This book is intended to be used as part of a university course, where you have an instructor on hand to either lead you through the exercises or mark them / show you where you went wrong. This essential means of learning will be available to you to make the most of the money you spent on this book. If this is you, fine, buy it.
If you are learning on your own, or even on the coursera version, then this book will be of precious little use to you if you want to do worked examples. The reason for this is Cambridge Press and the author do not trust undergraduates not to cheat, and instructors apparently repeat the book exercises wholesale as tests, and so the solutions to exercises are locked behind a faculty login. If you email Cambridge, they will ignore you. If you are doing the coursera version then what you have is a vastly cut down version of the exercises in the form of quizzes.
There is a set of different exercises you can download and work through, but these do not always cover the same ground as the book and in many places feature mistakes. I remember when I was at university some decade and a half ago, books that did not provide solutions were reviled by student and lecturer alike. This ridiculous practice had started to be phased out, but here it is again.
Stick to the free pre-print if you are a lone learner, its much better value for money. You still won't have any answers but at least you won't have spent £45 to find that out.
- Format: Kindle Edition
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- Print Length: 544 pages
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- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (25 May 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B073XK7KP8
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