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Welcome! This library research guide provides an introduction to library resources related to Mathematics courses.

This guide will assist you in finding books, e-books, scholarly journal articles, streaming videos, websites, and more that will help you research topics in this subject.

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Mathematics is defined as:


     "the deductive study of numbers, geometry, and various abstract constructs, or structures; the latter often "abstract" the features common to several models derived from the empirical, or applied, sciences, although many emerge from purely mathematical or logical considerations. Mathematics is very broadly divided into foundations, algebra, analysis, geometry, and applied mathematics, which includes theoretical computer science."

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Text: Mathematics. (2016). In The Columbia Encyclopedia. New York, NY: Columbia University Press. Retrieved from

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MyMath Lab Notebook: Developmental Mathematics

This notebook shows key examples from the step-by-step videos and provides extra space for students to take notes. It also offers additional helpful hints and practice exercises for every topic in the eCourse.

For use in MTH 075 and MTH 102 classes. Copy available for in-library use only

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MTH 075

Resources used in MTH 075 courses at St. Clair County Community College

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Introductory and Intermediate Algebra for College Students

Bob Blitzer's use of realistic applications instantly piques students' curiosity about the presence of mathematical concepts in the world around them. These applications are apparent throughout the entire program-from his relatable examples, friendly writing style, and thought-provoking features in the textbook, to the enhanced digital resources in the MyMathLab course. Blitzer pulls from topics that are relevant to college students, often from pop culture and everyday life, to ensure that students will actually use their learning resources to achieve success.

For use in MTH 102, MTH 110, and MTH 112 classes. Copy available for in-library use only.

Mathematics All Around

For use in Marie St. James' MTH 104 class. Copy is available for in-library use only.

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The Great Courses: The Joy of Mathematics

This course of 24 half-hour lectures celebrates the sheer joy of mathematics, taught by a mathematician who is literally a magician with numbers. Professor Arthur T. Benjamin of Harvey Mudd College is renowned for his feats of mental calculation performed before audiences at schools, theaters, museums, conferences, and other venues.

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The Handy Math Answer Book

From modern-day challenges such as balancing a checkbook, following the stock market, buying a home, and figuring out credit card finance charges to appreciating historical developments by Pythagoras, Archimedes, Newton, and other mathematicians, this engaging resource addresses more than 1,000 questions related to mathematics. Organized into chapters that cluster similar topics in an easily accessible format, this reference provides clear and concise explanations about the fundamentals of algebra, calculus, geometry, trigonometry, and other branches of mathematics.

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