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Math Survival Guide: Tips and Tricks for Science Students, 2nd Edition

Math Survival Guide: Tips and Tricks for Science Students, 2nd Edition

Jeffrey R. Appling, Jean Richardson

ISBN: 978-0-470-45245-5

Dec 2008

200 pages

$32.00

Description

Thoroughly revised and updated, the Second Edition of this student-friendly Math Survival Guide provides basic training on fundamental math skills—skills students need to survive and succeed in courses such as chemistry, physics, and geology.

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

Appendix: Answers to Practice Exercises

  • New chapter on basic statistics
  • New end-of-chapter problems
  • Calculator chapter extensively updated to include graphing calculator
  • Features more graphical examples
  • 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