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1. Advanced Algebra: TOOLS FOR A
2. Algebra Success in 20 Minutes
3. Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary
4. Division Algebras:: Octonions
5. Algebra II Essentials For Dummies
6. Algebra Know-It-ALL: Beginner
7. Schaum's Outline of Intermediate
8. Student Solutions Manualfor Algebra
9. Introductory Mathematics: Algebra
10. Elementary & Intermediate
11. Algebra 1, Study Guide & Intervention
12. First Course in Abstract Algebra,
13. Student Solutions Manual for Elementary
14. Algebra Survival Guide Workbook:
15. College Algebra, Third Edition
16. Beginning and Intermediate Algebra
17. College Algebra (with CD-ROM,
18. College Algebra (5th Edition)
19. The Complete Idiot's Guide to
20. Algebra with Trigonometry for

by Allan Bellman, Sadie Chavis Bragg, Suzanne H. Chapin, Theodore J. Gardella, Bettye C. Hall, William G. Handlin, Edward Manfre
 Hardcover: Pages (1998-01)
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Asin: 0134190114
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Solid Text
This is clearly one of Prentice Hall's better efforts. The material in this book is so well developed that it can be used as an additional reference during a precalc course for the algebra element.

Examples are color-coded to show steps. There are lots of sample problems included. The only drawback to this book is the large amounts of photos and drawings that aren't necessary--but these are present in this entire series of math books.

The glossary is a big bonus. Not all math texts have a glossary as nice as this one. ... Read more

2. Algebra Success in 20 Minutes a Day (Learning Express Skill Builders)
by Learning Express Editors
Paperback: 208 Pages (2000-05-25)
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Asin: 1576852768
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Algebra Success in 20 Minutes a Day includes hundreds of exercises that provide essential practice in solving algebra problems, especially word problems. Examples are streamlined to avoid heavy theory and jargon and just teach the essential skills. More than just a resource for test-takers, this book details the practical applicability of algebra skills to real-world (and real work) problems.Skills are taught through targeted and straightforward lessons that require a minimal time commitment to complete—just 20 minutes a day.The book has bonus sections with additional vital resources, and tips for preparing for standardized tests. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (11)

3-0 out of 5 stars Not at College Algebra level
This is a good book for algebra and does an excellent job of explaining the concepts and formulas.It is great if you are a beginner and want to understand algebra on a common language level and move forward from there.

But, there is a lot left out if you're planning to test out for college credit.For example:absolute value, infinities, logarithms, "f" domain of function, graphing cones, arithmetic sequence, etc. are not included.

I'm glad I was able to get it from my library and didn't have to buy it!

1-0 out of 5 stars 3rd Edition still lots of errors
It's a good thing I have a program called the Algebrator on my computer because this book has a lot of errors. If I work out a problem and get it wrong according to this book, I put the problem through Algebrator and find out that most of the time I did it correctly. I do no recommend this book because of the errors. Very frustrating. They should not be selling this book. I wish I had kept track of how many, but there are at least 30 errors so far, and I am on chapter 14.

3-0 out of 5 stars A lot of errors
There are a lot of errors in the answer key (I have the 2nd edition); since this is a self-study book, the errors can be quite frustrating.The book is also a little bit watered-down, and doesn't cover some topics standard in most algebra texts.For example, factoring cubes is completely uncovered, and the section on graphing is very limited.It's excellent at teaching the basics and building confidence, but the errors are annoying, and if you are planning on going on to pre-calculus with only this book as preparation , you will probably find yourself a little behind most of the other students.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
This book is by far the best math teaching book I have ever seen. Its up there with The complete idiots guide to calculus.

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK!
It was almost time for my Algebra finals and I was nervous. I got an 80 on the mid-term, so I needed to get an A on the final. So I grabbed this book and it really helped me. The book was so easy to read AND understand. I finished the book in two weeks(which was all I had). I took the final exam and I got a 97! Now I am taking Geometry & Algebra II next year. ... Read more

3. Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra
by John Derbyshire
Paperback: 416 Pages (2007-05-29)
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Asin: B0016BV3JY
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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"Here is the story of algebra."With this deceptively simple introduction, we begin our journey.Flanked by formulae, shadowed by roots and radicals, but escorted by an expert who navigates unerringly on our behalf, we are guaranteed safe passage through even the most treacherous mathematical terrain.

Our first encounter with algebraic arithmetic takes us back thirty-eight centuries to the time of Abraham and Isaac, Jacob and Joseph, Ur and Haran, Sodom and Gomorrah.Moving deftly from Abel’s proof to the higher levels of abstraction developed by Galois, we are eventually introduced to what algebraists have been focusing on during the last century.

As we travel the ages, it becomes apparent that the invention of algebra was more than the start of a specific discipline of mathematics – it was also the birth of a new way of thinking that clarified both basic numeric concepts as well as our perception of the world around us.Algebraists broke new ground when they discarded the simple search for solutions to equations and concentrated instead on abstract groups.This dramatic shift in thinking revolutionized mathematics.

Written for those among us who are unencumbered by a fear of formulae, Unknown Quantity delivers on its promise to present a history of algebra.Astonishing in its bold presentation of the math and graced with narrative authority, our journey through the world of algebra is at once intellectually satisfying and pleasantly challenging. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (38)

4-0 out of 5 stars excellent work in need of a layman's touch
This is allegedly written for the educated layman but I know few who could grasp (or care about) field vs group theory, rings, tensors or manifolds much less "movements" like "Intuitionism" and "Constructivism". The author thankfully does not attempt a deep inquiry into every crevice of modern math but instead presents a breezy if sometimes obtuse overview.

