Bartel L. Van Der Waerden
A History of Algebra: From Al-Khwarizmi to Emmy Noether
I give it four stars because I agree with Eric Drexler on one thing! No book can possibly be perfect. One curious imperfection from Van Der Waerden’s ‘History of Algebra’ is how abruptly it ends
If that doesn’t express how abruptly it ends, I don’t know how else to express it! About the only problem I had with the book is how little he says about algebraic invariance theory. I would have liked him to say how algebraic invariance theory related to Emmy Noether’s work. The book was only 270 pages; surely, he could have fit some more mathematics in this great book! He does mention quickly that there is something called invariance theory, but he just references off.
Seems that he has chosen to stop where Homology takes over algebraic progress. I don’t know how much to criticize there.
I don’t think he covers Emil Artin’s Galois theory either! I suppose one could just go to Emil Artin’s account it!
Despite every problem I can find, it’s hard to argue with how much mathematics Van Der Waerden stuffs in this book. My biggest head scratcher his abrupt ending! I wonder if he meant to include more twentieth century matheamtics.
F. William Lawvere and Stephen H. Schanuel
Conceptual Mathematics: A First Introduction to Categories
In the last 60 years, the use of the notion of category has led to a remarkable unification and simplification of mathematics. Conceptual Mathematics, Second Edition, introduces the concept of ‘category’ for the learning, development, and use of mathematics, to both beginning students and general readers, and to practicing mathematical scientists. The treatment does not presuppose knowledge of specific fields, but rather develops, from basic definitions, such elementary categories as discrete dynamical systems and directed graphs; the fundamental ideas are then illuminated by examples in these categories.
Interactive Notebooks Math, Grade 3
In Interactive Notebooks: Math for third grade, students will complete hands-on activities about place value, multiplication, fractions, graphing, area, quadrilaterals, and more. The Interactive Notebooks series spans kindergarten to grade 3.
Each 100-page book contains a guide for teachers who are new to interactive note taking, lesson plans and reproducibles for creating notebook pages on a variety of topics, and generic reproducibles for creating even more notebook pages. The books focus on grade-specific math or language arts skills and are aligned to current state standards.
Murray Spiegel, Seymour Lipschutz
Schaum’s Outline of Vector Analysis, 2nd Edition
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Linda Kasal Fusco
Navigating MathLand: How Parents Can Help Their Kids Through the Maze
Navigating MathLand uses a unique lens to focus on how students prefer to learn mathematics. The intent of this book is to provide a guide for parents to help them navigate the thirteen years of their children’s math education (K-12). The book will provide parents with the knowledge and skills they will need to proactively advocate for their children’s preparation for the 21st century workforce.