© 1978

Introduction to College Mathematics with A Programming Language


Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Edward J. LeCuyer Jr.
    Pages 1-24
  3. Edward J. LeCuyer Jr.
    Pages 25-44
  4. Edward J. LeCuyer Jr.
    Pages 45-70
  5. Edward J. LeCuyer Jr.
    Pages 71-102
  6. Edward J. LeCuyer Jr.
    Pages 103-124
  7. Edward J. LeCuyer Jr.
    Pages 125-176
  8. Edward J. LeCuyer Jr.
    Pages 177-198
  9. Edward J. LeCuyer Jr.
    Pages 199-241
  10. Edward J. LeCuyer Jr.
    Pages 242-271
  11. Edward J. LeCuyer Jr.
    Pages 272-302
  12. Edward J. LeCuyer Jr.
    Pages 303-329
  13. Edward J. LeCuyer Jr.
    Pages 330-362
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 363-420

About this book


The topics covered in this text are those usually covered in a full year's course in finite mathematics or mathematics for liberal arts students. They correspond very closely to the topics I have taught at Western New England College to freshmen business and liberal arts students. They include set theory, logic, matrices and determinants, functions and graph­ ing, basic differential and integral calculus, probability and statistics, and trigonometry. Because this is an introductory text, none of these topics is dealt with in great depth. The idea is to introduce the student to some of the basic concepts in mathematics along with some of their applications. I believe that this text is self-contained and can be used successfully by any college student who has completed at least two years of high school mathematics including one year of algebra. In addition, no previous knowledge of any programming language is necessary. The distinguishing feature of this text is that the student is given the opportunity to learn the mathematical concepts via A Programming Lan­ guage (APL). APL was developed by Kenneth E. Iverson while he was at Harvard University and was presented in a book by Dr. Iverson entitled A i Programming Language in 1962. He invented APL for educational purpo­ ses. That is, APL was designed to be a consistent, unambiguous, and powerful notation for communicating mathematical ideas. In 1966, APL became available on a time-sharing system at IBM.


APL Algebra Finite Mathematics Mathematik Maxima calculus equation function limit of a function theorem

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsWestern New England CollegeSpringfieldUSA

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