Even mathematicians can be informed here, particularly on the personalities.The author attempts to stay within the bounds of algebra while explaining that various disciplines necessarily cross lines with geometry, topology other algebras.The author thankfully includes illustrations although many more are required.Many times, it was next to impossible trying to picture the prose.Then again, much of the latter part of the book is conceptual without basis in reality - parallel lines that meet, many dimensions (presented in three, of course), complex numbers, vectors, etc. Many times, the creation of the mathematical concept (matrix, field permutation, etc) is as astounding as the principles by which they are solved. My Grade - B+

5-0 out of 5 stars A nice book on the history of algebra
This book is a relatively easy to read history of algebra, togehter with short introductions to some topics in algebra that a layman might never have encountered (or needs to review).

The author gives good concrete examples of concepts such as groups, rings and fields, so that one can get an idea of what these ideas mean and why they are important.So I think it's a good introduction to some of abstract algebra; however, to understand that subject well would require more in-depth study than one could get from this book.

The narratives about prominent mathematicians are interesting and well-written too. (They also provide a sometimes-needed break from reading the more technical material.) The author also does a good job of showing the historical context for the development of certain ideas in mathematics.

Toward the end of the book, I found myself sometimes losing track of what was going on - the concepts get more and more abstract, and the explanations seem to get shorter.

In summary: this book has enough technical material so that one not familiar with the subject can learn something.I think much of it would be understandable to a motivated reader who didn't have any math background beyond what is taught in high-school algebra.

4-0 out of 5 stars Abstraction not quite brought down to earth
Don't get me wrong, Derbyshire makes a lot of VERY abstract ideas a lot more accessible to the non-specialist reader than he/she should reasonably expect.Even so, he takes a lot more for granted this time round than he did in his last book (on prime numbers and the Riemann Hypothesis).By the end of that book, I felt that I really understood (albeit in a not especially technical way) a very difficult area of mathematical thought.Granted, UQ has as it's focus the entire mathematical branch of algebra over its 3,000 year history.I should not have expected a thorough explication of mathematical details along the way.As a survey, UQ certainly whetted my appetite to further read and explore in the field of algebra.And it was packed with fascinating information.Less one star only because JD had set such a high bar with his last book.This one doesn't quite reach it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Group theory for beginners
This is simply brilliant.However, it is also different from John Derbyshire's other book "Prime Obsession".It is more abstract and I myself had to read in a second time to understand the concepts fully.But what a reward!Once the reader comprehends his deliberation on groups and invariance, he or she can enbark on other journeys in understanding the nature of physics (and by corollary the universe itself).So in summary, it is as clear as it can be, and as engaging as Derbyshire has been.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good explanations + history
The historical attributions balance & complement the algebraic examples beautifully.Fun to read. ... Read more

4. Division Algebras:: Octonions Quaternions Complex Numbers and the Algebraic Design of Physics (Mathematics and Its Applications)
by G.M. Dixon
Paperback: 248 Pages (2010-11-02)
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Asin: 1441947469
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The four real division algebras (reals, complexes, quaternionsand octonions) are the most obvious signposts to a rich and intricaterealm of select and beautiful mathematical structures. Using the newtool of adjoint division algebras, with respect to which the divisionalgebras themselves appear in the role of spinor spaces, some of thesestructures are developed, including parallelizable spheres,exceptional Lie groups, and triality. In the case of triality the useof adjoint octonions greatly simplifies its investigation. Motivatingthis work, however, is a strong conviction that the design of ourphysical reality arises from this select mathematical realm. Acompelling case for that conviction is presented, a derivation of thestandard model of leptons and quarks.
The book will be of particular interest to particle and high energytheorists, and to applied mathematicians.
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5-0 out of 5 stars I am waiting for Dixon 's Octonians...
I have not yet received my command. P. MERAT

5-0 out of 5 stars Mathematics behind physics
This is an excellent book for those who want to study Hamilton's quaternions, and other algebraic structures, used in modern physics. Dixon believes that octonions and triality of Spin(8) are essential in understanding particle physics. This clear exposition contains many ideas which have gone unnoticed from other researchers. The book is a treasure trove for mathematical physicists. The author also compares the Cayley algebra of octonions to other algebraic systems used in physics: matrices and Clifford algebras, in particular the Dirac algebra. ... Read more

5. Algebra II Essentials For Dummies (For Dummies (Math & Science))
by Mary Jane Sterling
Paperback: 192 Pages (2010-05-17)
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Asin: 047061840X
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Passing grades in two years of algebra courses are required for high school graduation. Algebra II Essentials For Dummies covers key ideas from typical second-year Algebra coursework to help students get up to speed. Free of ramp-up material, Algebra II Essentials For Dummies sticks to the point, with content focused on key topics only. It provides discrete explanations of critical concepts taught in a typical Algebra II course, from polynomials, conics, and systems of equations to rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical algebra concepts as they help students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back into the classroom who just need a refresher of the core concepts.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Displaying special formulas in Kindle
Book content is almost perfect.

But the effect of formulas displaying in Kindle is really fuzzy and ugly. It's an interference of reading. ... Read more

6. Algebra Know-It-ALL: Beginner to Advanced, and Everything in Between (Know It All)
by Stan Gibilisco
Paperback: 730 Pages (2008-06-20)
list price: US$29.95 -- used & new: US$15.00
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Asin: 0071546170
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Master algebra from the comfort of home!

