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An Introduction to Analysis

Second Edition

An Introduction to Analysis, Second Edition provides a mathematically rigorous introduction to analysis of real-valued functions of one variable. The text is written to ease the transition from primarily computational to primarily theoretical mathematics. Numerous examples and exercises help students to understand mathematical proofs in an abstract setting, as well as to be able to formulate and write them. The material is as clear and intuitive as possible while still maintaining mathematical integrity. The author presents abstract mathematics in a way that makes the subject both understandable and exciting to students.

The text is written to ease the transition from primarily computational to primarily theoretical mathematics.

Ethics in Human Communication

Sixth Edition

Broad in scope, yet precise in exposition, the Sixth Edition of this highly acclaimed ethics text has been infused with new insights and updated material. Richard Johannesen and new coauthors Kathleen Valde and Karen Whedbee provide a thorough, comprehensive overview of philosophical perspectives and communication contexts, pinpointing and explicating ethical issues unique to human communication. Chief among the authors objectives are to: provide classic and contemporary perspectives for making ethical judgments about human communication; sensitize communication participants to essential ethical issues in the human communication process; illuminate complexities and challenges involved in making evaluations of communication ethics; and offer ideas for becoming more discerning evaluators of others communication. Provocative questions and illustrative case studies stimulate reflexive thinking and aid readers in developing their own approach to communication ethics. A comprehensive list of resources spotlights books, scholarly articles, videos, and Web sites useful for further research or personal exploration.

Communication. “North Americans . . . too often assume that people elsewhere
hold comparable values, or would, at least if they were given the opportunity.”
Thus John Condon underscores the fact that standards for ethical communication
rooted in a North American value system, such as the political perspectives
discussed in chapter 2, are not widely shared throughout the world. Criteria of
linear logic, empirical observation, and objective truth are not used to assess
communication ...

Theories of Human Communication

Eleventh Edition

The Eleventh Edition is organized around: (1) elements of the basic communication model—communicator, message, medium, and “beyond” human communication; and (2) communication contexts—relationship, group, organization, health, culture, and society. A new chapter discusses four frameworks by which theories can be organized; students can see how theories contribute to and are impacted by larger issues about the nature of inquiry. To provide comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of theories, the authors surveyed articles in communication journals published over the last five years. Each chapter covers an average of 13 theories, half of which are new to this edition. New areas covered include health, social media, and “beyond human communication”—communication between humans and nature, humans and objects, humans and technology, humans and the divine. “From the Source” boxes give students a look at the theorists behind the theories—their inspirations, motivations, and goals. Written in an accessible style, the book is ideal for upper-division undergraduate classes and as a comprehensive summary of major theories for the graduate level.

To provide comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of theories, the authors surveyed articles in communication journals published over the last five years. Each chapter covers an average of 13 theories, half of which are new to this edition.