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Posted January 25, 2005
Chapter Five: Algebra for Everyone is so crammed with errors--typographical and factual--clearly shows the author's lack of care and probably lack of mathematical ability. Nobel Laureate Leon Lederman and Professor Paul Nahin could not have read this book for its mathematical content from the lauditary statements they gave the book on its' cover. The imaginary numbers given as examples are not imaginary numbers. Incorrect solutions to equations are given. The author's discussion of polynomials is a 'jumble of confusion' is the nicest thing to be said for it. Do not expect to arrive at an understanding of math by studying this book as it currently stands. Please Prometheus Books, please remove this book from the shelves until it has been thoroughly revised. The writing--except where the author is confused by the math--isn't bad.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.