Want to “know it all” when it comes to algebra? Algebra Know-It-ALL gives you the expert, one-on-one instruction you need, whether you're new to algebra or you're looking to ramp up your skills. Providing easy-to-understand concepts and thoroughly explained exercises, math whiz Stan Gibilisco serves as your own private tutor-without the expense! His clear, friendly guidance helps you tackle the concepts and problems that confuse you the most and work through them at your own pace.

Train your brain with ease! Algebra Know-It-ALL features:

  • Icons to help you identify your current skill level
  • Chapter-end quizzes and word problem/solution pairs to reinforce learning
  • Worked-out answers to all practice exercises
  • Extensive multiple-choice questions to prepare you for standardized tests
  • “Extra Credit” and “Challenge” problems to stretch your skills

Stan's expert guidance gives you the know-how to:

  • Solve arithmetic problems without a calculator
  • Convert fractions to decimal form and vice-versa
  • Manipulate simple equations and inequalities
  • Learn how coordinate systems work
  • Make simple graphs
  • Solve quadratic and cubic equations
  • Understand complex-number solutions to equations
  • Use logarithms and exponential functions
  • Take college entrance examinations with confidenceli>And much more!
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Customer Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Course or Reference Book!
I bought this book for my 13yr old son who is taking his first course in Algebra this 09-10 school yr. This book is excellent for shy students who do not want to call a lot of attention to themselves in class.No matter what the teacher is teaching about Algebra, there is usually a better explanation in Stan's book.

I have been buying Stan's books for over 15 years, on many different technical subjects.I have never been disappointed! His books are always a great buy for the present and future reference!

5-0 out of 5 stars Good basic algebra review
I bought this book for a middle school child (8th grade) and decided to do some reviewing as well. I found Algebra Know-It-All to be straight forward and simple to understand. I liked the fact that concepts were introduced, built upon, and then added into the overall material. I was also glad to see that the text was conversational and began simply without giving the feeling that the student was being dropped into the deep end of the pool from the start. I especially like the author's encouraging words to the student throughout the book. Definitely worth the money.

1-0 out of 5 stars Huge Foundation Miscue
I'm a high school math teacher of over 30 years who is always on the look out for a solid supplemental book for our library and math department resources. When I read the Amazon writeup, I felt it would be worth a look-see.

Interestingly when I received the book, it fell open to pages 72-73. I couldn't believe what I found in print regarding the order of operations under an "Are You Confused?" subheading. Yes, I became very confused (and distraught) by the instructions to "group..." and then "do all the multiplications from left to right" followed by "group..." and then "do all the divisions from left to right." And the example in Table 5-1 followed this sequence (resulting in a wrong answer of -8 - a basic scientific calculator check gives the correct answer of 71).

[FYI, The agreed on order of operations states that multiplication and division are performed together from left to right in the same step.]

This HUGE fundamental error is certain to trip up or confuse anyone who is using this book as a self-study or supplemental learning guide. (And it's restated again on page 154, so it's not just a misprint.) As a result, before the author gets into discussing Algebra with his readers, he's got them doing basic Pre-Algebra work incorrectly. A formula for disaster.

So there is no way that I can begin to recommend this book until the publisher (McGraw-Hill) pulls it back for a full edit to make sure that there are not other significant errors.

Until then, I wouldn't trust the suggestion on the back cover to learn more by going to the MATHPROFESSIONAL.COM website. Sorry.

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7. Schaum's Outline of Intermediate Algebra, Second Edition (Schaum's Outlines)
by Ray Steege, Kerry Bailey
Paperback: 408 Pages (2010-03-23)
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Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time?

Fortunately for you, 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, solvedproblems, and practice exercises to test your skills.

This Schaum's Outline gives you

  • 885 fully solved problems
  • Complete review of all course fundamentals

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!

Topics include: Fundamental Concepts; Polynomials; Rational Expressions; First-Degree Equations and Inequalities; Exponents, Roots, and Radicals; Second-Degree Equations and Inequalities; Systems of Equations and Inequalities; Relations and Functions; Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; and Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem

Schaum's Outlines--Problem Solved.

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8. Student Solutions Manualfor Algebra and Trigonometry: Enhanced with Graphing Utilities
by Michael Sullivan, Michael SullivanIII, Kevin Bodden, Randy Gallaher
 Paperback: 768 Pages (2008-01-12)
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Asin: 0136005411
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Fully worked solutions to odd-numbered exercises ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars great textbook
Great condition, arrived in said time. The DVD was still intact for the study guide. Saved lots of $$. The bookstore wanted 150$ this was only 17$!!!!!

1-0 out of 5 stars it has been a month and still no book.
Delivery date was aug. 13 to sept. 3 and it is sept. 8 and still no book. WTF.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book Buy!!
Although the company this book was purchased from was close to my house, the book was in great condition and was half the price that it was in my school's bookstore. Accurate information and great prices. Can't ask for more than that.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good shape
The book was in great shape.Time line to get book was good. But I paid the extra.Would buy again from this seller.

