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Algebra / Edition 1

Algebra / Edition 1

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by I.M. Gelfand

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ISBN-10: 0817636773

ISBN-13: 9780817636777

Pub. Date: 07/01/2003

Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag

The need for improved mathematics education at the high school and college levels has never been more apparent than in the 1990's. As early as the 1960's, I.M. Gelfand and his colleagues in the USSR thought hard about this same question and developed a style for presenting basic mathematics in a clear and simple form that engaged the curiosity and intellectual

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This text, which is intended as a supplement to a course on high school algebra, delves into topics not ordinarily covered in the high school curriculum. The exposition is remarkably clear and the exercises are well-chosen and often quite challenging. The text covers the laws of arithmetic and algebra, polynomials, arithmetic and geometric progressions and their sums, polynomial equations and inequalities, rational expressions, roots and rational exponents, and inequalities relating the arithmetic, geometric, harmonic, and quadratic (root-mean-square) means. Topics and exercises are chosen with higher mathematics in mind. The reader gains facility in algebraic manipulation while gaining insights into more advanced mathematics. The authors provide solutions to some of the exercises. These are instructive to read for the additional insights they offer into the problem.
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