2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 24 May 2009
This is the easiest math book to understand I've read. I am still coming back to it, when I forget the rules of differentiation/integration. If you are aiming any higher, the essential and further books by Sydsaeter, Hammond, Seierstad and Strom (FT Prentice Hall) are probably better, but if you are unsure about yourself or a slow learner, this one probably spreads it out for you better in the beginning.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 19 September 2011
I purchased this text for my MSc in Investment Banking & Finance which is very mathematical based.
From page one I was extremely impressed by the authors use of straight forward plain English, none of that high calibre lengthy vocab that most authors use to make themselves sound intelligent.
The use of plain simple English allows you to be gripped by the text as you can actually understand what is being said, furthermore it allows you to effortlessly glide throgh the text.
Each Chapter is accompanied by an end of Chapter 'exam' and is dotted with practical exercises throughout each chapter to engage the reader.
I have to say this book is a breath of fresh air and a pleasure to read.
I would highly recommend!