5-0 out of 5 stars Algebra & Trig book
While I did not have much choice since this was required for my class, I bought it online and it arrived very quickly. Excellent text. ... Read more

9. Introductory Mathematics: Algebra and Analysis (Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series)
by Geoffrey C. Smith
Paperback: 216 Pages (1998)
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Asin: 3540761780
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Provides a self-contained introduction to Pure Mathematics, & bridges the gap between school & university work, styled less formally than most textbooks & appropriate for either first semester students or as introductory self-instruction. Paper. DLC: Mathematics. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A splendid introduction to the concepts of higher mathematics.
Geoff Smith's Introductory Mathematics: Algebra and Analysis provides a splendid introduction to the concepts of higher mathematics that students of pure mathematics need to know in upper division mathematics courses.Smith's explanations are clear and laced with humor.He gives the reader a sense of how mathematicians think about the subject, while making the reader aware of pitfalls such as notation that varies from book to book or country to country and subtleties that are hidden within the wording of definitions and theorems.Since the book is written for first-year British university students who are reading pure mathematics, Smith's approach is informal.He focuses on conveying the key concepts, while gradually building greater rigor into the exposition.The exercises range from straightforward to decidedly non-routine problems.Answers to all questions are provided in an appendix or on a website devoted to the book whose address is listed in the book's preface.That website also contains a list of known errata, extra, generally more difficult, exercises on the material in the book, and discussions of topics related to those in the book.The book is suitable for self-study.Students preparing to take or review advanced mathematics courses will be well-served by working through the text.

The text begins with material on set theory, logic, functions, relations, equivalence relations, and intervals that is assumed or briefly discussed in all advanced pure mathematics courses.Smith then devotes a chapter to demonstrating various methods of proof, including mathematical induction, infinite descent, and proofs by contradiction.He discusses counterexamples, implication, and logical equivalence.However, the chapter is not a tutorial on how to write proofs.For that, he suggests that you work through D. L. Johnson's text Elements of Logic via Numbers and Sets (Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series).

Once this foundation is established, Smith discusses complex numbers.After describing the types of problems that can be solved using natural numbers, integers, rational numbers, and real numbers, he justifies the introduction of complex numbers by showing that they are necessary to solve quadratic equations.After deriving the Quadratic Formula, Smith describes the algebra of complex numbers, their rectangular and polar forms, and their relationship to trigonometric, exponential, and hyperbolic functions.Throughout the remainder of the book, he draws on the complex numbers as a source of examples.

The next portion of the book is devoted to algebra.Smith discusses key concepts from linear algebra, including vectors, the Cauchy-Schwarz and Triangle inequalities, matrices, determinants, inverses, vector spaces, linear independence, span, and basis, that are widely used in mathematics. In addition to looking at their algebraic properties, Smith examines their geometric interpretation.He continues this practice with permutation groups, which he uses to introduce group theory, the branch of mathematics in which he does his research.Group theory is a deep topic, on which Smith and his wife, Olga Tabachnikova, have written a text for advanced undergraduates, Topics in Group Theory (Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series).In this text, he confines the discussion to subgroups, cosets, Lagrange's Theorem, cyclic groups, homomorphisms, and isomorphisms.

Smith introduces analysis with a chapter on sequences and series.After providing another proof of the Triangle Inequality, Smith focuses on limits, thereby giving the reader a first exposure to quantifiers. He also discusses some properties of the real numbers, introducing the concept of boundedness, the Completeness Axiom, and Cauchy sequences.The aforementioned exposure to quantifiers makes the subsequent definitions and proofs of theorems about continuity and limits of functions easier to grasp. He concludes the book with a discussion of how the real numbers can be constructed using Dedekind cuts and Cauchy sequences.

There is a book by Ian Stewart and David Tall, The Foundations of Mathematics, that covers similar ground.It is devoted to building up the properties of number systems, which is a useful foundation for courses in analysis.However, it will not prepare you as well for courses in algebra as Smith's text, which I recommend enthusiastically.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent introduction to analysis and algebra
If you want to understand mathematics after high school you must read this book first before plunging into university level mathematics. It will make your journey in mathematics much easier.

5-0 out of 5 stars A lucid, laugh-a-minute delight
Here is an author who brings a fresh vitality to basic undergraduate mathematics with his witty, discursive treatment of topics ranging from the nature of a proof to a kit for the construction of the real numbers.

Smith adopts a tone of camaraderie which lures the reader along a trailof mathematical discovery, all the while remaining true to the standards ofexactitude which must characterise mathematics at this level. Nevercondescending, he blithely raises issues which other authors would sweepunder the carpet in a beginners' textbook, treating them with hisinimitable forthright professionalism.The author's exuberant interest andkeen mind pervade the book, making it a perfect delight to read.

Iwould recommend that all young undergraduates/school-leavers are given thisbook before more traditional dusty texts blind them to the sheer pleasureof mathematics.

4-0 out of 5 stars A first-rate and funny introduction to algebra and analysis
As a returning novice to university mathematics, (it is some15 years since the last time I last took an introductory maths course) I found this book to be both refreshing and highly original.The material and layout isdifferent to most textbooks.It is probably a book for people who want tograsp the idea of mathematics rather than just pass an exam. However, asthe author notes in the preface, it is (other things being equal) both a'gentle and relaxed introduction'.The mathematics is pure and theemphasis is on the idea rather than on how to solve particular problems inthe life sciences or engineering.Topics covered include; Sets, functionsand relations; Proofs; Complex numbers; Vectors and matrices; Group theory;Sequences and series; Real numbers; and Mathematical analysis.It is anexcellent book for those interested in learning and understandingmathematics.The colloquial tone helps alot and it is a style thatdeserves to become more common in the future.The book also offers aninteresting glimpse of the mathematical mind.The author has a remarkablesense of humour and the book is hilarious at times. ... Read more

