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41. Beginning Algebra, Ninth Edition by Margaret L. Lial, John Hornsby, Terry McGinnis | |
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Excellent textbook for independent study
Beginning Algebra eighth edition by Lial Hornsby
Best Math Textbook ever!
from a young reader's point of view
idiot proof math instruction |
42. Excursions in Modern Mathematics, Fifth Edition by Peter Tannenbaum | |
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43. Elementary Statistics, Ninth Edtion by Robert R. Johnson, Patricia J. Kuby | |
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44. Essentials of Statistics (2nd Edition) by Mario F. Triola | |
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Outstanding Textbook
Not good
Almost Useless One of the things that I did find helpful in this book is when they list the steps to use an equation in text, without the numbers. Fortunately, the professor was able explain the equations. If you are trying to teach yourself statistics: If you are getting this as a textbook for school: |
45. Cracking the SAT Math Subject Tests, 2005-2006 Edition (Cracking the Sat II Math) by Princeton Review | |
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46. Beginning Algebra (with CD-ROM, Make the Grade, and InfoTrac) by R. David Gustafson, Peter D. Frisk | |
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47. Mathematics for Economists by Carl P. Simon, Lawrence Blume | |
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The best math book for economists!
The best mathematics for economists book ever written
Mathematics for Economists
Excellent but incomplete
The "must" item for all Econ. students. |
48. Algebra and Trigonometry, Second Edition by Robert F. Blitzer | |
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49. Precalculus : Mathematics for Calculus (with CD-ROM) by James Stewart, Lothar Redlin, Saleem Watson | |
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50. Calculus : Concepts and Contexts (with Tools for Enriching Calculus, Interactive Video Skillbuilder, vMentor, and iLrn Homework) by James Stewart | |
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51. Precalculus (Sixth Edition) by Ron Larson | |
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Book Description As the best-seller in its field, Precalculus, 5/e, offers both instructors and students a more solid, comprehensive, and flexible program than ever before. Designed for the one- or two-term precalculus course, the text opens with moderate algebra review and introduces trigonometry first with a unit circle approach and then with the right triangle. For a complete listing of features, see Larson/Hostetler, College Algebra, 5/e. ... Read more |
52. Statistical Inference by George Casella, Roger L. Berger | |
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Outstanding though challenging intro to math. stat. Quibbles apart, Casella & Berger is a demanding but most rewarding and stimulating introduction to (so-called) mathematical statistics, and in particular it is exceptionally dependable and witty. Beginning students may require some complementary material in the form of standard exercises and worked-out examples.
Excellent introduction to mathematical staticstics, but... In my opinion, to read this book you Do need a strong background in calculus. Having taken courses like real analysis, introductory probability/statistics is helpful but not so necessary. Most difinitions and proofs are clear and precise. The examples are good, but the authors quite often refer to the previous ones, which may be anoying for many readers. The excercises are great but take a lot of time to work out. In my case, each one took me about one hour on average. And I feel that quite some problems require "mathematics" besides knowlege of statistics. I recommend that you solve as many excercises as possible. Our Professor assigned at least 20 from each chapter as homework. One more thing, I bought the first printing of the book, and found quite a few typos. You can download from the author's homepage the errata list but that doesn't cover all. In conclusion if you are a serious math student interested in mathematical statistics, I think this is a good book for you.
Probably the best book for a newcomer to statistics
Excellent textbook for introductory to modern statistics My belief was strengthened after completing the reading of Casella-Berger's "Statistical Inference" and R. Durrett's "Probability", that one must keep away from mathematicians as far as possible since your life will be tough if you are close to them. And as for myself, I won't do research in probability since the book "Probability" gave me the impression that more mathematicians are involved in the area of probability theory. I'll go with Casella Berger, concentrate on the filed of statistical inference since scientists in this particular field are trying to make our lives better. For those who indeed want to learn statistics and who have no strong specific back ground, I strongly recommend Casella Berger's "Statistical Inference"!
very good, but it is difficult material for many people |
53. A First Course in Probability (6th Edition) by Sheldon Ross | |
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One of the best books on the subject This book is clear, concise, with lots of inspiring examples to expound the concepts & applications. It would be wonderful if a solution manual were written, however. The exercises are well written and some challenging, and if no sufficient practice has been done to comprehend the concepts in the chapter, the reader is likely to stumble on the exercises. If you enjoy exploring the mathematical reasoning behind the applications, have the necessary prerequisites (calculus) and are willing to pay the efforts, this book is a great choice.
