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A Student's Guide to the Study, Practice, and Tools of Modern Mathematics

1st Edition

By Donald Bindner, Martin Erickson

Chapman and Hall/CRC

280 pages

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Description

A Student's Guide to the Study, Practice, and Tools of Modern Mathematics provides an accessible introduction to the world of mathematics. It offers tips on how to study and write mathematics as well as how to use various mathematical tools, from LaTeX and Beamer to Mathematica and Maple� to MATLAB and R. Along with a color insert, the text include

Table of Contents

THE STUDY AND PRACTICE OF MODERN MATHEMATICS: How to Learn Mathematics. How to Write Mathematics. How to Research Mathematics. How to Present Mathematics. Looking Ahead: Taking Professional Steps. What Is It Like Being a Mathematician?. Guide to Web Resources. A Mathematical Scavenger Hunt. THE TOOLS OF MODERN MATHEMATICS: Introduction. Getting Started with LaTeX. Getting Started with PSTricks. Getting Started with Beamer. Getting Started with Mathematica, Maple, and Maxima. Getting Started with MATLAB and Octave. Getting Started with R. Getting Started with HTML. Getting Started with Geometer's Sketchpad and GeoGebra. Getting Started with PostScript. Getting Started with Computer Programming Languages. Getting Started with Free and Open Source Software. Putting It All Together. Bibliography. Index.

About the Authors

Donald Bindner is an assistant professor of mathematics at Truman State University. He is an advocate of free software.

Martin Erickson is a professor of mathematics at Truman State University. He has written several mathematics books, including Pearls of Discrete Mathematics (CRC Press, 2010) and Introduction to Number Theory (CRC Press, 2008) with Anthony Vazzana.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MAT000000
MATHEMATICS / General
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics
TEC009000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)