Math and Computer Science Textbooks 2013-2014

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Algebra I
Honors Algebra I

Algebra: Structure and Method, Book 1 ISBN: 0395977223 (c)2000
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Honors Geometry

by Jergensen Brown and Jergensen
(ISBN 0-395-97727-4
or 0-395-67612-6)

Algebra II

Algebra and Trigonometry: Structure and Method Book 2 by Authors: Richard Brown, Dociani et al. Released: 2000 ISBN: 0395977258
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Honors Algebra II/Trigonometry

9e, by Michael Sullivan, Chicago State University
ISBN: 0321716566 (C)2012 (9th Edition)
or 9780321716569


Precalculus (7th Ed) by Roland E. Larson, Robert P. Hostetler ISBN 0618643451 (c)2006

or 9780618643455
or 0618643443
or 9780618643448
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AP Calculus

Calculus of a Single Variable 8/e
By Ron Larson, Robert P. Hostetler
and Bruce H. Edwards, 713 Pages Hardcover
(ISBN 0-618-50304-8) , (c) 2002

AP Statistics

The Practice of Statistics:TI-83/89 Graphing Calculator Enhanced
by Daniel S. Yates David S. Moore and Daren S Starnes (4rd Edition)
Pages Hardcover
(ISBN 1-4292-4559-X)

Java Concepts for AP Computer Science

, 5th edition by Cay Horstman

Textbook's Web site

Search for ISBN: 978-0-470-18160-7

Study Guide for Java Concepts for AP Computer Science, 5th Ed

by Frances P. Trees Search for ISBN: 978-0-470-18161-4

Recreational Mathematics

History of Pi By Beckmann. Small fun book about the ratio between a circle's perimeter and its diameter.

How To Solve It by G. Polya. A thin classic by the famous Stanford mathematician that makes clear the heuristics behind learning and doing mathematics. I think of this work as the mathematician's version of Stanislavsky's An Actor Prepares.

A Mathematician's Apology by G.H. Hardy. A charming reflective and humorous book by the famous Cambridge Don.

Men of Mathematics by E.T. Bell. A Classic collection of biographies of famous Mathematicians. If you'd rather read about who comes up with math rather than actuallly work through some math, this book is for you.

The Art of Mathematics by Jerry King. The book for "non-math" people to see why "math people" are in love with mathematics. It also encourges "M" types to be more inclusive, and make the delights of mathematics more accessible.

The World of Mathematics Vol 1 Vol 2 Vol 3 Vol 4 A new Edition from Jacobs A wonderful collection of origial Source material.

Flatland by Abbott. A famous classic of the 19th century, it is the story of how 2D beings experience 3D, and how 3D beings might experience 4D. There's a annoted version as well, if you prefer to see where the fantasy is connected to real live mathematics!

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers by Paul Hoffman. A delightful biography of the eccentric Mathematician Paul Erdos

The Mystery of the Aleph : Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity by Amir D. Aczel. A Delightful story of how we have come to count the infinite (transfinite numbers) and the man who did so much for set theory, Georg Cantor. Dr. Aczel tells a complelling, human side of the story without neglecting the wonderful mathematical ideas.

Fermat's Last Theorem : Unlocking the Secret of an Ancient Mathematical Problem also by Amir D. Aczel. A Delightful story of how Andrew Wiles' long journey finally resolve's Fermat's Last Theorem (an + bn ≠ cn for n > 2 ). For a quicker, lighter treatment, see the Nova episode "The Proof"

Entanglment Dr. Amir D. Aczel does it again! This is the book if you want to depart from the simple world of mathematics and stick your toe into the mystifying world of quantum mechanics, where a single photon of light can interfer with itself! As usual, Dr. Aczel mixes the anecdotal and biographical with the theoretical, and offers a historical and intuiative glimpse into the tiny wourld of the quantum. Beware of quantum ducks : "Quark! Quark!"

Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means Albert-Laszlo Barabasi starts with the "network" of St Paul the Apostle and continues to distingush between the first mathematical models of random networks and more contemporary models that can be used for studying topics as diverse as biology to the internet.

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