10. Elementary & Intermediate Algebra for College Students (4th Edition) (The Angel Developmental Algebra Series)
by Allen R. Angel
Hardcover: 1008 Pages (2010-05-30)
list price: US$162.67 -- used & new: US$105.00
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Asin: 0321620925
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The Angel author team meets the needs of today’s learners by pairing concise explanations with the new Understanding Algebra feature and an updated approach to examples. Discussions throughout the text have been thoroughly revised for brevity and accessibility. Whenever possible, a visual example or diagram is used to explain concepts and procedures. Understanding Algebra call-outs highlight key points throughout the text, allowing readers to identify important points at a glance. The updated examples use color to highlight the variables and important notation to clearly illustrate the solution process. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Elem & Interm Alg for College Students-Teacher's Ed
I received my copy by the expected due date and it was in excellent condition. Thank you and I'm very satisfied!!! Would recommend.

Atlanta, Ga

5-0 out of 5 stars Great math book!!!
This book is super easy to understand and follow along with!!!! Its very disappointing the publishers are no longer printing it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Elementry and Intermediate Algebra for College Students
We received a brand new book with cd's, both are outstanding and a great help to my son.I was pleasantly surprised to receive this since my order had been a problem initally.We had ordered a used book and received another book in error.The company I ordered the book from sent a new book plus the cd's at half price and paid for overnight delivery of this book plus the return of the book sent in error.FIVE STARS for their outstanding resolution of the situation!!!!Many thanks, William F. Lynes, ATCS USN-Retired

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This book was exactly as stated and was received within a short period of time.

5-0 out of 5 stars Math anxiety GONE
I used this book even in my other math classes.It was the easiest to understand and the format is very user friendly, even for the very anxious math student.I will always refer to this book.It has helped me greatly. ... Read more

11. Algebra 1, Study Guide & Intervention Workbook
by McGraw-Hill
Paperback: 180 Pages (2008-12-10)
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Asin: 0078908353
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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The Study Guide & Intervention Workbook contains two worksheets for every lesson in the Student Edition. Helps students:

  • Preview the concepts of the lesson,
  • Practice the skills of the lesson, and
  • catch up if they miss a class.
Tier 2 RtI (Response to Intervention) addresses students' needs up to one year below grade level. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Mathematical Nature Walk

A sparkling, spanking dynamo of a mathematical book. The author is someone I would like to have as a friend, a confidente. John A. Adam is well named. He can be considered one of the FIRST naturalist mathematicians. Nicely done.


1-0 out of 5 stars Interventionneeded before publishing, no answers
This workbook was a big disappointment"The title Alegra 1 Study Guide and Intervention Workbook."Where are the answers?The answers should be with the study guide.I purchased the workbook so my child could reinforce mathematical skills.Let me make it clear, there are noanswers in the book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Algebra 1
Excellent transaction!Communication with seller was excellent and fast shipping.Highly recommended.

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12. First Course in Abstract Algebra, A (3rd Edition)
by Joseph J. Rotman
Paperback: 640 Pages (2005-10-08)
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Asin: 0131862677
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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This text introduces readers to the algebraic concepts of group and rings, providing a comprehensive discussion of theory as well as a significant number of applications for each.


Number Theory: Induction; Binomial Coefficients; Greatest Common Divisors; The Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic

Congruences; Dates and Days. Groups I: Some Set Theory; Permutations; Groups; Subgroups and Lagrange's Theorem; Homomorphisms; Quotient Groups; Group Actions; Counting with Groups. Commutative Rings I: First Properties; Fields; Polynomials; Homomorphisms; Greatest Common Divisors; Unique Factorization; Irreducibility; Quotient Rings and Finite Fields; Officers, Magic, Fertilizer, and Horizons. Linear Algebra: Vector Spaces; Euclidean Constructions; Linear Transformations; Determinants; Codes; Canonical Forms. Fields: Classical Formulas; Insolvability of the General Quintic; Epilog. Groups II: Finite Abelian Groups; The Sylow Theorems; Ornamental Symmetry. Commutative Rings III: Prime Ideals and Maximal Ideals; Unique Factorization; Noetherian Rings; Varieties; Grobner Bases.


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1-0 out of 5 stars nothing abstract in this one
this book is the reason i changed my major from pure to applied mathematics. if you paid attention in your second grade arithmetic class, you won't learn anything new from this book. we used this in my so called "abstract algebra" course, but the author is too narrow minded to think of any algebra outside of arithmetic. i had perfect grades in the class, but i dropped it before the final because i was too disgusted with the presentation. you're better off going with a text on formal language theory like aho and ullman, or maybe algebra by birkhoff and mac lane. you could even write yourself something more informative on a 3 by 5 card.

2-0 out of 5 stars Just okay.
Not a lot of details in this book.Mostly just theorems and their proofs.

1-0 out of 5 stars Ugh
This textbook is the first math book I've had that doesn't have any homework answers in the back of the book. Instead, there are "helpful" hints for selected problems that aren't any help at all. This is very frustrating because I never know if I'm getting the right answer or not.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Introduction To Algebra
Rotman's book is a standard for first courses in Abstract Algebra.The book is easy to read and includes plenty of problems to work on.He even includes several standard syllabi in the preface, depending on the type of course that may be taught with it.It begins with some number theory, then goes into the traditional group and ring concepts.The only reason I would say to not buy this book is if you really don't like the theorem-proof, theorem-proof kind of writing, but if you don't, you're likely not interested in Abstract Algebra anyway.An excellent book for learning as well as reference.

