Customer Review

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clive "Max" Maxfield's books are for everyone, even the old "engineer", December 16, 2005
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: The Definitive Guide to How Computers Do Math : Featuring the Virtual DIY Calculator (Paperback)
"Max" Maxfield has a very original style that does away with "you already know this" and goes to "let's go there together AND have a lot of fun doing it". This is a MATH book, dealing in how computers do math, and adds the dimension of learning by doing, by adding a "virtual" calculator you program to do the math. It may be helpful to know some programming and some digital logic, but "Bebop to the Boolean Boogie", also by "Max", gets you there. You go from the DIY "virtual" calculator (residing on your computer) that does NOTHING, and you, with Clive and Alvin as your guides, make it do basic math. Even us "old" engineers can have a kick start to the memories of how we used to do things, and may still be doing them today. Added bonus: It is not a dry text book approach. You will have fun doing it.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.9 out of 5 stars (14 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (12)
4 star:
 (2)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
$53.95 $36.00
Add to cart Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: UTAH

Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,338,247