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College Algebra

AuthorKen Kubota Entered2004-01-21 12:33:29 by Ryanov
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Algebra the Right Way!
by Ryan Scott on 2004-01-21 12:33:29, review #374
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better than 99%
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typical
This is not abstract algebra but is regular College Algebra, and it's great. In the US, algebra is presented in a watered down fashion, usually without proofs. This book remedies that situation with proofs of all elementary results. The level of rigor is actually quite surprising, as the book even includes a proof of the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra. It starts off with Logic and Sets, complete with proofs of results. Then it moves on to Number Fields, Mathematical Induction, and so forth. It even covers Power Series!

This is what all students who eventually take Analysis should have been taught in high school. Kudos!


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