The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
Hrm... that's odd. My experience in public education, college, and university was that every mathematics book I ever encountered, regardless of the complexity of the subject, was woefully badly written and relied ENTIRELY on proofs. Physics textbooks were absolutely useless, since they made conclusions and derived formula from the very rules they were trying to infer.
While inadequate math books have always been present, they could be repaired, filled in, by a good
teacher, even by the student himself if he was willing to think. But there is now a slew of ignorant books-- some of which have been developed through funding from NSF--which force ignorance, on the teacher and student alike.
Not the Barry Garelick?
Yep; it's me.
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