Better than the average math book
Be careful about what other people say
extremely unhelpful
Pretty Bad In section 7.6 Ross explains moment generating functions, but nowhere in the section is there a definition of moment. Consequently, I never really understood moment generating functions, and there was a final exam question on them in the course I took. Well, if you happen to know that the first moment is the same as the mean, then you might for some reason look up "first moment" in the index (don't bother looking for "moment", because it's not there). The entry for "first moment" says, "see mean". Then if you look up "mean", you'll find that in section 4.4 on the Expectation of a Function of a Random Variable, there is, in fact, a tiny prose blurb which defines moment. No boxes, no nothing. It's just three lines between a proof and the next section. I guess this is fine for people with photographic memory and perfect recall. Also, the examples were numerous, and tended toward the elaborate, which clutters the text. I think the author intended to make things stick better by using examples he thought would be easy to recall. Personally, I've gotten used to the more common math pedagogical model of defintions, theorem, proof, which is more or less disposed of in this text in favor of extensive examples. Or maybe it just seems that way because the examples drown everything else out. In general, I felt this text could benefit from more formalism and fewer examples. When the author writes something, he should think to himself, "Have I defined all of the terms in this statement? If so, is the reader likely to remember them, or can they easily be looked up?" I don't think Ross was asking himself these questions as he wrote this book. ... Read more |
54. A Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts and Applications Combined Approach (3rd Edition) by Marvin L. Bittinger, David J. Ellenbogen, Barbara L. Johnson | |
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Great self study book. My son and I sit down and learn together. He says "get your book" and lets do math. The key to his desire to do math is because he see's his dad doing it. I've seen many other books and this tops them all.
Makes it easy-free tutoring, & web site practice problems! |
55. A Short History of Nearly Everything by BILL BRYSON | |
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Just like on PBS I think reading "A Short History of Nearly Everything" is a great introduction to science, astronomy, biology, and geology. Bryson keeps the narrative down to earth, terminology to a minimum, and brings out interesting viewpoints on the birth of the cosmos, the self-repairing DNA, life on planet earth, and the composition of the earth. Bryson did a job not boring the reader with the mysteries of science. Its entertaining reading and not difficult material to understand. Bryson presents thought provoking material that makes one want to read many other published books by Bryson.
He Really Does Cover Nearly Everything As with most of his books it's clear he's done a lot of research, and the book is larded with the kind of stories about Famous Scientists that you've probably never heard...but also full of the sort of survey scientific information that will leave you thinking you've learned something really interesting. Definitely worth picking up. Who will like it: lovers of pop science, lovers of Bill Bryson, people willing to read a thick book from start to finish. Who won't like it: people bored by pop science or any science at all.
Rediscover what you learned in school and forgot Bryson approaches history from two angles: Astronomy and what we know about the universe, and Evolution and what we know about life on Earth. I learned so many things I didn't know. Fascinating facts such as that meteorites are used to date the earth with carbon dating (they're the same age). Meteorites contain proteins needed to build life. Human like species have been on Earth for 1 million years. After finishing this book, I find myself thinking about topics like these during my free time. That's how impressive this book is. If you love science, this won't be a book you just read and forget. It's a book that will teach you things you'll be thinking about for a long time. Honestly I cannot recommend this book highly enough. If you're interested in science, it is a must read. Michael
Tabloid history of science This book is full of interesting anecdotes of science and scientists behind scene, which makes the reading stimulating and gives the readers a joyful sense of "discovery". Here are just a few examples top of my mind: - Components of your daily household cleaning powders like Comet and Ajax are made from the huge ash deposit in eastern Nebraska - they are leftover volcanic ashes from the ancient monstrous eruption of Yellowstone. - Marie Curie, the only person to win Nobel prize in both chemistry and physics, was never elected to the French academy of sciences largely because she had an affair with a married fellow physicist after Pierre Curie died in a traffic accident. Madame Curie eventually died of leukemia and her papers and lab books (even her cookbooks) are so dangerously contaminated by radiation that those who wish to see them must wear protective clothing. - Clair Patterson (a University of Chicago alumnus), who in 1953 gave the definitive measurement of the age of the Earth (4,550 million years - plus or minus 70 millions) by analyzing lead/uranium ratios in old rocks and meteorites, was also the leading expert in atmospheric lead poisoning and the early advocate of cleaning lead additives from manmade product. To his credit, Clean Air Act 1970 eventually led to the ban of leaded gasoline in United States in 1986. Almost immediately the blood lead level in Americans dropped 80%. Informative tabloids like these are all over the book. Bryson did a perfect job of bringing dull facts in history of science into fun everyday life experience. He compiled a huge amount of anecdotes from otherwise hard to find sources and weaved them together seamlessly in fluid and humorous writing. It makes the reading of science fun.
