bradley University for almost 30 years.
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  • Simplicity: Ideals of Practice in Mathematics and the Arts

    Roman Kossak

    Product Code: BLDXT
    Hardback
    To find "criteria of simplicity" was the goal of David Hilbert's recently discovered twenty-fourth problem on his renowned list of open problems given at the 1900 International Congress of Mathematicians in Paris. At the same time, simplicity and economy of means are powerful impulses in the creation of artworks. This was an inspiration for a conference, titled the same as this volume, that took place at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in April of 2013. This volume includes selected lectures presented at the conference, and additional contributions offering diverse perspectives from art and architecture, the philosophy and history of mathematics, and current mathematical practice.
  • Nice Numbers

    John Barnes

    Product Code: AWKWD
    Hardback
    In this intriguing book, John Barnes takes us on a journey through aspects of numbers much as he took us on a geometrical journey in Gems of Geometry. Similarly originating from a series of lectures for adult students at Reading and Oxford University, this book touches a variety of amusing and fascinating topics regarding numbers and their uses both ancient and modern. The author informs and intrigues his audience with both fundamental number topics such as prime numbers and cryptography, and themes of daily needs and pleasures such as counting one's assets, keeping track of time, and enjoying music. Puzzles and exercises at the end of each lecture offer additional inspiration, and numerous illustrations accompany the reader. Furthermore, a number of appendices provides in-depth insights into diverse topics such as Pascal's triangle, the Rubik cube, Mersenne's curious keyboards, and many others. A theme running through is the thought of what is our favourite number. Written in an engaging and witty style and requiring only basic school mathematical knowledge, this book will appeal to both young and mature readers fascinated by the curiosities of numbers.
  • Algebra: A Very Short Introduction

    Peter M. Higgins

    Product Code: APLUW
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    Algebra marked the beginning of modern mathematics, moving it beyond arithmetic, which involves calculations featuring given numbers, to problems where some quantities are unknown. Now, it stands as a pillar of mathematics, underpinning the quantitative sciences, both social and physical. This Very Short Introduction explains algebra from scratch. Over the course of ten logical chapters, Higgins offers a step by step approach for readers keen on developing their understanding of algebra. Using theory and example, he renews the reader's aquaintance with school mathematics, before taking them progressively further and deeper into the subject. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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  • Math Geek

    Raphael Rosen

    Product Code: AOLDX
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    The new "sine" of mathematical geekdom! Do you dream about long division in your sleep? Does the thought of solving abstruse equations bring a smile to your face? Do you love celebrating pi every March? Then, Math Geek was made for you! With this guide, you'll learn even more about the power of numbers as you explore their brilliant nature in ways you've never imagined. From manhole covers to bubbles to subway maps, each page gives you a glimpse of the world through renowned mathematicians' eyes and reveals how their theorems and equations can be applied to nearly everything you encounter. Covering dozens of your favorite math topics, you'll find fascinating answers to questions like: * How are the waiting times for buses determined? * Why is Romanesco Broccoli so mesmerizing? * How do you divide a cake evenly? * Should you run or walk to avoid rain showers? Filled with compelling mathematical explanations, Math Geek sheds light on the incredible world of numbers hidden deep within your day-to-day life.
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  • The Cartoon Guide to Algebra

    Larry Gonick

    Product Code: AMNRV
    Paperback
    A comprehensive and comical new illustrated guide to algebraDo you think that a Cartesian plane is a luxury jetliner? Does the phrase "algebraic expression" leave you with a puzzled look? Do you believe that the Order of Operations is an Emmy-winning medical drama? Then you need The Cartoon Guide to Algebra to put you on the road to algebraic literacy.The Cartoon Guide to Algebra covers all of algebra's essentials--including rational and real numbers, the number line, variables, expressions, laws of combination, linear and quadratic equations, rates, proportion, and graphing--with clear, funny, and easy-to-understand illustrations, making algebra's many practical applications come alive. This latest math guide from New York Times bestselling author Larry Gonick is an essential supplement for students of all levels, in high school, college, and beyond. School's most dreaded subject has never been more fun.
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  • 3000 Solved Problems in Linear Algebra

