id: 06600202
dt: b
an: 2016e.00751
au: Lockwood, E. H.
ti: Algebra for science and engineering students. Reprint of the 1940 hardback
edition.
so: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (ISBN 978-1-316-61273-6/pbk). ix,
102~p. (2016).
py: 2016
pu: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
la: EN
cc: H15 K15 M55
ut:
ci: JFM 66.0035.01
li:
ab: Publisher’s description: Originally published in 1940, this book was
aimed at students of science who had not previously been acquainted
with algebra and the core mathematical principles. ‘It is quite wrong
that science students, particularly biology students, should go to
their universities without having been made aware of even the existence
of a side of mathematics whose importance is becoming more and more
apparent’. The book caters for students who wish to develop their
mathematical and reasoning skills, necessary to progress in the
sciences. Chapters are broad in scope, detailed and varied; chapter
titles include, ‘The theory of quadratic equations’,
‘Probability’ and ‘Statistics’. A multitude of examples are
included throughout to reinforce learning and answers can be found at
the back. Providing an overview of algebra for school students before
entering undergraduate science, this book will be of significant value
to anyone with an interest in mathematics and the history of education.
For the 1940 original see [JFM 66.0035.01].
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