Pure Mathematics 1 (International) (Cambridge International Examinations) Paperback – 19 Sep 2002
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Pure Mathematics 1 corresponds to unit P1. It covers quadratics, functions, coordinate geometry, circular measure, trigonometry, vectors, series, differentiation and integration.
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There are so many weak chapters in Neil and Quadlings' books on Pure Math 1, 2 and 3, and some so pathetic; I just don't know where to begin my criticism.
To start, the authors' ability at explaining basic mathematical concepts are mediocre at best. In almost every chapter, I was left telling myself "Hey, this could have be explained with better clarity or solved with using less cumbersome methods". As a result, I constantly had to refer to the following undergraduate level books to supplement the books glaring weaknesses.
1) Calculus, A complete Course (Robert Adams)
2) Calculus (Michael Spivak)
3) Calculus 1 and 2 (Tom M. Apostol)
Although the aforementioned books were written for undergraduate and graduate students, each could easily explain topics covered in A-level with superior clarity and brevity.
Neil and Quadling on the other hand dumb things down so much (either that or they don't clearly understand topics like inverse function or transcendental functions e.g., ln and exp functions), it makes me feel dumb and frustrated reading their text. And it will make you feel dumb and frustrated as hell if you rely solely on their books. So for the love of sanity and mathematics, please get other books to supplement N and Q's pure math 1, 2 and 3.Read more ›
If I were to make a suggestion, it would be that there have been considerable changes to the course, and so it would be worth checking to see if there is a newer edition of this book, that dovetails better to the new course.
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