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21. Intermediate Algebra through Applications Plus MyMathLab Student Access Kit (2nd Edition) by Geoffrey Akst, Sadie Bragg | |
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(2008-07-21)
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perfect for the money I paied
Introductory Algebra through Applications
Math text book |
22. Introductory Algebra (9th Edition) by Margaret L. Lial, John Hornsby, Terry McGinnis | |
Paperback: 784
Pages
(2009-01-07)
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Editorial Review Product Description The Lial series has helped thousands of students succeed in developmental mathematics through its approachable writing style, supportive pedagogy, varied exercise sets, and complete supplements package. With this new edition, the authors continue to provide students and instructors with the best package for learning and teaching support–a book written with student success as its top priority, now with an emphasis on study skills growth and an expanded instructor supplements package.
Prealgebra Review; The Real Number System; Equations, Inequalities, and Applications; Graphs of Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables; Systems of Equations and Inequalities; Exponents and Polynomials; Factoring and Applications; Rational Expressions and Applications; Roots and Radicals; Quadratic Equations For all readers interested in beginning algebra. Customer Reviews (1)
shipping was ok |
23. Shortcut Algebra II: A quick and easy way to increase your algebra II knowledge and test scores by Andrew Marx | |
Paperback: 288
Pages
(2007-06-05)
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Editorial Review Product Description Features: *Breaks down advanced algebra problems into simple steps and easy-to-use techniques *Engaging, real world examples to help readers better understand concepts *A thorough review of key content areas that are often tested on standardized tests Customer Reviews (3)
Very poor
quick & easy
Don't Buy This Book |
24. Beginning Algebra: Early Graphing (2nd Edition) by John Tobey, Jeffrey Slater, Jamie Blair | |
Paperback: 688
Pages
(2009-02-05)
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Editorial Review Product Description Key Message: The Tobey/Slater series builds essential skills one at a time by breaking the mathematics down into manageable pieces. This practical “building block” organization makes it easy for readers to understand each topic and gain confidence as they move through each section. The authors provide a “How am I Doing?” guide to give readers constant reinforcement and to ensure that they understand each concept before moving on to the next. With Tobey/Slater, readers have a tutor and study companion with them every step of the way.
Key Topics: Prealgebra Review; Equations, Inequalities, and Applications; Graphing and Functions; Systems of Equations; Exponents and Polynomials; Factoring; Rational Expressions and Equations; Radicals; Quadratic Equations Market: For all readers interested in basic college mathematics. Customer Reviews (10)
College Math 0990
Great deal
Just what I needed
Great for learning Algebra
Very Satisfied |
25. Schaum's Easy Outline of Linear Algebra by Seymour Lipschutz, Marc Lipson | |
Paperback: 160
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(2002-08-12)
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Editorial Review Product Description What could be better than the bestselling Schaum's Outline series? For students looking for a quick nuts-and-bolts overview, it would have to be Schaum's Easy Outline series. Every book in this series is a pared-down, simplified, and tightly focused version of its predecessor. With an emphasis on clarity and brevity, each new title features a streamlined and updated format and the absolute essence of the subject, presented in a concise and readily understandable form. Graphic elements such as sidebars, reader-alert icons, and boxed highlights stress selected points from the text, illuminate keys to learning, and give students quick pointers to the essentials.
Customer Reviews (4)
Good introduction
Kindle version.Too many examples unreadable due to formating problems
Not what i'd hoped for
Great study guide / reference book! If you're a person like me who can't understand any of the stuff in your mathematics professor's cryptic notes, then I strongly advise you to buy this book. It's very easy to read (for a maths book), has examples explaining everything, and it's dirt cheap compared to the hardcore maths books out there which often contain too much information for a (undergraduate) student's needs! It has made studying and understanding linear algebra easy (as the title says), and it also got me through the exam the first time. Here's what this book covers: Chapter 1: Vectors in Rn (this little book is, unlike the information given here, 156 pages long) ... Read more |
26. How to Solve Word Problems in Algebra, (Proven Techniques from an Expert) by Mildred Johnson, Tim Johnson, Linus Johnson, Dean McRaine, Sheralyn Johnson | |
Paperback: 196
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(2000-08-05)
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Editorial Review Product Description This popular study guide shows students easy ways to solve what they struggle with most in algebra: word problems. How to Solve Word Problems in Algebra, Second Edition, is ideal for anyone who wants to master these skills. Completely updated, with contemporary language and examples, features solution methods that are easy to learn and remember, plus a self-test. Customer Reviews (28)
Algebra for Leaners
Lots of Practice
I would give this 10 stars if I could!
