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Textbook Layout and Design

This textbook has a design that is just about perfectly backwards compared to most textbooks that currently cover the subject. Here are its primary design features:

This layout provides considerable benefits to both instructor and student. This textbook supports a top-down style of learning, where one learns each distinct chapter topic by quickly getting the main points onboard via the summary, then deriving them or exploring them in detail and applying them to example problems, and finally asking the students to use what they have started to learn in highly challenging problems that cannot be solved without a deeper level of understanding than that presented in the text.



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Robert G. Brown 2011-04-19