id: 06025697
dt: b
an: 2012e.00006
au: Fensom, Jim; Harcet, Josip; Heinrichs, Lorraine; Seiler, Palmira Mariz;
Skoumal, Marlene Torres
ti: Mathematics. Higher level. Course companion. With CD-ROM.
so: IB Diploma Programme. Oxford: Oxford University Press (ISBN
978-0-19-912934-8/pbk; 978-0-19-839012-1/pbk). viii, 821~p. (2012).
py: 2012
pu: Oxford: Oxford University Press
la: EN
cc: A19
ut:
ci:
li:
ab: This 821 page text is completely reviewed by its title. It is a course
companion for one of the four mathematics course options in mathematics
and computer science for the IB diploma programme. The material is very
well presented, and contains, among other topics: sequences, series,
induction, functions, trigonometry, single variable calculus,
probability (through Bayes’ theorem), descriptive statistics,
vectors, and complex numbers (through DeMoivre’s formula). Also
included is a 74 page chapter, “Prior learning,” i.e. prerequisites
(beginning with “Calculate: $12 - 5 + 4$."). It contains two practice
papers, a complete set of answers for the exercises, and a PC and Mac
compatible CD. The text is further enhanced with many historical notes
and open-ended essay type, thought provoking questions about
mathematics.
rv: Steven C. Althoen (Holly)