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PreCalculus (MATH 1054)

This research guide supports the curriculum for Math 1054.

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Abstract Algebra

"This text is intended for a one- or two-semester undergraduate course in abstract algebra and covers the traditional theoretical aspects of groups, rings, and fields. Many applications are included, including coding theory and cryptography. The nature of the exercises ranges over several categories; computational, conceptual, and theoretical problems are included."


"Published in 1991 and still in print from Wellesley-Cambridge Press, the book is a straightforward introductory calculus textbook available free online to educators and self-learners alike. It is covers single variable and multivariable calculus, including applications."

Linear Algebra

"Linear Algebra by Jim Hefferon is intended for a first undergraduate course in Linear Algebra. It covers the standard topics, including linear systems and Gauss' method, vector spaces, linear maps and matrices, determinants, and eigenvectors and eigenvalues."

Precalculus (July 2011) [a.k.a. College Algebra & Trigonometry]

This site provides "free and open precalculus materials."

PreCalculus: An Investigation of Functions

"A free, open textbook covering a two-quarter pre-calculus sequence including trigonometry. The first portion of the book is an investigation of functions, exploring the graphical behavior of, interpretation of, and solutions to problems involving linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. An emphasis is placed on modeling and interpretation, as well as the important characteristics needed in calculus."

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