This textbook has been carefully written in great detail and coherent manner that the students who are average or below can easily comprehend the different topics. The content is well written with good presentation that makes it possible for the learner to move from known to unknown, a form that is vital for proper understanding of mathematical concepts. A close study of the numerous topics covered in this unique textbook reveals that candidates aspiring to acquire B.Sc. degree or HND in Mathematics (or some other allied disciplines such as statistics, computer science, physics, engineering etc.) will find it relevant. This textbook is a must for these categories of students in all institutions of higher learning. Therefore, I strongly recommend this textbook to all students of mathematics and its allied disciplines in all institutions of higher learning. By patronizing this textbook for its high academic value saves the nation a lot of scarce foreign exchange, which can be used to develop many sectors of the Nigerian economy.
I can express from personal experience that it is not easy to write a good mathematics textbook and even more difficult to produce this quality material for use in institutions of higher learning. The author, Dr. (Mrs.) Ozokeraha, C.F.R., is an experienced and focused mathematics teacher. She has very strong determination to achieve her goals. Her numerous degrees relentlessly up to a Ph.D. in mathematics is a confirmation of these attestations. She has by this textbook filled a lot of gaps in the existing mathematics textbooks and her other mathematics research publications in reputable journals have singled her out among her equals. We pray God to give her the grace to do more for her generation.
Prof. Paul O. Ekoko,
Department of Mathematics
University of Benin.
Ebook: Linear Algebra and Logic
Linear Algebra and Logic
This book forms an interesting introduction to advanced courses in Algebra. The presentation is good and systematic. Each section is followed by a number of illustrative examples. Exercises at the end of each chapter enable the reader to sharpen the individual’s manipulative skill, cultivation of a deeper interest and thus, understanding of the subject matter.
The book is indeed recommended for the first year undergraduates, Mathematics, Computer and Engineering students in Polytechnics.
Prof. E.O. Okeke
Western Delta University,
Ebook: Mathematical Methods, Calculus and Analytic Geometry.
Mathematical Methods, Calculus and Analytic Geometry
Since the time of Isaac Newton, Mathematical Methods, Calculus and Analytic Geometry have been of fundamental importance in the study and application of Mathematics. The study is crucial for obtaining an understanding of the Physical and Engineering Sciences, and lately has gained importance in Biological and Social Sciences. This textbook presents the essential mathematics needed by undergraduate students of the Biological, Social, Physical and Engineering Sciences. The material is in particular, suitable for the first two years of a typical University, Polytechnic and College of Education course. The reader should have already had a knowledge of mathematics up to SSCE or even advanced level of General Certificate of Education.
The text contains a large number of worked examples. There are also some exercises at the end of each chapter, the answers to these are given at the end of the book.
As it is well known, there are always two objectives for studying a course, namely: To grasp the nature, significance and a good understanding of the course. The second objective is to pass the course in any prescribed examination with a good grade. This book is written in a way that allows the reader to achieve the two objectives.
The book has seventeen chapters. The language is simple and there is a good connection from one section to another. The book clearly satisfies the National University Commission (NUC) minimum academic standard. Moreover, it could also serve as a reference book for research students of both Master’s and PH.D. levels.
I strongly recommend this book to all sundry.
Professor J.A. Gbadeyan
Department of Mathematics
University of Ilorin, Kwara State.
Ebook: Trigonometry and Vectors.
Trigonometry and Vectors
This book is designed to assist students in acquiring a more thorough knowledge in Trigonometry and vectors. Trigonometry and vectors are branches of Mathematics which students find very difficult. Even teachers play down on these aspects of Mathematics. This problem has stretched into our higher institutions. To address this problem, the author has put this useful write-up in place.
The book covers crucial areas of Trigonometry and vectors. It will be very useful to all students taking a formal course in Polytechnics, Colleges of Education, first year and preliminary courses in the Universities. It will also be of great value to those who wish to review the fundamental principles and applications of Trigonometry and vectors.
Each chapter explains clearly the principles and applications of trigonometry and vectors which is followed by a careful and logical presentation of sets of solved problems and will be very rewarding to the readers.
Professor E. O. Okeke
Dept. Of Mathematics,
University of Benin, Benin City.