Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight is a book that gives excellent coverage on algebra and is a good aid for aspirants looking to crack competitive examinations.
Summary Of The Book
Higher Algebra is a useful guide for those wanting to take up competitive exams. It scores in the fact that its approach is orderly and covers topics ranging from simple to complex. This book is a sequel to Elementary Algebra, a book co-authored by Hall and Knight.
The content is fairly easy to understand because of the solved examples included. The results have been arranged and organised in points to make them easy to comprehend. The complexity of concepts increases in an ascending manner, from the easier ones covered in the chapters at the beginning, to the more difficult ones discussed in subsequent chapters.
Higher Algebra contains 30 chapters. It begins with chapters like Ratio, Proportion, and Variation. Other chapters covered are Quadratic Equations and Expressions, Arithmetical Progression, Geometric Progression, Permutations and Combinations, Mathematical Induction, Partial Fractions, Probability, and Determinants.
The language of the book is also simple and the level of questions is good for competitive exams. The difficulty level of the questions increases gradually and the subjective problems that are given at the end are especially helpful as well as challenging.
Higher Algebra covers problems that are very similar in type to questions that appear in the JEE. This makes it a good recommendation for those aspiring to get placed in one of the prestigious IIT campuses around India. Readers need to have some preliminary knowledge of the subject to refer to Higher Algebra.
About The Authors
Henry Sinclair Hall has to his credit the famous book Elementary Algebra For School. Other books written by Hall are Elementary Algebra For School and Algebra For Beginners.
Samuel Ratcliffe Knight is known for his book Elementary Algebra For School which he co-authored with Henry Sinclair Hall. Hall and Knight also wrote two other books called Algebra For Beginners and Elementary Algebra For School.
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