The best book for learning algebra word problems
Excellent Book |
27. Abstract Algebra (Graduate Texts in Mathematics) by Pierre Antoine Grillet | |
Paperback: 676
Pages
(2010-11-02)
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Editorial Review Product Description A completely reworked new edition of this superb textbook. This key work is geared to the needs of the graduate student. It covers, with proofs, the usual major branches of groups, rings, fields, and modules. Its inclusive approach means that all of the necessary areas are explored, while the level of detail is ideal for the intended readership. The text tries to promote the conceptual understanding of algebra as a whole, doing so with a masterful grasp of methodology. Despite the abstract subject matter, the author includes a careful selection of important examples, together with a detailed elaboration of the more sophisticated, abstract theories. Customer Reviews (5)
has great potential, but could use a second edition.
Full of Insight
Not recommended
Excellent intermediate text On some subjects, it is more of a survey of topics (such as category theory, universal algebras, exterior products), the point of which only becomes clear after one needs to use these tools in other areas. If you are new to the subject, however, the texts by Dummit and Foote or Fraleigh, e.g., are more appropriate.
another good algebra text |
28. Pre-Algebra Essentials For Dummies (For Dummies (Math & Science)) by Mark Zegarelli | |
Paperback: 192
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(2010-05-17)
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Editorial Review Product Description The Essentials For Dummies Series Customer Reviews (1)
amazing |
29. Abstract Algebra (Dover Books on Mathematics) by W. E. Deskins | |
Paperback: 640
Pages
(1996-01-16)
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Very good
Not perfect but still very nice While it's not perfect, I'm very happy with the book for my somewhat limited purposes. I'd like to give it 3.5 stars, but I'll be generous and round to 4 since I can't.
A Readable Intro to Algebra Deskins includes enough exercises to get a good mental grasp of the ideas.The level of difficult ranges from the very easy, definition checking problems to the sort of challenging.I say "sort of challenging" because none of the more difficult problems seem to be quite as difficult as the most difficult problems in other books.However, I have no experience with other algebra books, so this may be a characteristic of the subject. All in all, I highly recommend the book as a text for teaching yourself abstract algebra.It is very readable and the well-chosen exercises help you understand the material.
It's a two-sided thing. Now, on the other hand,this book is, hands down, the cheapest abstract algebra book you will everfind (again, this is a trait of Dover). When I bought this book on Amazon,I searched for "Abstract Algebra", and despaired when I sawprices like $80.00, $90.00, etc. To find a good textbook for under $20.00is a godsend. So, basically, if you're willing to put some effort intothis book and plow through it (and it's no more dense, really, than mostmath textbooks), it's very rewarding.
Abstract Algebra provides a clear course in Abstract Algebra |
30. Algebra and Trigonometry: Graphs and Models (4th Edition) (Alternative eText Formats) by Marvin L. Bittinger, Judith A. Beecher, David J. Ellenbogen, Judith A. Penna | |
Hardcover: 1152
Pages
(2009-08-31)
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the book
Great condition and fast
Just what I needed !
