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MATHEMATICS FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES

by JOHN B. SCOTT and E.L. HUTTON
1st ed., May 1978, 205 pages, $19.95
ISBN 978-0-89641-009-1

A text designed to meet the basic mathematical needs of the student in the health careers discipline. Emphasis is placed on the concepts that are necessary for the successful completion of biology, chemistry, the elementary physics programs. Material is presented in such a way as to provide as much flexibility as possible for choosing an appropriate teaching method. Topics discussed are followed by detailed examples and class exercises. A problem section which concludes each section or chapter may be used as homework or as self-tests for the better students.

Contents

Chapter 1: SIGNED NUMBERS

Chapter 2: SYSTEMS OF MEASUREMENT

Chapter 3: A SURVEY OF ALGEBRA

Chapter 4: ALGEBRAIC EQUATIONS

Chapter 5: RATIO, PROPORTION AND VARIATION

Chapter 6: LOGARITHMS

About the Authors

Dr. John B. Scott teaches mathematics for the Houston Community College System. He received his B.A. in Math from Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio, his M.A. in Math from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and holds a Ph.D. in Math from the University of Houston. John spent four years with Texaco Research Laboratories as a Senior Mathematician, and has also co-authored Intermediate Algebra. He is a member of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

Dr. E. L. Hutton holds a M.S. from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. He has previously taught at the University of Houston and University of St. Thomas in Houston. He is presently Professor of Mathematics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

 

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