# Mathematics Textbooks

## A Computational Introduction to Number Theory and Algebra

Copyright Year: 2009

Contributor: Shoup

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

License: CC BY-NC-ND

All of the mathematics required beyond basic calculus is developed “from scratch.” Moreover, the book generally alternates between “theory” and “applications”: one or two chapters on a particular set of purely mathematical concepts are followed by one or two chapters on algorithms and applications; the mathematics provides the theoretical underpinnings for the applications, while the applications both motivate and illustrate the mathematics. Of course, this dichotomy between theory and applications is not perfectly maintained: the chapters that focus mainly on applications include the development of some of the mathematics that is specific to a particular application, and very occasionally, some of the chapters that focus mainly on mathematics include a discussion of related algorithmic ideas as well.

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## Linear Algebra

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributors: Cherney, Denton, and Waldon

Publisher: University of California, Davis

License: CC BY-NC-SA

We believe the entire book can be taught in twenty five 50-minute lectures to a sophomore audience that has been exposed to a one year calculus course. Vector calculus is useful, but not necessary preparation for this book, which attempts to be self-contained. Key concepts are presented multiple times, throughout the book, often first in a more intuitive setting, and then again in a definition, theorem, proof style later on. We do not aim for students to become agile mathematical proof writers, but we do expect them to be able to show and explain why key results hold. We also often use the review exercises to let students discover key results for themselves; before they are presented again in detail later in the book.

(2 reviews)

## Algorithms and Data Structures With Applications to Graphics and Geometry

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributors: Nievergelt and Hinrichs

Publisher: Global Text Project

License: CC BY

An introductory coverage of algorithms and data structures with application to graphics and geometry.

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## Fundamentals of Mathematics

Copyright Year: 2008

Contributors: Burzynski and Ellis

Publisher: OpenStax CNX

License: CC BY

Fundamentals of Mathematics is a work text that covers the traditional study in a modern prealgebra course, as well as the topics of estimation, elementary analytic geometry, and introductory algebra. It is intended for students who:

(8 reviews)

## Applied Discrete Structures

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributors: Doerr and Levasseur

Publisher: Alan Doerr & Kenneth Levasseur

License: CC BY-NC-SA

In writing this book, care was taken to use language and examples that gradually wean students from a simpleminded mechanical approach andmove them toward mathematical maturity. We also recognize that many students who hesitate to ask for help from an instructor need a readable text, and we have tried to anticipate the questions that go unasked.

(3 reviews)

## Intermediate Algebra

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributor: Redden

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

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.

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## Introductory Statistics

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributors: Shafer and Zhang

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

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.

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## Calculus for the Life Sciences: A Modeling Approach Volume 2

Copyright Year: 2013

Contributors: Cornette and Ackerman

Publisher: A.T. Still University

License: CC BY-NC-ND

Our writing is based on three premises. First, life sciences students are motivated by and respond well to actual data related to real life sciences problems. Second, the ultimate goal of calculus in the life sciences primarily involves modeling living systems with difference and differential equations. Understanding the concepts of derivative and integral are crucial, but the ability to compute a large array of derivatives and integrals is of secondary importance. Third, the depth of calculus for life sciences students should be comparable to that of the traditional physics and engineering calculus course; else life sciences students will be short changed and their faculty will advise them to take the 'best' (engineering) course.

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## Basic Analysis: Introduction to Real Analysis

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributor: Lebl

Publisher: Jirí Lebl

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This free online textbook (e-book in webspeak) is a one semester course in basic analysis. This book started its life as my lecture notes for Math 444 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in the fall semester of 2009, and was later enhanced to teach Math 521 at University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison). A prerequisite for the course is a basic proof course. It should be possible to use the book for both a basic course for students who do not necessarily wish to go to graduate school, but also as a first semester of a more advanced course that also covers topics such as metric spaces.

(3 reviews)

## Precalculus: An Investigation of Functions

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributors: Lippman and Rasmussen

Publisher: David Lippman and Melonie Rasmussen

License: CC BY-SA

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.

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