good book
best order |
31. Practical Linear Algebra: A Geometry Toolbox by Gerald Farin, Dianne Hansford | |
Hardcover: 394
Pages
(2004-12-21)
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Editorial Review Product Description This book covers all the standard linear algebra material for a first-year course; the authors teach by motivation, illustration, and example rather than by using a theorem/proof style. Special Features: Customer Reviews (4)
Perfect introduction to linear algebra
Useful book for computer graphics
Graphic depictions on almost every single page
Add Linear Algebra to your Tool Box. |
32. Basic Algebra II: Second Edition by Nathan Jacobson | |
Paperback: 704
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(2009-07-22)
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Editorial Review Product Description Volume II of a pair of classic texts — and standard references for a generation — this book comprises all of the subjects of first-year graduate algebra. In addition to the immediate introduction and constant use of categories and functors, it revisits many topics from Volume I with greater depth. 1989 edition. Customer Reviews (5)
Not so basic; very wordy
Not so very basic
Not that basic
Excellent
Not really for undergraduates |
33. Algebra & Trigonometry, The MyMathLab Edition (8th Edition) by Michael Sullivan | |
Paperback: 744
Pages
(2007-07-22)
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Good addition to MyMathLab
Not Happy |
34. Computer Algebra, Second Edition: Systems and Algorithms for Algebraic Computation by J. H. Davenport, Y. Siret, Evelyne Tournier | |
Hardcover: 298
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(1993-06-30)
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35. Student Solutions Manual for Introduction to Linear Algebra by Lee W. Johnson, R. Dean Riess, Jimmy T. Arnold | |
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(2010-10-18)
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Very useful book
Hold onto your copy
Good 'Nuff
Don't Buy!!!
Thanks! |
36. Advanced Modern Algebra (Graduate Studies in Mathematics) by Joseph J. Rotman | |
Hardcover: 1008
Pages
(2010-08-10)
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anybook
Comprehensive but wordy.
Graduate Abstract Algebra
The worst mathematics book I have ever read!!!
Good for Self-Study This characterization is debatable.Based on my experience reading most of the first six chapters (the first 400 out of about 1000 pages), I would say that the level of sophistication is roughly that of Dummit and Foote's "Abstract Algebra", which is usually considered an undergraduate book.D&F can sometimes be harder to read, and that is in part because Rotman's exposition is better (in my opinion), but also because D&F introduce more difficult material earlier.Whether D&F's approach is better is questionable; I find Rotman to be a much smoother read, but the organization is quite different -- for example, one does not encounter noncommutative rings until deep into the book, whereas Dummit and Foote introduce them immediately upon defining rings.On the other hand, early in the coverage of D&F's chapter on rings, one has to digest Zorn's Lemma and its applications almost from the beginning, whereas Rotman (I think wisely) pushes this back into a later section.In general, D&F introduce a lot of hairy examples that by themselves require a lot of effort to digest (thereby impeding the reader's progress through the core material), whereas Rotman's examples tend to be straightforward, at least as new concepts are being presented. So, overall, the exposition flows more smoothly in Rotman's book, and the reader can cover the basics more quickly with less time spent on tangential examples and early generalizations.Also, Rotman's proofs are usually much cleaner and the overall style is very nice.It's more pleasant to read than Dummit and Foote.But this comes at a cost: Dummit and Foote do cover more material, and generalize at an earlier stage, than Rotman does. But my biggest gripe concerns the exercises.Put simply, Rotman's are far too easy for what is being pitched as a graduate course.In fact, they are in general far easier than the homework problems I sweated through when I took honors undergraduate algebra. They're barely adequate to convince the reader that he has a basic grasp on the material, and there are almost no hard ones, let alone really tough, thought-provoking open-ended problems like one encounters in Herstein's "Topics in Algebra" (an undergraduate book).There are certainly no exercises in Rotman's book that would be of any use for a graduate student preparing for qualifying exams.They're not even much of a workout for a decent (honors student) undergraduate. So, what is this book good for?I think it's great for reading material that is usually harder to understand elsewhere.Rotman has a real knack for clear mathematical exposition, and some of the chapters are a real joy to read.(Side note: there are also a lot of typos, at least in the first printing.The author maintains an errata list at his web site, and a second printing is coming soon.There are still many errata that he didn't catch, but they're fairly minor and do not detract significantly from the reading.) But this is simply not suitable for a primary graduate text or reference.Most good schools are going to demand more of their graduate students, and one is inevitably going to have to read Lang or Hungerford (and work through their exercises) to achieve competence at the graduate level.Rotman's book is a kinder, gentler book upon which to fall back when those books are inscrutable, as is all too common.I do recommend it highly for that purpose -- I think it's a very good secondary book. ... Read more |
