This course consists of text material for you to read and three types of activities (in-text exercises, the final exam, and end-of-chapter review questions) for you to complete. These activities are designed to reinforce the concepts brought out in the text portion of this course and to enable you to evaluate your progress.
The most important component of this course is the text, for it is here that the concepts and methods are presented. Reading each chapter twice will increase the likelihood of your understanding the text fully.
We recommend that you work on this course in a systematic way. Only by reading the text and working through the exercises at a regular and steady pace will you get the most ...