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Mathematics for Information Technology, 1st Edition

  • Alfred Basta
  • Stephan DeLong
  • Nadine Basta
  • ISBN-10: 1111127832
  • ISBN-13: 9781111127831
  • 512 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

MATHEMATICS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY delivers easy-to-understand and balanced mathematical instruction. Each chapter begins with an application, goes on to present the material with examples, and closes with a summary of the relevant concepts and practice exercises. With numerous illustrations included, students can understand the content from a number of different angles. Whether used in a classroom or an online distance-learning format, students majoring in electronics, computer programming, and information technology will find Mathematics for Information Technology an extremely valuable resource.


  • Chapter Openers introduce each chapter with interesting and motivational applications, illustrating the real-world nature of the chapter topics.

  • Chapter Objectives outline the knowledge and skills students will master in each chapter.

  • Key terms are highlighted and carefully defined to help students increase technological literacy.

  • Detailed examples in every chapter help students master a step-by-step approach to problem-solving. Geared toward IT majors, examples provide both technical and every-day scenarios to help students see how math concepts are applied in the real world.

  • Section Review Problems provide frequent problem-solving practice throughout each chapter.

  • Chapter Summaries assist students as they review the material and prepare for tests.

  • Numerousexercise sets are provided at the end of each chapter for skill-building practice and test preparation.

About the Author

Alfred Basta

Alfred Basta, PhD, is a professor of mathematics, cryptography, and information security as well as a professional speaker on topics in Internet security, networking, and cryptography. He is a member of many associations including the Mathematical Association of America. Dr. Basta's other publications include MATHEMATICS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, LINUX OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION, and DATABASE SECURITY.

Stephan DeLong

Stephan DeLong is a professor of mathematics at Kaplan University. He received a Master of Science degree in Pure Mathematics from Lehigh University, in Pennsylvania.

Nadine Basta

Nadine Basta, MS, is a professor of computer science, information technology, and security. Her numerous certifications include MCSE, MSDBA, CCDP, NCSE, NCTE, and CCA. A security consultant and auditor, she combines strong "in the field" experience with her academic background. She is also coauthor of MATHEMATICS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY and LINUX OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION.

Table of Contents

1. Sets.
2. Logic.
3. Binary and Other Number Systems.
4. Straight Line Equations and Graphs.
5. Solving Systems of Linear Equations Algebraically and with Matrices.
6. Sequences and Series.
7. Right Triangle Geometry and Trigonometry.
8. Trigonometric Identities.
9. The Complex Numbers.
10. Vectors.
11. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations.
12. Probability.
13. Statistics.
14. Graph Theory.
Appendix: Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises


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