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Book reviews - Kutzler, Bernhard, Mathematics on the PC-Introduction to DERIVE, Soft Warehouse GmbH&CoKG, ISBN 3-9500364-1-5 / Sjostrand, David, Mathematics with Excel, Chartwell-Bratt Ltd, ISBN 0-86238-361-7

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  • Barry Murphy
Here are two books which can be warmly recommended. Kutzler's introduction to DERIVE is a model of its kind and cannot be faulted as an introduction to DERIVE 3 use for the absolute beginner, whether at school or university. It is suitable for self-study and will not tax non-mathematical readers. Sjostrand's book can be recommended with some reservations. It attempts an important task; to show how a widely-used spreadsheet, in this case Microsoft Excel 5.0 for Windows or for Macintosh, can be used to explore mathematics at secondary school level and beyond. It would be suitable for the school or third-level student who is well supervised and has directions to a suitable mathematics text-book.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-33
Number of pages2
JournalComputers in Higher Education Economics Reviews (Virtual edition)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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