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Beginning Pre-Calculus for Game Developers by Boris Meltreger, John P. Flynt

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Chapter 1. About Pre-Calculus

It is shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult.

—Frank Herbert, Dune (from “The Humanity of Maud’Dib” by the Princess Irulan)

This book attempts, among other things, to present math in a fairly open-ended way. It offers what you might view as a conversational approach to math, which is an older way of teaching math. If you survey the history of math books, you see that a hundred or more years ago authors often tended to teach math using dialogues. In other words, as a reader you would follow a conversation among two or more characters in a dialogue, much along the lines of reading a play. That is not precisely the way this book unfolds, but ...

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