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Great Introduction to Mathematics for Biologists
on May 7, 2000
I bought this book as a "do it yourself" introduction to mathematics (for a biologist). It is quite rare to find a textbook as easy and enjoyable to follow as Frederick Adler's book. The text starts with very little assumed knowledge of mathematics and works through the basics of calculus using interesting examples taken from biology. The exercises at the end of each chapter are straightforward and easy to follow (my only complaint about the book is that they only provide solutions to every second question, so working alone it is hard to check your results). It is rare to find a text (especially in maths) that you can truly work through on your own. I recommend it for any Biologist wishing an intorduction to or to expand the knowledge of the growing field of Mathematical Biology.