Beginning Algebra  ©2016
Real Numbers, Algebraic Expressions, Linear Equations & Graphs

 by William R. Parks 

ISBN-13: 978--0-88493-030-3
ISBN-10: 0-88493-030-0
Library of Congress Control Number:
Publisher: HersheyBooks, Hershey, PA 17033

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BISAC: Mathematics / Algebra / Elementary

Beginning Algebra was originally published by Williamsville Publishing Company as part of their popular audio-visual Tape ‘n Text Math Series. Material in the series was submitted for review in "The Mathematics Teacher" and received praise: “The development was well done.” 
This paperback is intended for classroom teachers, students and as a reference book for libraries and learning centers. 
Elementary algebra includes the study of basic operations found in arithmetic such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. What’s new is that letters of the alphabet (called variables) are introduced to stand for numbers like in business formulas that are used to calculate interest. 
The letters, called variables stand for numbers such as integers 1, 2, 3 or decimal numbers such as .5, 1.5, 2.7 etc. The basic rules of arithmetic apply in elementary algebra. However, new concepts are added to arithmetic such as: reasoning about relationships, generalizations about these relationships and the application of logical thinking.  
Sometimes math textbooks present an overwhelming amount of information on a given topic. In this book we have simplified explanations and also give examples that are easier to comprehend. Also, new information is presented in short sections with immediate testing.  
This form of personalized instruction is often used in on-line Internet based courses for distance learning. A small amount of information is presented in each section before advancing to the next section. Exercises are listed after several sections followed by the answer key. 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 
William Parks, B.S., M.S., Ed.M., taught secondary level mathematics in private and public high schools in New York for five years. He taught community college mathematics and computer science for 25 years in New York, Tennessee, Maryland and Arizona. He was a computer science degree program developer at four colleges: SUNY Colleges at Buffalo and Fredonia, Elon University and D'Youville College. He was technical editor for "Personal Computing" and "PC AI" magazines.


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Hershey Books – Computer Math Series

1 + 1 = 1  An Introduction to Boolean Algebra and Switching Circuits  ©2014

 by William R. Parks 

Material in the “Computer Math Series” was submitted for review in "The Mathematics Teacher" and received praise - "The development is well done."

ISBN-13: 978-0884930099
ISBN-10: 0884930092
Library of Congress Control Number: 2014934440
Publisher: HersheyBooks, Hershey, PA 17033

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For a look at sample pages inside the book, the video book trailer can be viewed at:  http://www.youtube.com/mathbooks1 

1 + 1 = 1  An  Introduction to Boolean Algebra and Switching Circuits was originally published by Williamsville Publishing Company as part of their popular Tape ‘n Text Computer Math Series.  It has been expanded and republished  as Volume  4 in this new series. The paperback is intended for classroom  teachers,  students and as a reference  for libraries.

In elementary algebra 1 + 1 equals 2. In Boolean algebra 1 + 1 equals 1. Boolean algebra is not isomorphic (similar) to elementary algebra. However, Boolean algebra is isomorphic to logic. Knowledge of Boolean algebra and logic are needed in our modern world in order to explain how computers are designed and operate at the most basic levels. 

The three main operators in Boolean algebra and switching circuits are directly  related to logic. For example, in logic the Boolean algebra plus sign “+” means "OR" (disjunction) and the times sign “. " means  “AND"  ( conjunction ) and the prime mark or tilde “~" means “NOT" (negation in logic). Logic symbols will be used mainly in volume 3, “Introduction to Logic." 

In all four volumes of the “Computer Mathematics Series” new information is presented in short sections with immediate testing. This form of personalized instruction is often used in on-line Internet based courses for distance learning. A small amount of information is presented in each section before advancing to the next section. Exercises are listed after several sections followed by an answer key. 


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The author of the series, William R. Parks, B.S., M.S., Ed.M., was curriculum designer for computer science degree programs at three colleges in the SUNY system and was instructor of mathematics and computer courses at three high schools, three community colleges and four four-year colleges. He taught at SUNY colleges in Fredonia & Buffalo, NY, Niagara County Community College, NY, Cecil Community College, MD, Elon University, NC, Walters State Community College, TN, D'Youville College, NY and Mesa Community College, AZ.  He was technical editor for "Personal Computing" and "PC AI" magazines.
 

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Computer Number Bases: Computer Mathematics Series

 
 by William R Parks, B.S., M.S., Ed.M.
 
 
Paperback List Price:  $7.95
7" x 10" (17.78 x 25.4 cm) 
Black & White on White paper
26 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1480237049
ISBN-10: 1480237043
BISAC: Mathematics / Number Systems
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REVIEW:
"1 + 1 = 10 Computer Number Bases" was originally published by Williamsville Publishing Company as part of their popular computer math Tape'nText series. It has been adapted and republished by Hershey Books and printed by CreateSpace. Material in "Computer Number Bases" was submitted for review in "The Mathematics Teacher" and received praise - "The development is well done." Material in "Computer Number Bases" was submitted for review in "The Mathematics Teacher" and received praise - "The development is well done." 
ABOUT THE BOOK: 
"Computer Number Bases" covers Base Ten (Decimal), Base Two (Binary), Base Eight (Octal) and Base 16 (Hexadecimal). These four number systems are important to gain insight into how computer systems operate internally. Binary Arithmetic is introduced after a thorough study of the underlying structure of each of the four computer number bases. Questions are listed in exercises at the end of each section and the answer key is conveniently located after each exercise. This book is part of the "Computer Mathematics Series" that also includes: "Sets and Flowcharts," "Introduction to Logic," and "Boolean Algebra and Switching Circuits." The four titles in the series give an excellent introduction to these topics and provide a firm foundation for beginners to study more advanced topics in computer mathematics. 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 
William Parks, B.S., M.S., Ed.M., taught secondary level mathematics in private and public high schools in New York for five years. He taught community college mathematics and computer science for 25 years in New York, Tennessee, Maryland and Arizona. He was a computer science degree program developer at four colleges: SUNY Colleges at Buffalo and Fredonia, Elon University and D'Youville College. He was technical editor for "Personal Computing" and "PC AI" magazines.
 

 


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