    Seymour Lipschutz

    Product Code: AHKBY
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    Master linear algebra with Schaum's - the high-performance solved-problem guide. It will help you cut study time, hone problem-solving skills, and achieve your personal best on exams! Students love Schaum's "Solved Problem Guides" because they produce results. Each year, thousands of students improve their test scores and final grades with these indispensable guides. Get the edge on your classmates. Use Schaum's. If you don't have a lot of time, but want to excel in class, use this book to: brush up before tests; study quickly and more effectively; learn the best strategies for solving tough problems in step-by-step detail; and get the big picture without spending hours pouring over long textbooks. Review what you've learned in class by solving thousands of relevant problems that test your skill.Compatible with any classroom text, Schaum's "Solved Problem Guides" let you practice at your own pace and remind you of all the important problem-solving techniques you need to remember - fast! And Schaum's are so complete, they're perfect for preparing for graduate or professional exams. Inside you will find: 3000 solved problems with complete solutions - the largest selection of solved problems yet published on linear algebra; a superb index to help you quickly locate the types of problems you want to solve; problems like those you'll find on your exams; techniques for choosing the correct approach to problems; and guidance on choosing the quickest, most efficient solution. If you want top grades and thorough understanding of linear algebra, this powerful study tool is the best tutor you can have!The chapters include: Vectors in R" and C"; Matrix Algebra; Systems of Linear Equations; Square Matrices; Determinants; Algebraic Structures; Vector Spaces and Subspaces; Linear Dependence, Basis, Dimension; Mappings; Linear Mappings; Spaces of Linear Mappings; Matrices and Linear Mappings; Change of Basis, Similarity; Inner Product Spaces, Orthogonality; Polynomials over a Field; Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, Diagonalization; Canonical Forms; Linear Functionals and the Dual Space; Bilinear, Quadratic, and Hermitian Forms; Linear Operators on Inner Product Spaces; and Applications to Geometry and Calculus.
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  • Schaum's Outline of Elementary Algebra

    Barnett Rich

    Product Code: AHJEM
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    Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately for you, there's "Schaum's Outlines". More than 40 million students have trusted "Schaum's" to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. "Schaum's" is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills. This "Schaum's Outline" gives you: practice problems with full explanations that reinforce knowledge; coverage of the most up-to-date developments in your course field; and, in-depth review of practices and applications. Fully compatible with your classroom text, "Schaum's" highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use "Schaum's" to shorten your study time - and get your best test scores! "Schaum's Outlines" means your problem solved.
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  • Seventeen Equations That Changed the World

    Ian Stewart

    Product Code: AGVHL
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    This is a unique history of humanity told through its seventeen defining equations; from Pythagoras to Calculus. From Newton's Law of Gravity to the Black-Scholes model used by bankers to predict the markets, equations, are everywhere - and they are fundamental to everyday life. "Seventeen Equations that Changed the World" examines seventeen groundbreaking equations that have altered the course of human history. He explores how Pythagoras' Theorem led to GPS and SatNav; how logarithms are applied in architecture; why imaginary numbers were important in the development of the digital camera, and what is really going on with Schrodinger's cat. Entertaining, surprising and vastly informative, "Seventeen Equations that Changed the World" is a highly original exploration - and explanation - of life on earth.
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  • 1001 Basic Math & Pre-Algebra Practice Problems For Dummies

    Mark Zegarelli

    Product Code: AGOVS
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    1001 Basic Math & Pre- Algebra Practice Problems For Dummies Practice makes perfect - and helps deepen your understanding of basic math and pre-algebra. 1001 Basic Math & Pre-Algebra Practice Problems For Dummies, with free access to online practice problems, takes you beyond the instruction and guidance offered in Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies, giving you 1,001 opportunities to practice solving problems from the major topics in your math course. You begin with some basic arithmetic practice, move on to fractions, decimals, and percents, tackle story problems, and finish up with basic algebra. Every practice question includes not only a solution but a step-by-step explanation. From the book, go online and find: one year free subscription to all 1001 practice problems; on-the-go access any way you want it - from your computer, smart phone, or tablet; multiple choice questions on all you math course topics; personalized reports that track your progress and help show you where you need to study the most; customized practice sets for self-directed study; and practice problems categorized as easy, medium, or hard. The practice problems in 1001 Basic Math & Pre-Algebra Practice Problems For Dummies give you a chance to practice and reinforce the skills you learn in class and help you refine your understanding of basic math & pre-algebra.
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  • The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra

    Shin Takahashi

    Product Code: BDWSR
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    Reiji wants two things in life: a black belt in karate and Misa, the girl of his dreams. Luckily, Misa's big brother is the captain of the university karate club and is ready to strike a deal: Reiji can join the club if he tutors Misa in linear algebra. Follow along in The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra as Reiji takes Misa from the absolute basics of this tricky subject through mind-bending operations like performing linear transformations, calculating determinants, and finding eigenvectors and eigenvalues. With memorable examples like miniature golf games and karate tournaments, Reiji transforms abstract concepts into something concrete, understandable, and even fun. As you follow Misa through her linear algebra crash course, you'll learn about: * Basic vector and matrix operations such as addition, subtraction, and multiplication * Linear dependence, independence, and bases * Using Gaussian elimination to calculate inverse matrices * Subspaces, dimension, and linear span * Practical applications of linear algebra in fields like computer graphics, cryptography, and engineering But Misa's brother may get more than he bargained for as sparks start to fly between student and tutor. Will Reiji end up with the girl-or just a pummeling from her oversized brother? Real math, real romance, and real action come together like never before in The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra.
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