Drawing on their decades of teaching experience, William Briggs and Lyle Cochran have created a calculus text that carries the teacher’s voice beyond the classroom. That voice–evident in the narrative, the figures, and the questions interspersed in the narrative–is a master teacher leading students to deeper levels of understanding. The authors appeal to students’ geometric intuition to introduce fundamental concepts and lay the foundation for the more rigorous development that follows. Comprehensive exercise sets have received praise for their creativity, quality, and scope.
For undergraduate courses in geometry for Math-ed and Math majors.
College Geometry offers students a deep understanding of the basic results in plane geometry and how they are used. Its unique coverage helps students master Euclidean geometry, in preparation for non-Euclidean geometry.
Abstract Algebra: An Introduction is set apart by its thematic development and organization. The chapters are organized around two themes: arithmetic and congruence. Each theme is developed first for the integers, then for polynomials, and finally for rings and groups. This enables students to see where many abstract concepts come from, why they are important, and how they relate to one another. New to this edition is a “groups first” option that enables those who prefer to cover groups before rings to do so easily.
For two-semester/three-quarter, first undergraduate courses in Advanced Calculus or Real Analysis.
This book is an easy, readable, intimidation-free analysis textbook. Ideas and methods of proof build upon each other and are explained thoroughly. This is the first text to cover both single and multivariable analysis in such a student friendly setting.
Elayn Martin-Gay firmly believes that every student can succeed, and her developmental math textbooks and video resources are motivated by this belief. Algebra: A Combined Approach, Fourth Edition was written to provide students with a solid foundation in algebra and help them effectively transition to their next mathematics course.
For a two-semester or three-quarter calculus course covering single variable calculus for mathematics, engineering, and science majors.
This much anticipated second edition of the most successful new calculus text published in the last two decades retains the best of the first edition while introducing important advances and refinements. Authors Briggs, Cochran, and Gillett build from a foundation of meticulously crafted exercise sets, then draw students into the narrative through writing that reflects the voice of the instructor, examples that are stepped out and thoughtfully annotated, and figures that are designed to teach rather than simply supplement the narrative. The authors appeal to students’ geometric intuition to introduce fundamental concepts, laying a foundation for the development that follows. The groundbreaking eBook contains over 650 Interactive Figures that can be manipulated to shed light on key concepts.