# Solutions To Mathematics Textbooks

This wikibook aims to provide many solutions and explanations to questions and assignments posed in mathematics textbooks. Few mathematics textbooks (especially towards university / college level mathematics) have the complete set of solutions available, often favouring answers to selected problems, or perhaps odd or even numbered questions exclusively. Even where answers are provided, they may be succinct in order to save printed space.

## Convention[edit]

New pages devoted to an entire book should take the following naming convention:

Topics in algebra 2nd edition |

For instance; Calculus (3rd) (0521867444). If there is not an edition number, omit it. The ISBN and name must appear, however. Please refer to the books below for some more examples. Below the book level, this wikibook follows the structure of:

Topics in algebra page no 53 section |

For instance; /Basic Mathematics (0387967877)/Chapter 5/Section 2. Naturally, this is open to interpretation. Some books may have a handful of chapter exercises with no subsections, in which case the solutions will fit nicely in the Chapter page. Other books may have chapters divided into a series of subchapters or sections with individual exercises, and may benefit from a deeper structure.

## Other advice[edit]

### Existing solutions[edit]

If one produces solutions to a book problem that contains the answer already, there is nothing wrong with providing the solutions again in these pages. In fact, it is encouraged that you expand on the original answer provided in a book, particularily if you feel the solution or proof is not sufficiently clear. Many books, in the interest in saving space, may provide the end result of a calculation with no indication on how to arrive at the answer.

### Editions[edit]

It is likely that subsequent editions of books contain almost the same solutions. Should you wish to provide solutions to a particular edition, check to see if the answer has been provided in a subsequent edition first.

### Formatting[edit]

Please use LaTeX to format these guides.

- You may find it easier to use the following for lines of math:
`\begin{array} .... \end{array}`

## Contents[edit]

- Algebra, by Gelfand, I.M. (ISBN 9780817636777)
- Topics In Algebra, by I.N. Herstein (ISBN 9788126510184)
- Basic Mathematics, by Lang, S. (ISBN 0387967877)
- Calculus (3rd Edition), by Spivak, M. (ISBN 0521867444)
- Calculus: Early Transcendentals (6th Edition), by Stewart, J. (ISBN 0495011665)
- Classic Set Theory, by Goldrei, D. (ISBN 0412606100)
- Discrete Mathematics and its Applications (5th Edition), by Rosen, K. H. (ISBN 0072424346)
- Discrete Mathematics and its Applications (6th Edition), by Rosen, K. H. (ISBN 0072880082)
- Introduction to Mathematical Statistics (5th Edition), by Hogg, R. and Craig, A. (ISBN 8178086301)
- Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences (3rd Edition), by Mary L. Boas (ISBN-13: 978-0471198260)
- Principles of Mathematical Analysis (3rd edition), by Walter Rudin (ISBN 0070856133)
- Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences (7th ed), by Jay L. Devore (ISBN-10: 0-495-38217-5)
- Proofs and Fundamentals, by Ethan Bloch (ISBN 0817641114)
- Pure Mathematics 1, by Sophie Goldlie (ISBN 9781444146448)