Looking for an examination copy?
If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org providing details of the course you are teaching.
This text serves as a tour guide to little known corners of the mathematical landscape, not far from the main byways of algebra, geometry, and calculus. It is for the seasoned mathematical traveller who has visited these subjects many times and, familiar with the main attractions, is ready to venture abroad off the beaten track. For the old hand and new devotee alike, this book will surprise, intrigue, and delight readers with unexpected aspects of old and familiar subjects. In the first part of the book all of the topics are related to polynomials: properties and applications of Horner form, reverse and palindromic polynomials and identities linking roots and coefficients, among others. Topics in the second part are all connected in some way with maxima and minima. In the final part calculus is the focus.Read more
- Designed to surprise, intrigue, and delight readers by presenting unexpected aspects of the mathematics surrounding the standard curriculum
- For anyone who appreciates the intrinsic fascination of mathematics beyond its applicability and utility
- Further reading and the history of the topic being discussed is found at the end of every chapter
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780883853412
- length: 279 pages
- dimensions: 261 x 182 x 19 mm
- weight: 0.65kg
- availability: Refer to RE Math Assn, Refer to, Mathematical Assn of America, PO BOX 91112, WASHINGTON DC, 20090-112
Table of Contents
Part I. The Province of Polynomia:
1. Horner's foam
2. Polynomial potpourri
3. Polynomial roots and coefficients
4. Solving polynomial equations
Part II. Maxministan:
5. Leveling with Lagrange
6. A maxmini miscellany
7. Envelopes and the ladder problem
8. Deflections on an ellipse
Part III. The Calculusian Republic:
9. A generalized logarithm for exponential-linear equations
10. Envelopes and asymptotes
11. Derivatives without limits
12. Two calculusian miracles.
Welcome to the resources site
Here you will find free-of-charge online materials to accompany this book. The range of materials we provide across our academic and higher education titles are an integral part of the book package whether you are a student, instructor, researcher or professional.
Find resources associated with this titleYour search for '' returned .
Type Name Unlocked * Format Size
*This title has one or more locked files and access is given only to instructors adopting the textbook for their class. We need to enforce this strictly so that solutions are not made available to students. To gain access to locked resources you either need first to sign in or register for an account.
These resources are provided free of charge by Cambridge University Press with permission of the author of the corresponding work, but are subject to copyright. You are permitted to view, print and download these resources for your own personal use only, provided any copyright lines on the resources are not removed or altered in any way. Any other use, including but not limited to distribution of the resources in modified form, or via electronic or other media, is strictly prohibited unless you have permission from the author of the corresponding work and provided you give appropriate acknowledgement of the source.
If you are having problems accessing these resources please email email@example.com
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website, your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×