A Second Start

2nd Edition - April 1, 2002

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  • Authors: S. Page, J Berry, H Hampson
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781898563044
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857099600

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Provides less mathematically minded students with a gentle introduction to basic mathematics and some more advanced topics. Covering algebra, trigonometry, calculus and statistics, it manages to combine clarity of presentation with liveliness of style and sympathy for students’ needs. It is straightforward, pragmatic and packed full of illustrative examples, exercises and self-test questions. The essentials of formal mathematics are lucidly explained, with terms such as ‘integral’ or ‘differential equation’ fully clarified.

Key Features

  • Provides a gentle introduction to basic mathematics and some more advanced topics
  • Systematically covers algebra, trigonometry, calculus and statistics
  • Contains illustrative examples, exercises and self-test questions


University students

Table of Contents

  • Using a scientific calculator; The set of real numbers; Number skills; Algebra: A basic toolkit; Algebra: More tools; Products; Factors; Equations and inequalities; Manipulation of formulae; Quadratic equations; Simultaneous equations; Indices and logarithms; Functions and graphs; Linear graphs and their use in experimental work; Calculus – the mathematics of change; Applications of differentiation; Integration; Introduction to trigonometry; Calculus of trigonometry; The law of natural growth; Some applications of logarithms; A first look at statistics; Probability; Probability distributions; Appendix, answers and index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 480
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2002
  • Published: April 1, 2002
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781898563044
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857099600

About the Authors

S. Page

Affiliations and Expertise

Tourism Programme, Massey University at Albany, Private Bag 102904, NSMC, Auckland, New Zealand

J Berry

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Plymouth

H Hampson

Affiliations and Expertise

Torquay Further Education College, UK

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