Useful information for all MAT courses.

- Basic Business Math by Richard TruchonCall Number: HF5694 .T77 1997ISBN: 1560524480Publication Date: 1997-09-01Trust Crisp to take the misery out of math! This easy book covers whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, simple equations, and percentage formulas with examples of: commissions, markups and markdowns, discounts, sales tax, simple and compound interest, and installment loans. Practice with bar, line and circle graphs, follow with just a touch of statistics-averages, medians, modes, etc. Answers included. It simply makes math work for anyone!
- Business Math for Dummies by Mary Jane SterlingCall Number: HF5691 .S674 2008ISBN: 9780470233313Publication Date: 2008-06-30Now, it is easier than ever before to understand complex mathematical concepts and formulas and how they relate to real-world business situations. All you have to do it apply the handy information you will find in Business Math For Dummies....
- Fundamentals of Calculus by Carla C. Morris; Robert M. StarkCall Number: QA303.2 .M67 2015ISBN: 9781119015369Publication Date: 2015-07-27Features the techniques, methods, and applications of calculus using real-world examples from business and economics as well as the life and social sciences An introduction to differential and integral calculus, Fundamentals of Calculus presents key topics suited for a variety of readers in fields ranging from entrepreneurship and economics to environmental and social sciences. Practical examples from a variety of subject areas are featured throughout each chapter and step-by-step explanations for the solutions are presented. Specific techniques are also applied to highlight important information in each section, including symbols interspersed throughout to further reader comprehension. In addition, the book illustrates the elements of finite calculus with the varied formulas for power, quotient, and product rules that correlate markedly with traditional calculus. Featuring calculus as the "mathematics of change," each chapter concludes with a historical notes section. Fundamentals of Calculus chapter coverage includes: Linear Equations and Functions The Derivative Using the Derivative Exponents and Logarithms Differentiation Techniques Integral Calculus Integrations Techniques Functions of Several Variables Series and Summations Applications to Probability Supplemented with online instructional support materials, Fundamentals of Calculus is an ideal textbook for undergraduate students majoring in business, economics, biology, chemistry, and environmental science.
- Geometry for Dummies by Mark RyanCall Number: QA445 .M375 2016ISBN: 9781119181569Publication Date: 2016-06-14Hit the geometry wall? Get up and running with this no-nonsense guide! Does the thought of geometry make you jittery? You're not alone. Fortunately, this down-to-earth guide helps you approach it from a new angle, making it easier than ever to conquer your fears and score your highest in geometry. From getting started with geometry basics to making friends with lines and angles, you'll be proving triangles congruent, calculating circumference, using formulas, and serving up pi in no time. Geometry is a subject full of mathematical richness and beauty. But it's a subject that bewilders many students because it's so unlike the math they've done before--it requires the use of deductive logic in formal proofs. If you're having a hard time wrapping your mind around what that even means, you've come to the right place! Inside, you'll find out how a proof's chain of logic works and even discover some secrets for getting past rough spots along the way. You don't have to be a math genius to grasp geometry, and this book helps you get un-stumped in a hurry! Find out how to decode complex geometry proofs Learn to reason deductively and inductively Make sense of angles, arcs, area, and more Improve your chances of scoring higher in your geometry class.
- Geometry with Trigonometry by Patrick D. BarryCall Number: QA461 .B377 2016ISBN: 9780128050675Publication Date: 2015-12-24Geometry with Trigonometry Second Edition is a second course in plane Euclidean geometry, second in the sense that many of its basic concepts will have been dealt with at school, less precisely. ... Provides many geometric diagrams for a clear understanding of the text and includes problem exercises for many chapters Generalizations of this material, such as to solid euclidean geometry and conic sections, when combined with calculus, would lead to applications in science, engineering, and elsewhere
- Statistics from a to Z by Andrew A. JawlikCall Number: QA276.14 .J39 2016ISBN: 9781119271987Publication Date: 2016-09-16Statistics is confusing, even for smart, technically competent people. And many students and professionals find that existing books and web resources don't give them an intuitive understanding of confusing statistical concepts. That is why this book is needed. Some of the unique qualities of this book are: * Easy to Understand: Uses unique "graphics that teach" such as concept flow diagrams, compare-and-contrast tables, and even cartoons to enhance "rememberability." * Easy to Use: Alphabetically arranged, like a mini-encyclopedia, for easy lookup on the job, while studying, or during an open-book exam. ...
