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Reasonable Basic Algebra

Reasonable Basic Algebra

Reasonable Basic Algebra is: * An introduction that appeals to the reader's reason rather than to her/his ability to memorize. * A complete tool for teaching "developmental" students twice a week for 15 weeks. * A way for adults to learn some mathematics—more or less in the same spirit as mathematicians do. * A text, with a story-line, written to be read and reread. * A presentation that pays pedantic attention to the linguistic difficulties the reader is likely to have in mathematics. * A political act to "enable people to get on better terms with reason—to learn to live with the truth." [Colin McGinn] * An open source package written in LaTeX with lots of vector graphics. * An instance of a model-theoretic approach to mathematical exposition. * A work by a mathematician who, almost fifty years ago, got interested in reconciling "just plain folks" with mathematics.


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