Foundation Maths (Essential Maths For Students)

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A new edition of this highly successful text covering all the mathematical techniques for those embarking upon higher education courses. Students will find the best explanations, the most detailed solutions (without missing steps), and techniques described in words as well as in symbols.

This book aims to fulfill a real need by taking the student from the very basics of number work, refreshing arithmetical techniques and leading them gently through algebra.

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The Essential Maths for Students series provides the fundamental mathematical and statistical techniques required by students entering Higher Education in a wide range of courses. Reflecting the needs of both student and lecturer, each text assumes little previous knowledge and is designed to raise the reader’s proficiency to the level required by today’s courses.
Foundation Maths - second edition is specifically written for non-specialists who need a solid introductory grounding in mathematics for their course. Essential mathematical ideas are explored through worked examples, highlighted key points and self-assessment questions. Particular emphasis is placed on developing basic algebraic skills.
For the second edition, the authors have added a new chapter on decimal fractions, new material on the composition of functions, and a wealth of new examples and exercises spread throughout the book.
Ideal for foundation and access courses in mathematics for a whole range of degrees and diplomas in subjects such as science, engineering, social sciences, geography, marketing, business studies, management, combined studies and design.
Features-
· serves equally well as self-study course, classroom text or ready-reference guide
· informal and user-friendly throughout
· complete self-study units
· start-of-chapter objectives and end-of-chapter self-assessment questions
· numerous fully-worked examples
· end-of-chapter test and assignment questions
· highlighted key points and formulae

Tony Croft is Manager of the Mathematics Learning Support Centre in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Loughborough University and Robert Davison is a Principal Lecturer in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at De Montfort University.

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Anthony Croft has taught mathematics in further and higher education institutions for over thirty years. He is currently Professor of Mathematics Education and Director of sigma - the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning based in the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University. He teaches mathematics and engineering undergraduates, and has championed mathematics support for students who find the transition from school to university difficult. He has authored many very successful mathematics textbooks, including several for engineering students. In 2008 he was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in recognition of his work in these fields.

 Robert Davison has thirty years experience teaching mathematics in both further and higher education. He is currently Head of Quality in the Faculty of Technology at De Montfort University, where he also teaches mathematics. He has authored many very successful mathematics textbooks, including several for engineering students.     

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