I would like to thank Don Coscia of Suffolk County
Community College and Collette Wagner and the CUNY Online program for
support given to me for the development of this text and course.
I acknowledge the assistance of Shyh-Chii Tzeng of SCCC and
Rob Piorkowski of the SUNY Learning Network (SLN) with some of the design elements of
this electronic text.
The execution of this project was facilitated by technical instruction I received from David Moretti
and Bruce Naples at Queensborough Community College, CUNY.
The faults of
this textbook are all my own.
I thank all those students who have read and
contributed towards improving on this textbook through their criticisms and
suggestions and actual contributions.