By Keith Devlin

ISBN-10: 0412459701

ISBN-13: 9780412459702

ISBN-10: 1489929657

ISBN-13: 9781489929655

Keith Devlin. you recognize him. you may have learn his columns in MAA on-line, you will have heard him at the radio, and you've got noticeable his well known arithmetic books. In among all these actions and his personal learn, he is been not easy at paintings revising units, capabilities and common sense, his standard-setting textual content that has smoothed the line to natural arithmetic for legions of undergraduate students.

Now in its 3rd version, Devlin has totally remodeled the e-book to mirror a brand new iteration. The narrative is extra energetic and no more textbook-like. feedback and asides hyperlink the themes provided to the genuine international of scholars' adventure. The bankruptcy on complicated numbers and the dialogue of formal symbolic common sense are long past in want of extra workouts, and a brand new introductory bankruptcy at the nature of mathematics--one that motivates readers and units the degree for the demanding situations that lie forward.

Students crossing the bridge from calculus to raised arithmetic want and deserve the entire aid they could get. units, features, and common sense, 3rd variation is an inexpensive little publication that every one of your transition-course scholars not just can come up with the money for, yet will really read…and enjoy…and examine from.

About the Author

Dr. Keith Devlin is government Director of Stanford University's middle for the research of Language and data and a Consulting Professor of arithmetic at Stanford. He has written 23 books, one interactive publication on CD-ROM, and over 70 released study articles. he's a Fellow of the yank organization for the development of technology, a global monetary discussion board Fellow, and a former member of the Mathematical Sciences schooling Board of the nationwide Academy of Sciences,.

Dr. Devlin can also be one of many world's best popularizers of arithmetic. often called "The Math man" on NPR's Weekend version, he's a common contributor to different neighborhood and nationwide radio and television exhibits within the US and Britain, writes a per month column for the net magazine MAA on-line, and frequently writes on arithmetic and pcs for the British newspaper The father or mother.