37. Essentials of College Algebra (10th Edition) (The Lial/Hornsby/Schneider College Algebra Series) by Margaret L. Lial, John Hornsby, David I. Schneider | |
Hardcover: 720
Pages
(2010-01-13)
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Focused on helping readers develop both the conceptual understanding and the analytical skills necessary to experience success in mathematics, the authors present each mathematical topic in this text using a carefully developed learning system to actively engage students in the learning process. The book addresses the diverse needs of today's students through a clear design, current figures and graphs, helpful features, careful explanations of topics, and a comprehensive package of available supplements and study aids. Customer Reviews (4)
Good enough
Great Condition
Excellent Condition
College Algebra Course Textbook |
38. Fundamentals of College Algebra (with CD-ROM, iLrnTutorial, and InfoTrac ) by Earl W. Swokowski, Jeffery A. Cole | |
Hardcover: 720
Pages
(2004-08-04)
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Poor explanations, poor book
very helpful
A good book, but you may need outside help or supplementaion
Is a great book if you want to learn the "fundamentals" |
39. Algebra by Serge Lang | |
Hardcover: 912
Pages
(2002-01-08)
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Editorial Review Product Description This book is intended as a basic text for a one-year course in algebra at the graduate level, or as a useful reference for mathematicians and professionals who use higher-level algebra. It successfully addresses the basic concepts of algebra. For the revised third edition, the author has added exercises and made numerous corrections to the text. Customer Reviews (24)
Terrible first algebra book
Comprehensive book, great for reference.
Indispensable reference, but not perfect
Not a goodseller
Best Algebra Book. |
40. Head First Algebra: A Learner's Guide to Algebra I by Dan Pilone, Tracey Pilone | |||
Paperback: 560
Pages
(2008-12-26)
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Editorial Review Product Description Having trouble understanding algebra? Do algebraic concepts, equations, and logic just make your head spin? We have great news: Head First Algebra is designed for you. Full of engaging stories and practical, real-world explanations, this book will help you learn everything from natural numbers and exponents to solving systems of equations and graphing polynomials.
Right after you tell someone that you’re writing a math book, that’s what half the people tell you.Why is that?You never hear somebody say “I’m not a history person.” They’ll just say “I don’t like history.”It says to me that people think it’s something wrong with them, not the subject. Why is that important? Because it means that helping learners struggling with math is equal parts working on the material and working on the learner.In order to really get the learner engaged, you first have to fix the math issues that they have. |
Where do math issues come from?
Math study is sequential.Then “math” goes into the land of times tables, division, more multiplication (this time with two places), more division (this time with two places), and it tends to get...well...Boring! So by the time you start Algebra, you’re already saying, "I'm not a math person." |
The problem is that Algebra is where mathematics really starts, although a bunch of people are already turned off. In Algebra you’re learning how to apply logic, how to construct a real problem in the math world, and seeking a solution to things that you can’t do in your head. You can write out the situation as you know it, and following Algebraic principles, get to the answer. The answer is something that you can actually use.You learn the process and understand the relationship that the equation, inequality, functions, or graph represents; and how to manipulate it. |
EVERYBODY is a math person; you just might not know it yet. Doesn’t mean that everybody is going to love it, go out and become a math major, but it means that everyone can work with math and use it out there in the world. Because you’ll need to. Unless you plan to never spend any money or put anything together with tools, you’re going to need math to help you. And there is no reason why everyone can’t get there. They just have to start by thinking they can. |
Customer Reviews (14)
Very good book
I bought this book for my daughter.She is in grade 8.She read the book from the begining to the end.Head First books are her favorite books.