- Trig or Treat: An Encyclopedia of Trigonometric Identity Proofs with Intellectually Challenging Games by Y E O AdrianCall Number: QA537 .Y46 2007ISBN: 9789812776198Publication Date: 2007-12-01This encyclopedia contains trigonometric identity proofs for some three hundred identities. The book is presented in the form of mathematical games for the reader's enjoyment and includes a concordance of trigonometric identities, enabling easy reference.Trig or Treat is a must-have for: - every student of trigonometry, to find the proofs for trigonometric identities that may be set in class or in exams;- every teacher of trigonometry, to have easy access to trigonometric identities of different levels of difficulty, to set assignments for different levels of students;- every library, to provide a ready resource for students- every aficionado of Sudoku, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, Tetris, and other games, who love an intellectual challenge.

- The Princeton Companion to Mathematics by Timothy Gowers (Editor); June Barrow-Green (Editor); Imre Leader (Editor)Call Number: Credo ReferenceISBN: 0691118809Publication Date: 2008-09-28This is a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone with a serious interest in mathematics. Edited by Timothy Gowers, a recipient of the Fields Medal, it presents nearly two hundred entries, written especially for this book by some of the world's leading mathematicians, that introduce basic mathematical tools and vocabulary; trace the development of modern mathematics; explain essential terms and concepts; examine core ideas in major areas of mathematics; describe the achievements of scores of famous mathematicians; explore the impact of mathematics on other disciplines such as biology, finance, and music--and much, much more. Unparalleled in its depth of coverage, The Princeton Companion to Mathematics surveys the most active and exciting branches of pure mathematics. Accessible in style, this is an indispensable resource for undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics as well as for researchers and scholars seeking to understand areas outside their specialties. ...

- Algebra by Denise SzecseiCall Number: QA152.3 .S98 2011ISBN: 9781601631695Publication Date: 2011-09-15Homework Helpers: Algebra is a straightforward and easy-to-read review of arithmetic skills emphasizes the role that arithmetic plays in the development of algebra covering all of the topics in a typical Algebra I class, including: Solving linear equalities and inequalities Solving systems of linear equations Factoring polynomials Graphing functions Working with rational functions Solving quadratic equations Understanding word problems Homework Helpers: Algebra will help build a solid mathematical foundation and enable students to gain the confidence they need to study Algebra II. This book also contains a summary of important formulas for easy reference.
- Algebra by David Alan HerzogCall Number: QA155 .H47 2008ISBN: 9780470185599Publication Date: 2008-03-10Algebra may seem intimidating?but it doesn't have to be. With Teach Yourself VISUALLY Algebra, you can learn algebra in a fraction of the time and without ever losing your cool. This visual guide takes advantage of color and illustrations to factor out confusion and helps you easily master the subject. You'll review the various properties of numbers, as well as how to use powers and exponents, fractions, decimals and percentages, and square and cube roots. Each chapter concludes with exercises to reinforce your skills.
- Algebra for the Clueless, 2nd Edition by Bob MillerCall Number: QA152.3 .M578 2006ISBN: 0071473661Publication Date: 2006-08-07A is for Algebra-and that's the grade you'll pull when you use Bob Miller's simple guide to the math course every college-bound kid must take With eight books and more than 30 years of hard-core classroom experience, Bob Miller is the frustrated student's best friend. He breaks down the complexities of every problem into easy-to-understand pieces that any math-phobe can understand-and this fully updated second edition of Bob Miller's Algebra for the Clueless covers everything a you need to know to excel in Algebra I and II.
