River Parishes Community College Library

Mathematics


General Resources

Mathematics Resources

Where to Look? Browse these Call Numbers

  • QA 1 to QA 939 – Mathematics.
    • QA 1 to QA 43 – General.
      • QA 11 to QA20 – Study and teaching.
      • QA 21 to QA 27.5 – History of mathematics.
      • QA 28 to QA 29 – Biography.
      • QA 40 – Handbooks, manuals, etc.
    • QA 101 to QA 145 – Elementary mathematics. Arithmetic.
      • QA 135 to QA 139 – Study and teaching.
    • QA 150 to QA 272.5 – Algebra.
    • QA 273 to QA 280 – Probabilities. Statistics.
    • QA 299.6 to QA 433 – Analysis.
      • QA 303 to QA 316 – Calculus.
    • QA 440 to QA 699 – Geometry. Trigonometry.

Selected Books in the Library

General Reference

  • Math Dictionary with Solutions: A Math Review, 2nd Edition,
    Call number: QA 5 .K692 1999
  • The World of Mathematics,
    Call number: QA 7 .W67 2000, in 4 volumes.

History of Mathematics and Mathematicians

  • Biographical Encyclopedia of Mathematicians,
    Call number: QA 28 .B544 1999 REF, in 2 volumes.
  • Math & Mathematicians: The History of Math Discoveries around the World,
    Call number: QA 21 .B78 1999, in 4 volumes.
  • The Norton History of the Mathematical Sciences,
    Call number: QA 221 .G695 1998

Basic Mathematics

  • Bob Miller’s Basic Math and Pre-algebra, 2nd Edition,
    Call number: QA 39.3 M57 2007
  • Everyday Math Demystified,
    Call number: QA 93 .G37 2004
  • Math Essentials: Conquer Fractions, Decimals and Percentages – Get the Right Answer Every Time! 2nd Edition,
    Call number: QA 107 .S5384 2000; the 3rd Edition, 2006, also available from LearningExpress eBooks.

Algebra

  • Algebra for Dummies,
    Call number: QA 155 .S74 2001B
  • How to Solve Word Problems in Algebra: A Solved Problem Approach, 2nd Edition,
    Call number: QA 157 .J7 2000
  • No Fear Algebra: Just the Basics,
    Call number: QA 152.2 .F87 2005

Geometry

  • Geometry Demystified,
    Call number: QA 453 .G43 2003
  • Geometry Success in 20 Minutes a Day,
    Call number: QA 461 .T46 2000; the 2nd Edition, 2005, is also available online from LearningExpress eBooks.
  • How to Solve Word Problems in Geometry,
    Call number: QA 461 .S68 2000

Trigonometry

  • The Algebra & Trigonometry Problem Solver: A Complete Solution Guide to Any Textbook,
    Call number: QA 157 .A48 2000
  • Trigonometry Demystified,
    Call number: QA 531 .G53 2003; also available as an e-book.
  • Trigonometry: the Easy Way, 3rd Edition,
    Call number: QA 531 .D683 2001

Calculus

  • Calculus Demystified,
    Call number: QA 303.2 .K74 2003
  • Calculus for the Utterly Confused, 2nd Edition,
    Call number: QA 303.2 .O43 2007
  • Inside Calculus,
    Call number: QA 303 .E95 2000

Statistics

  • Statistics Demystified,
    Call number: QA 276.12 .G44 2004
  • Statistics for the Utterly Confused,
    Call number: QA 276.18 .J35 2000
  • Statistics: A Gentle Introduction,
    Call number: QA 276.12 .C67 2000

Other Topics in Mathematics

  • Math Anxiety & General Help
    • Fear of Math: How to Get Over It and Get On with Your Life,
      Call number: QA 11 .Z37 1994
    • Math, a Four Letter Word! The Math Anxiety Handbook, 2nd Edition,
      Call number: QA 11 .S447 1993
    • Math for the Anxious: Building Basic Skills,
      Call number: QA 93 .P76 2005
  • Teaching Mathematics
    • Early Childhood Number Games: Teachers Reinvent Math Instruction,
      Call number: QA 135.5 .W245 1998
    • Experiences in Math for Young Children, 4th Edition,
      Call number: QA 135.5 .C46 1999
  • Math for other Majors/Professions
    • Math and Music: Harmonious Connections,
      Call number: ML 3800 .G23 1994
    • Mathematical Modeling in the Environment,
      Call number: GE 45 .M37 H24 1998
    • Mathematics for Chemistry and Physics,
      Call number: QA 37.3 .T87 2002
    • Mathematics for the Nonmathematician,
      Call number: QA 37.2 .K6 1985
    • Practical Problems in Mathematics for Health Occupations, 2nd Edition,
      Call number: RT 68 .S56 2005
  • Careers in Mathematics
    • 101 Careers in Mathematics,
      Call number: QA 10.5 .A15 1996

Multi-Media Tutorials

The following items and more are available in VHS, DVD, or CD-ROM formats, as indicated, may be checked out for 2 days and may be renewed. Up to 4 items may be borrowed at a time and they may be renewed. All are located in the Library, room 141, either in the Video Collection or the CD-ROM Collection. Also note that we are phasing out or replacing our VHS collection.

  • Basic College Mathematics: An Applied Approach, 8th Edition,
    Call number: QA 39.2 .A83 2006, in 2 sets of 11 volumes, VHS. We also have the 7th Edition in DVD, call number: QA 39.2 .A885 2003
  • College Algebra, 4th Edition,
    Call number: QA154.2 .D82 2007, in two formats: 5 sets of 9 volumes in DVD & 7 sets of 7 volumes in CD-ROM.
  • Math Star Series,
    Introduction: call number: QA 36 .M384 1990

    • Algebra I,
      Call number: QA 152.2 .M3 1991, in 42 volumes, DVD.
    • Algebra II,
      Call number: QA155 .A444 1992 in 41 volumes, DVD.
    • Calculus,
      Call number: QA 303 .M384 1994, 16 volumes, DVD.
    • Trigonometry,
      Call number: QA 537 .M38 1993 in 8 volumes, DVD.
The eBook Collection from EBSCOhost is our largest provider of ebooks (electronic copies of printed books in PDF format), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. eBook Collection has an easy-to-use search interface. You will be prompted to login with your Library User ID or Alt. ID, and your PIN to access these e-books from off-campus.

General Reference

History of Mathematics and Mathematicians

Basic Mathematics

Algebra

Geometry

Trigonometry

Finite Mathematics

Calculus

Statistics

Other Topics in Mathematics

Visit our eBook Collections for links to eBook Collection from EBSCOhost and other e-book collections.

  • Khan Academy, offers interactive exercises, video tutorials, etc.; sign-up required, but it’s FREE!
  • TheMathPage, From Lawrence Spector, a Mathematics instructor at the Borough of Manhattan Community College/City University of New York. Offers courses in arithmetic, geometry, algebra, and more.
  • S.O.S. Mathematics, Created by 3 mathematics professors, this resource offers tutorials, practice tests, tables and a forum for users to post questions and problems.
  • TV411: Math, offers videos, web lessons, and printer-friendly documents.
  • Virtual Math Lab, From West Texas A&M University, this resource offers help with beginning, intermediate, and college algebra.
  • WebMATH, From Discovery Education, is a math help resource that can help students solve specific problems. It uses fill-in forms to input numbers, then explains the solution.

Resources outside of RPCC Library are beyond our control. We strive to ensure that our links function and that the resources we recommend are reliable and valid sources. Please contact us at library@rpcc.edu if you experience any problems accessing our resources or find any dead links. Please mention the link title and the RPCC Library Services webpage where it was found.
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