Mathematical Ideas, Expanded Edition (10th Edition)

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9780201793918: Mathematical Ideas, Expanded Edition (10th Edition)

The tenth edition of Mathematical Ideas is the best ever! We have continued with the features and pedagogy that have made this book so successful over the years and at the same time, we've spent a considerable amount of time to incorporate fresh data, new photos, and new content (by way of a new chapter on trigonometry). We have tried to reflect the needs of our users-both long-time readers and those new to the Math Ideas way of teaching liberal arts math. We hope you'll be pleased with the results.Like its predecessors, this edition has been designed with a variety of students in mind. It is well-suited for several courses, including the aforementioned liberal arts audience, survey courses in mathematics, and mathematics for prospective and in-service elementary and middle school teachers. Ample topics are included for a two-term course, yet the variety of topics and flexibility of sequence make the text suitable for shorter courses as well. Our main objectives continue to be to provide comprehensive coverage of topics, appropriate organization, clear exposition, an abundance of examples, and well-planned exercise sets with numerous applications.

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Vern Heeren received his bachelor's degree from Occidental College andHis master's degree from the University of California, Davis, both inMathematics. He is Professor of Mathematics at American River College,where he has been active in all aspects of mathematics education andcurriculum development. Mr. Heeren coauthored Mathematical Ideas withCharles D. Miller in 1969, and later they coauthored Mathematics: AnEveryday Experience. The latest five editions of Mathematical IdeasHave been coauthored with E. John Hornsby of the University of New Orleans.

Mr. Heeren enjoys the support of his wife, three sons, three daughters in-law, and five grandchildren.

John Hornsby When John Hornsby enrolled as an undergraduate at Louisiana State University, he was uncertain whether he wanted to study mathematics, education, or journalism. His ultimate decision was to become a teacher, but after twenty-five years of teaching at the high school and university levels and ten years of writing mathematics textbooks, both of his goals have been realized. His love for teaching and for mathematics is evident in his passion for working with students and fellow teachers as well. His specific professional interests are recreational mathematics, mathematics history, and incorporating graphing calculators into the curriculum.

John's personal life is busy as he devotes time to his family (wife Gwen, and sons Chris, Jack, and Josh). He has been a rabid baseball fan all of his life. John's other hobbies include numismatics (the study of coins) and record collecting. He loves the music of the 1960s and has an extensive collection of the recorded works of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

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