We would like to thank the following for their constructive ideas and valuable assistance.
Students (past and present, local and global)
Alicia Acevedo, Gabriel Aldaz, Rupesh Amin, David Anthony, Kate Baird, John Beardslee, Mark Biedrzycki, Amy Bohme, David Brokl, Erik Brown, Jesse Cameron, Ken Cardell, Danny Carillo, Elizabeth Cheney, Haiqian Cheng, Steve Connor, Paul Deneke, Shelley DeVere, Jason Douglas, Scott Downs, Mason Dykstra, Melisa Enrico, Melissa Erickson, Jason Figueroa, Andy Folkening, Bruce Gungle, Pam Gustafson, Lisa Hanley, David Harman, Scott Hayes, Steve Hiller, Shih-Chieh Huang, Ralph Huarto, Janelle Ivie, Susan Kern, Stephen Koester, Tapia Kolunsarka, Alaric Lebaron, Andrea Lindblad, Clay Lines, Jennifer Lowe, Rachael Ludwick, John Magras, Danielle Manuszak, Elizabeth McBride, Terri McSweeney, David Megaw, Thanh Nguyen, Becki Norris, Michael Oddy, Chad Parkhill, Lesley Perg, Thai Phan, Tim Prescott, Paul Richards, Marcella Ripich, Doug Robinson, Arturo Ruiz, Joe Scionti, Ian Scott, Patrick Shipman, Shane Sickafoose, Chris Sinclair, Joel Statkevicus, Cathy Steffens, Michelle Switala, Anna Szidarovszky, Ashley Tran, Katherine Tydersley, Michael Van Zeeland, Dale Williams, Tracy Wood, Jue Wu, Herbert Yee, Peter Yip, Weijun Zhu, Richard Ziehmer.
Colleagues and others
Bruce Bayly, Melanie Bell, Jim Clark, Jim Cushing, Sam Evens, Hermann Flaschka, David Gay, Rick Greenberg, Larry Grove, Tom Hallam, Brink Harrison, Shandelle Henson, Dean Hickerson, Barbara Holland, Jeffrey Igo, Simone Jacobsen, John Kessler, Donna Krawczyk, Ira Lackow, Kathy Lackow, Connie Lomen, Cynthia Lovelock, Denise Lovelock, Fiona Lovelock, Doug Marcoux, Jim Mark, Michael Mayersohn, Sean McHaney, Lang Moore, Bill Mueller, Charlie Nafzigger, Alan Newell, Javier Osante Vazquez, John Palmer, Terry Passott, Yuri Pinelis, John Robson, Ken Santor, Pam Sharratt, Steve Sheldon, Stephen Shipman, Fred Stevensen, David Sutherland, Hal Tharp, Mark Torgerson, Doug Ulmer, Maciej Wojtkowski, David Yabi, Chris Yetman.
Frank J. Avenoso, Nassau Community College; Edgar M. Chandler, Paradise Valley Community College; Robert Cole, The Evergreen State College; Michael R. Colvin, California Polytechnic State University; Wade Ellis, Jr., West Valley College; William D. Emerson, Metropolitan State College of Denver; Jeffrey P. Igo, Henry Ford Community College; Kenneth R. Kellum, San Jose State University; Reza Malek-Madani, United States Naval Academy; Joe A. Marlin, North Carolina State University; Anthony V. Phillips, SUNY at Stony Brook; Roger Pinkham, Stevens Institute of Technology; Zwi Reznick, Fresno City College; Asok Sen, Purdue University; Paul Schembari, East Stroudsburg University; and Robert L. Wheeler, Verginia Technology Institute and State College.
We also acknowledge the National Science Foundation for their support. The Instrument and Laboratory Improvement grants, DUE94-50953 and DUE94-55970, equipped two electronic classrooms so that each student had access to a computer at all times during class. NSF grants USE90-53431 and USE90-54181allowed us to develop software to use in these classrooms. These grants provided a means for meaningfully incorporating graphical and numerical methods into classroom discussions and greatly aided the graphical and numerical presentations of this book. Finally, NSF grant DUE90-53799 supplied funds for mathematics education students and teachers to work through the book and suggest improvements.