Revised to meet the needs of the wide range of students beginning engineering courses, the fifth edition of this text has an extended "Foundation" section including new chapters on graphs, trigonometry, and binomial series and functions. As an introductory mathematics course for students on science and engineering degrees and pre-degree courses, it is suitable for both classroom use and self study. The new CD-ROM included with the book provides stepped hints, worked solutions and immediate feedback on exercises and problems. It has a user friendly interface and intuitive design. A networkable version is also available with a channelling of student progress through to the tutor.
Dexter James Booth
Dexter was educated in Wales and Canada being awarded a PhD in Theoretical Physics in 1970 by the University of Victoria in British Columbia. Since that time he has taught in a variety of institutions, finally retiring from the University of Huddersfield as a Principal Lecturer in 2007. His abiding interest in the teaching of mathematics has spurred him to produce over thirty books in mathematics, statistics and computing and this latest Think of a number . . . is his first venture into eBook publishing. It was inspired by a desire to expand his annual first lecture to his engineering students who were exposed to a rather wildly extravagant description of the place of numbers in the general scheme of things. The whole point of the book is to display the elements of the structure of the number system in a fairly unintimidating way. Whilst the approach is unconventional and not in the least bit rigorous it does expose Dexter's approach to education in general - at least the students seemed to appreciate it.