Dugopolski’s College Algebra, Fifth Edition gives readers the essential strategies to help them develop the comprehension and confidence they need to be successful in this course. Readers will find enough carefully placed learning aids and review tools to help them do the math without getting distracted from their objectives. Regardless of their goals beyond the course, all readers will benefit from Dugopolski’s emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking, which is enhanced by the addition of nearly 1,000 exercises in this edition.
The first of two volumes that present 18 papers focusing on topics of interest to Gelfand, a pioneer in functional analysis. They include geometric quantum field theory, representation theory, combinatorial structures underlying various continuous constructions, quantum groups, and geometry. The papers in the second volume tend to be more oriented towards geometry. The papers were presented at an October 1993 conference in New Brunswick, New Jersey. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)