The best book you would be able to read in your lifetime! |
56. Calculus (8th Edition) by Dale Varberg, Edwin J. Purcell, Steven E. Rigdon | |
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Book Description This the shortest mainstream calculus book available. The authors make effective use of computing technology, graphics, and applications, and provide at least two technology projects per chapter. This popular book is correct without being excessively rigorous, up-to-date without being faddish. Maintains a strong geometric and conceptual focus. Emphasizes explanation rather than detailed proofs. Presents definitions consistently throughout to maintain a clear conceptual framework. Provides hundreds of new problems, including problems on approximations, functions defined by tables, and conceptual questions. Ideal for readers preparing for the AP Calculus exam or who want to brush up on their calculus with a no-nonsense, concisely written book. ... Read moreReviews (12)
Buy Swokowski's Calculus instead. I've been using the book for two semesters in a distance learning program. In this setting, where the reader needs to learn from the book rather than from an instructor, the book is inadequate. It's single strength - brevity - doesn't make up for its weaknesses: mystifying explanations, worked examples that omit important steps, and errors. Many times, this book made me laugh out loud when, after literally hours of effort, I finally understood what the authors were trying to communicate. There is no way I could have completed my classes had I not had Swokowski to refer to. Beyond these weaknesses, the book is loaded with throw-away Horatio Algerisms ("Skill at this, like most worthwhile activities, depends on practice.") and hokey humor ("We have no desire to let this text suffer from the standard ailment of older texts, called 'revisionitis.'") These give the book a dated, musty feel: it's as if you are looking back at how calculus used to be taught 40 years ago. Finally, six weeks into the first semester, the binding failed, converting the book into an expensive, 900-page, loose-leaf folder. Overall, not a book I enjoyed spending time with.
good but solutions manual is a must have
Classic "Attachable" book (a). being able to feel attachment for. This book satisfies all the above conditions [and (d)]. The style is very accessible to everyone who knows algebra. Math lovers who want to go beyond algebra should buy this book. Now, its particular uniqueness are the followings: mine has been separated into many stapled pages, though I personally like to sort them whenever I touch the book; examples are enough to illustrate introduced theorems. Of course, it doesn't end up with down-to-earth proofs. Wherever that might happen, it says so, and theorems that can not be proven with attainable knowledge are "left for advanced Calculus courses." Consequently, all presented proofs are quite rigorous in understandability. (c) will follow for appropriate readers. Good to start with, and will be one of your old friends.
Calculus 8th Edition Varberg, Purcell, Rigdon
Perhaps the best out there...but that's not saying much... I feel that this book in many ways is the best. Keep in mind, however, that this isn't saying much. For the most part, calculus (and math in general) textbooks are somewhat difficult to learn from. This stems from the fact that we students like to see lots of worked out example in order to "get" it (buy Schaum's outline or REA's Problem Solver for lots of worked examples). In many cases, a calculus book like this will give you, perhaps, one example for a given procedure and leave it to you to deduce the rest. Still, I like the fact that this book contains the material for Calc. I, II, and III. If nothing else, it saves us some money. One final comment: as another reviewer on amazon has already noted, the binding on this book is quite poor. I have seen many other students in my class with books in which the pages have started falling out. Perhaps Prentice Hall should provide us with a better binding for a hundred bucks. ... Read more |
57. Statistics : Informed Decisions Using Data by Michael Sullivan | |
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58. Elementary Statistics in Social Research (9th Edition) by Jack Levin, James Alan Fox | |
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Best Basic Statistical Text for Social or Policy Sciences
Jack Levin, Elementary statistics in Social research |
59. Finite Mathematics (7th Edition) by Margaret L. Lial, Raymond N. Greenwell, Nathan P. Ritchey | |
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60. Elementary Statistics Using Excel, Second Edition by Mario F. Triola | |
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Terrible book Maybe if you're an engineering student, this book will be a piece of cake since you already have a strong math background. But if you have to endure this book, make sure that your instructor knows how to teach, you know - really decipher the information and make it very deliverable to you as a student. If your instructor doesn't know how to do this and tries to teach it to you as if you had a degree in engineering, just withdraw from the class....you're instructor is a egotistical farce as well.. What ever happened to teachers who REALLY want to teach? If you want to learn statistics on your own, buy the book "Statistics for the Utterly Confused" by Lloyd Jaisingh, Ph.D. He delivers the content fairly well. Also, go to tutoring if your campus provides it. ... Read more |
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