3-0 out of 5 stars no better than the first edition
It is always easy to add something to than to get rid of something from the book. I guess this is the case of the author when he prepares the second edition. However, I prefer the first edition because it is more readable, enjoyable, and most importantly, contains just enough information for the introduction to abstract algebra. There are huge number of textbooks on abstract algbra, and making another would not be the author's purpose of the revision, I hope, but it looks it is.
By adding more subjects in detail to the second edition, now it looks the same as any other, only to loose its expository and conversational style of writings, and became a reference-style textbook. ... Read more

13. Student Solutions Manual for Elementary Algebra: Graphs and Authentic Applications
by Jay Lehmann
 Paperback: 448 Pages (2008-02-09)
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14. Algebra Survival Guide Workbook: Thousands of Problems to Sharpen Skills and Enhance Understanding
by Josh Rappaport
Paperback: 96 Pages (2010-01-01)
list price: US$9.95 -- used & new: US$5.50
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Asin: 0965911373
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Following on the success of the Algebra Survival Guide, the Algebra Survival Guide Workbook presents thousands of practice problems (and their answers) to help children master algebra. The problems are keyed to the pages of the Algebra Survival Guide, so that children can find detailed instructions and then work the sets. Each problem set focuses like a laser beam on a particular algebra skill, then offers ample practice problems. Answers are conveniently displayed in the back. This book is for parents of schooled students, homeschooling parents and teachers. Parents of schooled children find that the problems give their children a "leg up" for mastering all skills presented in the classroom. Homeschoolers use the Workbook -- in conjunction with the Guide -- as a complete Algebra 1 curriculum. Teachers use the workbook's problem sets to help children sharpen specific skills -- or they can use the reproducible pages as tests or quizzes on specific topics. Like the Algebra Survival Guide, the Workbook is adorned with beautiful art and sports a stylish, teen-friendly design. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Great suppliment for learning algebra.
My son will be starting high school and algebra this fall, but was left ill-prepared by the pre-algebra course he had in the 8th grade.Hopefully this book and it's accompanying workbook will get him up to speed by next month.

4-0 out of 5 stars Works for us!
So far, I like this workbook and the guidebook together.We bought the Survival Guide Handbook and the Workbook after my 7th grader got a C on his report card.We thought he could use the review and extra practice over the summer.As the adult step parent tutor, I was worried I forgot all my algebra but the Guide Handbook helped refresh my memory.I like that it's a different format from a textbook.Textbooks (from what I remember) tell you and explains.The Guidebook offers the information and lessons in a question and then answering format.The guidebook also shows possible misinterpretations such as, "Is -2^2 the same as -(2^2)?"
So far, we are on page 18, and I haven't found that many mistakes in the answer key like a previous reviewer suggested.Just one. (Page 14, #20).I got 10.5 but the answer key shows the answer is 15.Did I make a mistake?

For us, this book suits our purpose well.It is simple, to the point, addresses possible misinterpretations, and has a predictable question and answer format.A more advanced student may need further explanation, more word problem connections.The world problems are all in the back on the last 4 pages.

4-0 out of 5 stars Works well
I used this to refresh for an college algebra course. I like that it reads like you have no clue and it's helping you learn from the bottom up. I got an A in the class so that speaks for itself.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best algebra guide on the market
Trust me when I say this the best Alegbra guide on the market.I know because I tried them all(no joke.)As an adult, who never had Algebra in high school, I was not prepared for it in college.And there are few college courses that go all the way back to the beginning, mine expected that you already had basic algebra fundamentals.The guide along with the workbook, actually replaced my textbook.The textbook was simply put, confusing, and unrelatable.The guide, and workbook were lifesavers for me.The clear, precise and easy to understand examples clarified much of what confused me.And associating all of the properties and laws to analogies worked liked a charm.In fact, I soon learned I knew th properties and laws better than my classmates and began using the analogies to explain them so they to could remember all the little tricks this guide taught me.My teenage son, who has struggled with Algebra, now has his own copies and wonders why his teachers have never thought to make it so easy to learn.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Ever
I'll bet a lot of mothers have hugged this author.

I'm a homeschooler with one boy in college and another in public high school. I'm also math challenged so teaching algebra was a nightmare and I felt that my very bright older boys suffered because of it (though they are now both near the top of their classes). I was fine with teaching basic math skills as I know exactly where math falls apart for most kids who learn to hate it. Algebra was an entirely different story. I simply didn't get it, and consequently, neither did my boys. What they did get was that algebra was a horrible subject that should be hated. This feeling was not on the list of things I wanted my sons to inherit from me.

I was determined that it would be better for my younger two and I went in search of a user friendly book that would break it down to manageable steps so that I could teach it effectively and they could master it comfortably.

Enter Algebra Survival Handbook and Workbook. Combined, these two are an unbeatable teaching tool. My third born (who dislikes math intensely) has grown confident enough to teach himself with only occasional help from me. When I do have to step in, I'm able to quickly scan the previous pages and explain what he's missing without feeling like I'm all thumbs. I am learning as much as he is.

Each lesson carefully builds on the concepts you learned previously, just a few problems at a time, with only one or two steps added. His "ohh this is so easy--watch this--" approach builds concepts in the student. He also admits when something is confusing and then goes on to make sure that the student doesn't stay that way.

