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Math Survival Guide: Tips for Science Student, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-45245-5
November 2008, ©2009
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This book is specifically designed as a study guide and resource for science students confronted with mathematics that they need extra help on. This math skills review and practice guide is written in a clear, accessible manner to bring readers up to speed quickly on basic math principles.

Offering the right amount of depth on the right selection of topics, the book provides quick, clear, and accessible guidance on basic algebraic methods, right when students need it most. In addition to a full range of mathematics topics, Math Survival Guide includes special chapters focused on helping students improve their problem solving and study skills.
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  1. Your Calculator: Friend or Foe?
  2. Numbers
  3. Ratios
  4. Powers and Roots
  5. Logarithms
  6. Scientific Notation
  7. Significant Figures
  8. Equations
  9. Units
  10. Graphing
  11. Geometry and Trigonometry
  12. Solving Problems
  13. Making Estimates
  14. Some Study Tips

  15. Appendix: Answers to Practice Exercises
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  • New chapter on basic statistics
  • New end-of-chapter problems
  • Calculator chapter extensively updated to include graphing calculator
  • Features more graphical examples
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  • Approachable tone and appropriate level
  • Serves well as a quick reference/update guide, providing the right amount of depth on the right topics
  • Good problem sets
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