This first year course text aims to introduce elementary algebra as a foundation for more advanced studies. It is aimed at first year mathematics students and also some physical sciences students with A-level or equivalent background in the subject.
This text aims to cover the basic algebraic ideas with a less formal approach. It is complemented with numerous worked examples and exercises at the end of each section.
* Mathematics-friendly approach encourages students to practice and review
* Numerous worked examples clearly demonstrate concepts
* Exercises at the end of each section
Dr Ann Hirst is a lecturer in the Faculty of Mathematical Studies at the University of Southampton.
Dr David Singerman is a Reader in the Faculty of Mathematical Studies at the University of Southampton.
The title is the fourth in the International Mathematics Series, Consulting Editor: Alan Jeffrey, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. This series aims to publish textbooks to meet the needs of today's students in the fields of mathematics, applied mathematics statistics and related disciplines. Focusing on the major subjects studied at first and second year level, each book provides a concise, practical and thorough introduction to its particular subject area.
Table of Contents
3. Complex Numbers.
4. Coordinate Geometry.
7. Elementary Combinatorics.
8. Towards Abstraction.
Answers to exercises