Finite Mathematics and Applied Calculus

| October 26, 2011

Title: Finite mathematics and applied calculus

Author: Stefan Waner and Steven Costenoble

Publisher: Brooks Cole

Call Number: QA 373.3.W37 2011 (Oversize)

From the Publisher:

Full of relevant and current real-world applications, Stefan Waner and Steven Costenoble’s FINITE MATHEMATICS AND APPLIED CALCULUS, Fifth Edition helps your students relate to mathematics! Throughout the text is clearly delineated, thorough Microsoft Excel and Graphing Calculator instruction, optional so instructors can include any amount of technology instruction in their courses. Acclaimed for accuracy and readability, FINITE MATHEMATICS AND APPLIED CALCULUS, Fifth Edition connects with all types of teaching and learning styles. Resources like the accompanying website allow the text to support a range of course formats, from traditional lectures to strictly online courses.

About the Authors:

Stefan Waner and Steven R. Costenoble both received their PhDs from the University of Chicago, having studied several years apart with the same advisor, J. Peter May. Their paths merged when Steven joined Stefan at Hofstra University in 1987; since then they have coauthored 15 research papers in algebraic topology. By the early 1990s, they had become dissatisfied with many of the Finite Mathematics and Applied Calculus textbooks. They wanted textbooks that were more readable and relevant to students’ interests, ones that contained interesting examples and exercises and reflected the interactive approaches and techniques they found worked well with their students. It seemed natural to extend their research collaboration to a joint textbook writing project that expressed these ideals. To this day, they continue to work together on their textbook projects, their research in algebraic topology, and their teaching.