ERIC Number: EJ900057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
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Partial Fractions in Calculus, Number Theory, and Algebra
Yackel, C. A.; Denny, J. K.
College Mathematics Journal, v38 n5 p362-374 Nov 2007
This paper explores the development of the method of partial fraction decomposition from elementary number theory through calculus to its abstraction in modern algebra. This unusual perspective makes the topic accessible and relevant to readers from high school through seasoned calculus instructors.
Descriptors: Number Concepts, Calculus, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, College Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts
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