- Basic Math and Pre-Algebra for Dummies by Mark T. ZegarelliCall Number: QA39.3 .Z44 2007ISBN: 9780470135372Publication Date: 2007-10-01Tips for simplifying tricky operations Get the skills you need to solve problems and equations and be ready for algebra class Whether you're a student preparing to take algebra or a parent who wants to brush up on basic math, this fun, friendly guide has the tools you need to get in gear. From positive, negative, and whole numbers to fractions, decimals, and percents, you'll build necessary skills to tackle more advanced topics, such as imaginary numbers, variables, and algebraic equations. * Understand fractions, decimals, and percents * Unravel algebra word problems * Grasp prime numbers, factors, and multiples * Work with graphs and measures * Solve single and multiple variable equations
- The Complete Idiot's Guide to Algebra by W. Michael KelleyCall Number: QA 155 .K45 2007ISBN: 9781592576487Publication Date: 2007-07-03The Complete Idiot's Guide to Algebrahas been updated to include easier-to-read graphs and additional practice problems. It covers variations of standard problems that will assist students with their algebra courses, along with all the basic concepts, including linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, exponents and logarithms, conic sections, discrete math, word problems and more. Written in an easy-to-comprehend style to make math concepts approachable Award-winning math teacher and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Calculusand the bestselling advanced placement book in ARCO's "Master" series
- Complete Idiot's Guide to Statistics by Robert A. DonnellyCall Number: QA276 .D655 2007ISBN: 9781592576340Publication Date: 2007-05-01Like other science/math Complete Idiot's GuidesR, this book is aimed at high school and college students who need to take statistics to fulfill a degree requirement and follows a standard statistics curriculum. But because statistics is a mathematical topic taught to many nonmathematical people in a manner that often overwhelms them, the presentation of the material focuses on the concepts rather than the computations. Students learn the required math involved, but the focus is on interpreting final results as opposed to the details of the technique.
- Homework Helpers: Basic Math and Pre-Algebra by Denise SzecseiCall Number: QA39.3 .S94 2011ISBN: 9781601631688Publication Date: 2011-04-15Homework Helpers: Basic Math and Pre-Algebrawill help build a solid mathematical foundation and enable students to gain the confidence they need to continue their education in mathematics. Particular attention is placed on topics that students traditionally struggle with the most. The topics are explained in everyday language before the examples are worked. The problems are solved clearly and systematically, with step-by-step instructions provided. Problem-solving skills and good habits, such as checking your answers after every problem, are emphasized along with practice problems throughout, and the answers to all of the practice problems are provided. Homework Helpers: Basic Math and Pre-Algebra is a straightforward and easy-to-read review of arithmetic skills. It includes topics that are intended to help prepare students to successfully learn algebra, including: Working with fractions Understanding the decimal system Calculating percentages Solving linear equalities Graphing functions Understanding word problems

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- Calculus Volume 1 by Gilbert Strang; Edwin "Jed" HermanISBN: 9781938168024Publication Date: 2016-03-07"Calculus is designed for the typical two- or three-semester general calculus course, incorporating innovative features to enhance student learning. The book guides students through the core concepts of calculus and helps them understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. Due to the comprehensive nature of the material, we are offering the book in three volumes for flexibility and efficiency. Volume 1 covers functions, limits, derivatives, and integration." - works with MAT 281
- College Algebra by Carl Stitz; Jeff ZeagerPublication Date: 2013"College Algebra is an introductory text for a college algebra survey course. The material is presented at a level intended to prepare students for Calculus while also giving them relevant mathematical skills that can be used in other classes. The authors describe their approach as "Functions First," believing introducing functions first will help students understand new concepts more completely." - works with MAT 122
- College Algebra by Jay AbramsonISBN: 9781938168383Publication Date: 2015-02-13"College Algebra provides a comprehensive exploration of algebraic principles and meets scope and sequence requirements for a typical introductory algebra course. The modular approach and richness of content ensure that the book meets the needs of a variety of courses. College Algebra offers a wealth of examples with detailed, conceptual explanations, building a strong foundation in the material before asking students to apply what they’ve learned." - works with MAT 122
- College Trigonometry by Carl Stitz; Jeff ZeagerPublication Date: 2011"Table of Contents

10 Foundations of Trigonometry

11 Applications of Trigonometry" - works with MAT 105 - Elementary Algebra by OpenStaxISBN: 9780998625713Publication Date: 2017-02-22"Elementary Algebra is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of a one-semester elementary algebra course. The book’s organization makes it easy to adapt to a variety of course syllabi. The text expands on the fundamental concepts of algebra while addressing the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles. Each topic builds upon previously developed material to demonstrate the cohesiveness and structure of mathematics." - works with MAT 050
- Elementary Algebra by John ReddenISBN: 9781453300923Publication Date: 2011-01-01"It is essential to lay a solid foundation in mathematics if a student is to be competitive in today's global market. The importance of algebra, in particular, cannot be overstated, as it is the basis of all mathematical modeling used in applications found in all disciplines. Traditionally, the study of algebra is separated into a two parts, elementary algebra and intermediate algebra. This textbook, Elementary Algebra, is the first part, written in a clear and concise manner, making no assumption of prior algebra experience. It carefully guides students from the basics to the more advanced techniques required to be successful in the next course." - works with MAT 050
- Elementary Algebra by Wade Ellis; Denny BurzynskiPublication Date: 2010"Elementary Algebra is a work text that covers the traditional topics studied in a modern elementary algebra course. Use of this book will help the student develop the insight and intuition necessary to master algebraic techniques and manipulative skills.Elementary Algebra is a work text that covers the traditional topics studied in a modern elementary algebra course. It is intended for students who (1) have no exposure to elementary algebra, (2) have previously had an unpleasant experience with elementary algebra, or (3) need to review algebraic concepts and techniques." - works with MAT 050
- Elementary Algebra v. 1.0 by Saylor AcademyPublication Date: 2012"It is essential to lay a solid foundation in mathematics if a student is to be competitive in today’s global market. The importance of algebra, in particular, cannot be overstated, as it is the basis of all mathematical modeling used in applications found in all disciplines. Traditionally, the study of algebra is separated into a two parts, elementary algebra and intermediate algebra. This textbook, Elementary Algebra, is the first part, written in a clear and concise manner, making no assumption of prior algebra experience. It carefully guides students from the basics to the more advanced techniques required to be successful in the next course." - works with MAT 050
- Intermediate Algebra by OpenStaxISBN: 9780998625720Publication Date: 2017-03-31"Intermediate Algebra is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of a one-semester intermediate algebra course. The book’s organization makes it easy to adapt to a variety of course syllabi. The text expands on the fundamental concepts of algebra while addressing the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles. The material is presented as a sequence of clear steps, building on concepts presented in prealgebra and elementary algebra courses." - works with MAT 100
- Intermediate Algebra by John ReddenISBN: 9781453347485Publication Date: 2012"Traditionally, the study of algebra is separated into a two parts, Elementary and Intermediate Algebra. This textbook by John Redden, Intermediate Algebra, is the second part. Written in a clear and concise manner, it carefully builds on the basics learned in Elementary Algebra and introduces the more advanced topics required for further study in applications found in most disciplines." - works with MAT 100
- Intermediate Algebra v. 1.0 by Saylor AcademyPublication Date: 2012"Intermediate Algebra clearly lays out the steps required to build the skills needed to solve a variety of equations and interpret the results. With robust and diverse exercise sets, students have the opportunity to solve plenty of practice problems. In addition to embedded video examples and other online learning resources, the importance of practice with pencil and paper is stressed. This text respects the traditional approaches to algebra pedagogy while enhancing it with the technology available today. In addition, Intermediate Algebra was written from the ground up in an open and modular format, allowing the instructor to modify it and leverage their individual expertise as a means to maximize the student experience and success." - works with MAT 100
- Introduction to Statistics by David LanePublication Date: 2003"Introduction to Statistics is a resource for learning and teaching introductory statistics. This work is in the public domain. Therefore, it can be copied and reproduced without limitation. However, we would appreciate a citation where possible. Please cite as: Online Statistics Education: A Multimedia Course of Study (https://onlinestatbook.com/). Project Leader: David M. Lane, Rice University. Instructor's manual, PowerPoint Slides, and additional questions are available." - works with MAT 135
- Introductory Business Statistics by Alexander Holmes; Barbara Illowsky; Susan DeanISBN: 9781947172463Publication Date: 2017-11-30"Introductory Business Statistics is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the one-semester statistics course for business, economics, and related majors. Core statistical concepts and skills have been augmented with practical business examples, scenarios, and exercises. The result is a meaningful understanding of the discipline, which will serve students in their business careers and real-world experiences." - works with MAT 101
- Introductory Statistics by Barbara Illowsky; Susan DeanISBN: 9781938168208Publication Date: 2013-10-31"Introductory Statistics follows scope and sequence requirements of a one-semester introduction to statistics course and is geared toward students majoring in fields other than math or engineering. The text assumes some knowledge of intermediate algebra and focuses on statistics application over theory. Introductory Statistics includes innovative practical applications that make the text relevant and accessible, as well as collaborative exercises, technology integration problems, and statistics labs." - works with MAT 135
