Functions and Applications
Author: Paul A. Foerster
Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall
In this text, algebra and trigonometry are presented as a study of special classes of functions. In the process, relationships betwen theory and real-world applications are thoroughly explored, bringing the material to life. Suitable for a second-year course, a trigonometry course, or a pre-calculus course.
Author: Tracy Kidder
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle •Chicago Tribune • The Christian Science Monitor • Publishers Weekly In Strength in What Remains, Tracy Kidder gives us the story of one man’s inspiring American journey and of the ordinary people who helped him, providing brilliant testament to the power of second chances. Deo arrives in the United States from Burundi in search of a new life. Having survived a civil war and genocide, he lands at JFK airport with two hundred dollars, no English, and no contacts. He ekes out a precarious existence delivering groceries, living in Central Park, and learning English by reading dictionaries in bookstores. Then Deo begins to meet the strangers who will change his life, pointing him eventually in the direction of Columbia University, medical school, and a life devoted to healing. Kidder breaks new ground in telling this unforgettable story as he travels with Deo back over a turbulent life and shows us what it means to be fully human. BONUS: This edition contains a Strength in What Remains discussion guide. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Named one of the Top 10 Nonfiction Books of the year by Time • Named one of the year’s “10 Terrific Reads” by O: The Oprah Magazine “Extraordinarily stirring . . . a miracle of human courage.”—The Washington Post “Absorbing . . . a story about survival, about perseverance and sometimes uncanny luck in the face of hell on earth. . . . It is just as notably about profound human kindness.”—The New York Times “Important and beautiful . . . This book is one you won’t forget.”—Portland Oregonian
Essays on Cybernetics and Cognition
Author: Heinz von Foerster
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
In these ground-breaking essays, Heinz von Foerster discusses some of the fundamental principles that govern how we know the world and how we process the information from which we derive that knowledge. The author was one of the founders of the science of cybernetics.
Author: Harold R. Jacobs
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Daily schedule, tests, and additional coursework for the one-year Elementary Algebra course. Elementary Algebra is designed to prepare the student with a foundational understanding of basic principles in Algebra. This Elementary Algebra Teacher’s Guide includes: A convenient daily schedule with space to record gradesHelpful information on teaching the course and tests for student assessmentSet III exercise worksheets; as well as chapter, mid-term review, final exams, and answer keys. Jacobs’ Elementary Algebra is highly regarded in the education market. This curriculum provides a full year of mathematics in a clearly written format with guidance for teachers as well as for students who are self-directed. Also available: The Solutions Manual for Elementary Algebra by Master Books® provides solutions and answers for all exercises in the course, as well as mid-term and final review tests.
Author: David J. C. MacKay
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Fun and exciting textbook on the mathematics underpinning the most dynamic areas of modern science and engineering.
Author: Paul A. Foerster
Publisher: Scott Foresman & Company
This highly motivational text approaches the study of algebra with imaginative applications and clear problems derived from the real world. Technology tools are used to assist with time-comsuming calculations and to integrate graphing and problem-solving skills.
Author: Michael Artin
Publisher: Math Classics
Originally published in 2011, reissued as part of Pearson's modern classic series.