If you are a homeschooler, you should add this tool to your arsenal.

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15. College Algebra, Third Edition
by Robert F. Blitzer
Hardcover: 816 Pages (2003-02-18)
list price: US$116.00 -- used & new: US$13.94
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Asin: 0131013653
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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This book presents the traditional content of Precalculus in a manner that answers the age-old question of “When will I ever use this?” Highlighting truly relevant applications, this book presents the material in an easy to teach from/easy to learn from approach. KEY TOPICS Chapter topics include equations, inequalities, and mathematical models; functions and graphs; polynomial and rational functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices and determinants; conic sections; and sequences, induction, and probability.For engineers of every kind, manufacturing personnel, technologists, technicians, and technical marketing professionals. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars COLLEGE ALGEBRA 3RD ED

1-0 out of 5 stars wrong isbn # on book
i received the book i ordered today (friday) and noticed that i did not
have the same isbn # the seller had advertized it for.
can i return the book and get refunded please.

2-0 out of 5 stars Examples and problems constructed by inexperienced students
I have a master's degree in Electrical Engineering.I tutor students who are using this book in a community college course.In layout and in format, the book is very good.The concepts are presented in logical order, and the principles are usually explained well.
My problem is that the examples and the end-of-chapter problems are full of errors.Example: Section P.6, "Rational Expressions" presents several examples to define the domain of an expression.Most of these conclude with the incorrect domain.This kind of sloppy editing can leave the student totally confused about a concept that is all-important to understand later concepts, such as systems of equations and series summations.
I fully believe that the author left the basic book construction in the hands of inexperienced students.Its too bad that he did not bother with some double-checking of the work.

3-0 out of 5 stars Great, but Packaging needs improvement!
I am very pleased with the process.The book that I ordered was correct and sent promptly.The only problem I had was with the packaging.It came wrapped in plastic ONLY!That caused the book to get damaged corners and dents.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers
I had the chance to go through the above book and I must say that I found it very useful. I very much liked the modern approach to the theory of numbers and the use of the historical aspect.
I am in Ghana teaching at the University of Education Wnneba. How can a get some copies for the Departmental Library?
I can not give much detail review now until a get a copy of the book. ... Read more

16. Beginning and Intermediate Algebra (2nd Edition)
by John Tobey, Jeffrey Slater, Jamie Blair
Paperback: 1008 Pages (2005-03-26)
list price: US$162.67 -- used & new: US$14.00
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Asin: 0131492039
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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A worktext format for basic college math or arithmetic courses including lecture-based, self-paced, and modular classes.

John Tobey and Jeff Slater are experienced developmental math authors and active classroom teachers.  The Tobey approach focuses on building skills one at a time by breaking math down into manageable pieces.  This building block organization is a practical approach to basic math skill development that makes it easier for students to understand each topic, gaining confidence as they move through each section.  Knowing students crave feedback, Tobey has enhanced the new edition with a "How am I Doing?" guide to math success. The combination of continual reinforcement of basic skill development, ongoing feedback and a fine balance of exercises makes the second edition of Tobey/Slater Beginning and Intermediate Algebra even more practical and accessible.


Prealgebra Review; Real Numbers And Variables; Equations, Inequalities, And Applications; Graphing And Functions; Systems Of Linear Equations And Inequalities; Exponents And Polynomials; Factoring; Rational Expressions And Equations; Rational Exponents And Radicals; Quadratic Equations And Inequalities; The Conic Sections; Additional Properties Of Functions; Logarithmic And Exponential Functions; Foundations for Intermediate Algebra; Mathematics Blueprint for Problem Solving; Practice with Operations of Whole Numbers; Tables; Determinants and Cramer's Rule; Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Matrices; Sets


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5-0 out of 5 stars beginning & intermediate algebra
the book was in the condition that was stated in the ad & I was pleased with that...but it came very late...it came much later than was stated at the original shipping estimate that was suggested.I didn't pay for express shipping because of that. When it didn't come as was suggested, then of course, when you inquire about it...then they tell you that it is still within this time-frame that they now tell you is longer. I would highly suggest paying for the quicker shipping if you need the book in two weeks or less. They will tell you 7 to 10 days for normal shipping...but I would not trust this.

1-0 out of 5 stars Intro to Algebra Second Edition
I was not happy with the book I bought from amazon.com because they sent me the wrong book.In the long run I ended up buying the book from the school's book store for $128.00, instead of the cheaper price offered by amazon.In the long run I will be very cautious the next time i order from you. ... Read more

17. College Algebra (with CD-ROM, Make the Grade, and InfoTrac )
by David Cohen
Hardcover: 880 Pages (2002-10-17)
list price: US$192.95 -- used & new: US$77.76
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David Cohen's COLLEGE ALGEBRA, Fifth Edition, focuses on teaching mathematics, using a graphical perspective throughout to provide a visual understanding of college algebra. The author is known for his clear writing style and the numerous quality exercises and applications he includes in his respected texts. In this new edition, graphs, visualization of data, and functions are now introduced much earlier and receive greater emphasis. Many sections now contain more examples and exercises involving applications and real-life data. While this edition takes the existence of the graphing calculator for granted, the material is arranged so that one can teach the course with as much or as little graphing utility work as he/she wishes. ... Read more

18. College Algebra (5th Edition) (Dugopolski Precalculus Series)
by Mark Dugopolski
Hardcover: 736 Pages (2010-01-22)
list price: US$150.67 -- used & new: US$87.99
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Asin: 0321644743
Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars
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Dugopolski’s College Algebra, Fifth Edition gives readers the essential strategies to help them develop the comprehension and confidence they need to be successful in this course. Readers will find enough carefully placed learning aids and review tools to help them do the math without getting distracted from their objectives. Regardless of their goals beyond the course, all readers will benefit from Dugopolski’s emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking, which is enhanced by the addition of nearly 1,000 exercises in this edition. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (18)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Book for NON-Algebra folks
Perfect book for what it was designed to do - get you though Algebra. Not a lover of Algebra, I found this book to be helpful with a lot of additional information to make understanding of the concepts less painful! I keep it around as a reference book now for those times that you actually do need Algebra in the real world!