- Introductory Statistics by Douglas S. Shafer; Zhiyi ZhangISBN: 9781453344873Publication Date: 2012-08-01"In many introductory level courses today, teachers are challenged with the task of fitting in all of the core concepts of the course in a limited period of time. The Introductory Statistics teacher is no stranger to this challenge. To add to the difficulty, many textbooks contain an overabundance of material, which not only results in the need for further streamlining, but also in intimidated students. Shafer and Zhang wrote Introductory Statistics by using their vast teaching experience to present a complete look at introductory statistics topics while keeping in mind a realistic expectation with respect to course duration and students' maturity level...." - works with MAT 135
- Introductory Statistics v. 1.0 by Saylor AcademyPublication Date: 2012"This book is meant to be a textbook for a standard one-semester introductory statistics course for general education students. Our motivation for writing it is twofold: 1.) to provide a low-cost alternative to many existing popular textbooks on the market; and 2.) to provide a quality textbook on the subject with a focus on the core material of the course in a balanced presentation." - works with MAT 135
- Precalculus by Jay AbramsonISBN: 9781938168345Publication Date: 2014-10-23"Precalculus is adaptable and designed to fit the needs of a variety of precalculus courses. It is a comprehensive text that covers more ground than a typical one- or two-semester college-level precalculus course. The content is organized by clearly-defined learning objectives and includes worked examples that demonstrate problem-solving approaches in an accessible way." - works with MAT 132
- Precalculus by Carl Stitz; Jeff ZeagerPublication Date: 2013"A casual glance through the Table of Contents of most of the major publishers' College Algebra books reveals nearly isomorphic content in both order and depth. Our Table of Contents shows a different approach, one that might be labeled “Functions First.” To truly use The Rule of Four, that is, in order to discuss each new concept algebraically, graphically, numerically and verbally, it seems completely obvious to us that one would need to introduce functions first. (Take a moment and compare our ordering to the classic “equations first, then the Cartesian Plane and THEN functions” approach seen in most of the major players.) We then introduce a class of functions and discuss the equations, inequalities (with a heavy emphasis on sign diagrams) and applications which involve functions in that class." - works with MAT 132
- Precalculus by Thomas Tradler; Holly CarleyPublication Date: 2015"These are notes for a course in precalculus, as it is taught at New York City College of Technology - CUNY (where it is offered under the course number MAT 1375). Our approach is calculator based. For this, we will use the currently standard TI-84 calculator, and in particular, many of the examples will be explained and solved with it. However, we want to point out that there are also many other calculators that are suitable for the purpose of this course and many of these alternatives have similar functionalities as the calculator that we have chosen to use. An introduction to the TI-84 calculator together with the most common applications needed for this course is provided in appendix A. In the future we may expand on this by providing introductions to other calculators or computer algebra systems." - works with MAT 132
- Precalculus: An Investigation of Functions by David Lippman; Melonie RasmussenPublication Date: 2017"Precalculus: An Investigation of Functions is a free, open textbook covering a two-quarter pre-calculus sequence including trigonometry. The first portion of the book is an investigation of functions, exploring the graphical behavior of, interpretation of, and solutions to problems involving linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. An emphasis is placed on modeling and interpretation, as well as the important characteristics needed in calculus." - works with MAT 132
- A Spiral Workbook for Discrete Mathematics by Harris KwongISBN: 9781942341161Publication Date: 2015-11-06"This is a text that covers the standard topics in a sophomore-level course in discrete mathematics: logic, sets, proof techniques, basic number theory, functions, relations, and elementary combinatorics, with an emphasis on motivation. It explains and clarifies the unwritten conventions in mathematics, and guides the students through a detailed discussion on how a proof is revised from its draft to a final polished form. Hands-on exercises help students understand a concept soon after learning it. The text adopts a spiral approach: many topics are revisited multiple times, sometimes from a different perspective or at a higher level of complexity. The goal is to slowly develop students’ problem-solving and writing skills." - works with MAT 102
- Trigonometry by Ted Sundstrom; Steven SchlickerPublication Date: 2016"This trigonometry textbook is different than other trigonometry books in that it is free to download, and the reader is expected to do more than read the book and is expected to study the material in the book by working out examples rather than just reading about them. So this book is not just about mathematical content but is also about the process of learning and doing mathematics. That is, this book is designed not to be just casually read but rather to be engaged." - works with MAT 105

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- Open Resources for Community College Algebra"an open-source, openly-licensed textbook package (eBook, print, and online homework) for basic and intermediate algebra."works with MAT 050, MAT 100, & MAT 122

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