ERIC Number: ED101981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Elements of Mathematics, Book 3: Introduction to Fields.
Exner, Robert; And Others
One of 12 books developed for use with the core material (Book O) of the Elements of Mathematics Program, this text covers material well beyond the scope of the usual secondary mathematics sequences. These materials are designed for highly motivated students with strong verbal abilities; mathematical theories and ideas are developed through problem situations and explanatory materials. After discussion of the logical theory and relational concepts necessary for the study of fields, this volume presents an axiomatic definition of an abstract field. Polynomials over a field are studied. Axioms for order relations are introduced, and operations in ordered fields are then studied. Applications of this theory to geometry and to distance, work, mixture, and interest problems are provided. (SD)
Descriptors: Algebra, Curriculum, Experimental Curriculum, Individualized Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Textbooks
CEMREL, Inc., 3120 59th Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63139 (no price quoted); ERIC/SMEAC, The Ohio State University, 400 Lincoln Tower, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (on loan)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., St. Louis, MO.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois