This, the Twenty-Seventh Yearbook, and its companion volume, the Twenty-Eighth Yearbook, have been long in the making. Into these two books have gone the combined contributions, suggestions, and criticisms of innumerable individuals, committees, and subcommittees.
The academically talented student in mathematics has always been with us, and most teachers have always attempted to provide for his special needs in one way or another. The principal purpose of this year-book is to give teachers one more resource in order to provide for the talented more efficiently and more quickly.
Stewart's CALCULUS, Fifth Edition has the mathematical precision, accuracy, clarity of exposition and outstanding examples and problem sets that have characterized the first four editions. Stewart retains the focus on problem solving and the pedagogical system that has made the book a favorite of students and instructors in a wide variety of colleges and universities throughout the world.
This book takes a fresh look at programs for advanced studies for high school students in the United States, with a particular focus on the Advanced Placement and the International Baccalaureate programs, and asks how advanced studies can be significantly improved in general. It also examines two of the core issues surrounding these programs: they can have a profound impact on other components of the education system and participation in the programs has become key to admission at selective institutions of higher education.
On 21 March 1990 John Hammersley celebrates his seventieth birthday.
A number of his colleagues and friends wish to pay tribute on this
occasion to a mathematician whose exceptional inventiveness has greatly
enriched mathematical science.
The breadth and versatility of Hammersley’s interests are remarkable,
doubly so in an age of increased specialisation. In a range of highly individual
papers on a variety of topics, he has theorised, and posed (and solved)
problems, thereby laying the foundations for many subjects currently under
Edition, he has made hundreds of small improvements: new examples, additional steps in existing examples, updating of data in existing examples and exercises, new phrases and margin notes to clarify the exposition, references to other sources and web sites, redrawn art, and references to the TEC CD (Tools for Enriching Calculus). These refinements ensure that students and instructors have the best materials available. The number of pages in the book, however, remains unchanged from the 4th edition.
Mathematics is a way of organising our experience of the world. It
enriches our understanding and enables us to communicate and make
sense of our experiences. It also gives us enjoyment. By doing
mathematics we can solve a range of practical tasks and real-life
problems. We use it in many areas of our lives.
In mathematics we use ordinary language and the special language of
mathematics. We need to teach students to use both these languages.
We can work on problems within mathematics and we can work on
problems that use mathematics as a tool, like problems in science and
This book contains 104 of the best problems used in the training and testing of
the U.S. International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) team. It is not a collection
of very difficult, and impenetrable questions. Rather, the book gradually builds
students’ number-theoretic skills and techniques. The first chapter provides a
comprehensive introduction to number theory and its mathematical structures.
This chapter can serve as a textbook for a short course in number theory.
If the text you're using for general chemistry seems to lack sufficient mathematics and physics in its presentation of classical mechanics, molecular structure, and statistics, this complementary science series title may be just what you're looking for. Written for the advanced lower-division undergraduate chemistry course, The Physical Basis of Chemistry, Second Edition, offers students an opportunity to understand and enrich the understanding of physical chemistry with some quantum mechanics, the Boltzmann distribution, and spectroscopy.