By Keith Devlin
Keith Devlin. you recognize him. you've got learn his columns in MAA on-line, you have got heard him at the radio, and you've got visible his well known arithmetic books. In among all these actions and his personal learn, he is been tough at paintings revising units, services and common sense, his standard-setting textual content that has smoothed the line to natural arithmetic for legions of undergraduate students.
Now in its 3rd version, Devlin has absolutely transformed the publication to mirror a brand new iteration. The narrative is extra energetic and not more textbook-like. feedback and asides hyperlink the themes provided to the genuine international of scholars' adventure. The bankruptcy on advanced numbers and the dialogue of formal symbolic good judgment are long past in want of extra routines, and a brand new introductory bankruptcy at the nature of mathematics--one that motivates readers and units the degree for the demanding situations that lie forward.
Students crossing the bridge from calculus to better arithmetic want and deserve all of the aid they could get. units, features, and good judgment, 3rd variation is a reasonable little booklet that every one of your transition-course scholars not just can find the money for, yet will truly read…and enjoy…and study from.
About the Author
Dr. Keith Devlin is govt Director of Stanford University's middle for the learn of Language and data and a Consulting Professor of arithmetic at Stanford. He has written 23 books, one interactive booklet on CD-ROM, and over 70 released learn articles. he's a Fellow of the yank organization for the development of technological know-how, an international fiscal discussion board Fellow, and a former member of the Mathematical Sciences schooling Board of the nationwide Academy of Sciences,.
Dr. Devlin is usually one of many world's prime popularizers of arithmetic. often called "The Math man" on NPR's Weekend version, he's a widespread contributor to different neighborhood and nationwide radio and television indicates within the US and Britain, writes a per month column for the net magazine MAA on-line, and frequently writes on arithmetic and desktops for the British newspaper The parent.
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