1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible...of course it is required
I have a degree in Computer Info Systems and I wanted to go back and get my Masters in Comp Sci...sooooo... here I am.
Is it the teacher, or the book, or both?The teacher has assigned problems from the book in advance.You go home and you have the problem, and the answers for the odd numbers in the back, and no idea how to do 85% of the assigned problems because there is no example anywhere to be found.I'm not sure how learning is supposed to occur during this process?
The sections in this book before the problems do a few basic examples, then they have dozens of problems far FAR more advance and cryptic.Which leave the student baffled as to how they got the answer.No learning.I've had college algebra before, but this is by far the most difficult book I've ever seen on the subject.It would take me about a month working every night to cover 1 chapter, and we cover 1 chapter a week in the class.
I am reading a Calculus book that is far easier to understand than this.
This book should be renamed to:Algebra for the expert mathematician professional.

The pages rip very easily also.

4-0 out of 5 stars Review
I was extremly pleased, with my purchase. The book was in great condition and arrived quickly.

1-0 out of 5 stars This book is why people hate math.
If you're hoping to do well in your mathematics course or just learn math on your own time, you've chosen the wrong book.

The sections provide very little lead-in, and are filled with a few examples, which may or may not help you do the homework problems at the end of the section. Many times you will find formula notation different from the standard that all other textbooks use, so if you move onto the next level of math, you will see entirely new (Easier) ways of learning the material.

This book only works sufficiently if you've been through precalculus/calculus sequence already and are looking for just a quick cheap refresher on some algebra, which is probably why it is appealing to college professors. If purchasing a different book is an option for you, go for Blitzer or Larson's Precalculus text.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very Thorough Book
I am teaching from this book this summer, and I have not had the problems that other reviewers have described.This book is written for people with a pretty good understanding of high school algebra - after all, it is a college algebra book.It is not watered down at all, and the material is presented in some depth.However, I have found that this book does a really good job of warning students about common mistakes.I have found it clear (I can't say that for every algebra book I've used.) and my students have not complained, either.I would use this book again. ... Read more

19. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Algebra Word Problems
by Ph.D., Izolda Fotiyeva
Paperback: 352 Pages (2010-09-07)
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Makes problem solving no problem at all.

Most students (and parents) find word problems from high school or even freshman year in college to be the single biggest hurdle in algebra. They are complicated and full of trick information-and always involve some formula that's buried in the facts of the story. Now there's help with The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Algebra Word Problems. Expert math instructor Izolda Fotiyeva helps even the most challenged student understand the mysteries of algebra word problems by showing them how to:

•Read problems analytically and find key information quickly

•Understand the differences among all the major types of word problems

•Learn how to use a basic formula for each category of problems

•Practice on sample problems with a detailed answer key ... Read more

20. Algebra with Trigonometry for College Students (with CD-ROM, Make the Grade, and InfoTrac )
by Charles P. McKeague
Hardcover: 874 Pages (2001-12-20)
list price: US$194.95 -- used & new: US$142.00
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Asin: 0534432956
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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This text, written by best-selling developmental mathematics author Pat McKeague, features a more streamlined review of elementary algebra, allowing for earlier coverage of intermediate topics. An early introduction to graphing presents the foundation for a wide variety of graphing problems throughout the text. Early coverage of functions helps students feel comfortable with the many examples and graphs of functions that occur in later chapters. The first ten chapters of this book cove the topics usually found in a college-level algebra course. The last three chapters cover the essential topics from trigonometry. Optional technology sections and integrated throughout text as a way for students to better understand the material being discussed. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Worst math book you'll ever see
A very common agreement in my math class between students is how awful this book is. The book chooses to lead every section by 5-10 examples with a few sentences explaining what is going on. What the book fails to do for any topic is go into detail the logic and reasoning behind what we're doing. The book uses the idea that all we need to do is see HOW something is done to learn how it'll be done in a way the book doesn't show us. There are a ton of questions for the reviews and tests that were not even close to any of the examples in the books but yet we are supposed to know how to do things in a different way without ever being explained WHY things are how they are.

There are videos that come with the book but don't bother putting them on your computer. It's NOT video, it's one frame every 5-8 seconds while the audio streams so you INSTANTLY become confused when he's writing something on the board and it freezes.. but yet you hear him explaining further steps without ever seeing it on screen. It's not my computer, it's how they set up the cd.

No one in my class likes this book, I've done all my learning from web sites since chapter 2 because the book is absolutely not written by a math instructor.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
An excellent book such as this one deserves praise. I read it, I got it, and I can teach it.

1-0 out of 5 stars This book was not very helpful.
This book was the text for a class I took.Everyone, including the teacher, found it almost impossible to learn from the book.We used it for exercises and examples, but that was about it. ... Read more

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