Great book for reviewing alegbra
This book is good refresher for those who been away from school for many years. It give good examples throughout the book to help you undertstand key formulas. It makes you use papaer and pencil without the use of a calculator which in the long run is a blessing. I've used this book along with a college textbook and it has allowed me the chance to succeed in class. This book really is a A+++.
great for college students
I generally review books for the homeschool market up through twelfth grade, so I first looked at this as a possibility for use in high school. While it covers the material for an Algebra 1 course just fine, the presentation tends to limit the audience to college and young adults.
The book uses lots of life situations within which problems and their solutions are presented. The life situations include, for example, computing the costs of bringing along a group of friends on a road trip to a concert, determining amounts of ingredients to make punch for a New Year's party, determining placement of a water balloon catapult for frat warfare, and computing costs of operating a profitable lawn business. All of these are addressed to a young adult rather than high school audience.
The style of the presentation is very engaging, especially for those who appreciate all the extra visuals--arrows, and "scibbled" notes to explain things that a teacher might be mentioning in a classroom situation, very casual and direct language, photos of real people commenting in cartoon bubbles on the lesson content, crossword puzzles for practice and review, and more graphics than you generally find in an algebra text.
Those who haven't studied math for a few years will likely appreciate the review of pre-algebra 63-page section at the back of the book. The pre-algebra is presented in manner similar to the rest of the book, but students can refer to this section as needed... or not.
Solutions are included, and no teacher instruction is required, so Head First Algebra really works well for a student working totally independently.
One of the best, but someone needed to edit for ERRORS
On a Thursday I found out I needed to take a college placement test on Monday and this test included higher math, including Algebra, which I hadn't studied in 30 year.
I hit the local Barnes & Noble and came home with three books on Algebra, and over the next 2.5 days worked through a good chunk of all of them, allowing me to do some good side-by-side comparisons.
I liked the verbose teaching style and constant use of fairly realistic examples in this book. I like that they explain some things that other books just assume you know, and therefore don't mention.
I like all the "hand-written" side notes and arrows and diagrams, and the contrived "discussions" after many topics; all these help get you thinking and remembering what you've just read, and worked on.
This book is the closest thing to being in a classroom. I say this, because many of the notes and arrows, which I just referred to, are similar to questions and answers that would probably take place in real classroom after a teacher introduced one of these topics. For example, after introducing linear graphing, a teacher would certain get questions like "But what's the point of doing this? What does it accomplish?". This book spends lots of time answering questions like these, really helping you understand that topic and answering lots of questions that would probably come up in your own mind as well.
I would give this book a better rating but they really missed the mark in one area: accuracy. Early on in the book I found several errors in the answer that really discouraged me. I thought I had misunderstood a topic and went back over the material several times till I finally just concluded they'd gotten it wrong.
This is not acceptable, folks. It's clear that LOTS of work went into this book, couldn't a little time have been spent making sure the answers were correct?
Incorrect Solutions!
I purchased this book to prepare for my first semester back to college at 10 years away.Math was never my strongest suit but I will need a significant amount of math courses to get through my degree.
A couple pages into the book it became clear that I was rustier than I had originally thought.I was going to give up on it and then I saw there was a pre-algebra review in an appendix, so I worked though it.It was the perfect pace for a refresher and I easily transitioned into chapter one.
I followed the instructions and worked in the book prior to going to sleep so the info would stick (and as a result I ended up dreaming about math every night), and the left brain activities were perfect to release the tension in my brain and enabled me to cover more material each evening.
That said, after just working through the pre-algebra appendix and chapters 1 & 2, I have already come across three incorrect solutions presented in the book, two of which were in the pre-algebra fractions review, which is a scary and frustrating subject for a lot of people.I was on the verge of tears because I thought I just was too dumb to understand fractions, before I realized the error was in the book, not in my math.
Also some of the problems are a little bit convoluted and don't really fit the lesson they are trying to teach.
As much as I love the set-up, style and pace of this book, incorrect answers are inexcusable.
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