For undergraduate courses in Technical Mathematics and Technical
Mathematics with Calculus.
This student-friendly text balances solid math instruction
with real-world examples and applications for various disciplines.
NEWExpanded application examples and problemsIncludes
applications to business and computer science as well as to Electronics,
Mechanical, Civil and Industrial Technology.
Requires students to apply the knowledge and skills discussed
in each chapter to the solution of real-world problems, making abstract
concepts more relevant and increasing students' motivation to understand.
NEWGroup projectsPresents an end-of-chapter
activity based on work-related situations and introduces students
to written and oral presentations.
Provides students with an opportunity to collaborate
with others in order to generate a solution to the problem as well
as improving oral and written communication skills.
into every situation where it is applicable.
Provides students with a powerful tool to illustrate
and solve complex problems.
NEWValue PackageText plus free
Study Wizard CD Tutorial Software (0-13-086812-4).
Allows students to practice the material with immediate
feedback through interactive quizzes specifically tied to the text.
Allows students to review terms by including a glossary with references
to where the term first appears in the text.
Spiral approachBuilds on concepts presented in
previous chapters and progresses from simple to complex material.
Allows students to build on and apply previously
mastered concepts, strengthening their understanding of these skills
and providing a frame of reference for learning new concepts.
Verbal nudgesIncorporates verbal
nudges similar to those used by a teacher in a class or tutoring
session: Learning Hints give students practical study tips;
Notes point out trouble spots and help students overcome them;
Cautions alert students to common errors and suggests ways
to avoid them; Remember notes reinforce previously learned
concepts; Calculator symbols in the examples and exercises
let students know that they should use their calculators for those
Provides students with a strong support system to help
them solve problems independently, thus instilling confidence.
Procedure boxesPresents a step-by-step method
for solving problems.
Provides students with an easy-to-follow illustration
of problem solving techniques.
Rules and formulas boxesHighlights rules and
Draws students' attention to important information and
provides a source of quick review.
Subtopics clearly labeled in the margins.
Allows students to quickly find those subjects they need
Strong pedagogyChapter-opening application
problems (with a solution at the end of the chapter); Learning
objectives at the beginning of each chapter are keyed to the sections
in which relevant topics are covered; End-of-chapter tests are
keyed to the learning objectives, which then refer students to the
section in which material is covered; Review exercises appear
at the end of each chapter.
Provides students with a wide variety of learning tools
to enhance their understanding of material.
Color and graphicsUsed throughout.
Supports student learning by providing clear illustrations
Easy-to-follow writing style.
Allows students to easily understand and learn material.
1. Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities.
2. Factors and Fractions.
3. Exponents and Radicals.
4. Functions and Graphs.
5. Quadratic Equations.
6. Systems of Equations.
7. Solving Higher-Degree Equations.
8. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
9. Right Angle Trigonometry.
10. Trigonometric Functions of Any Angle.
11. Vectors and Oblique Triangles.
12. Graphs of the Trigonometric Functions.
13. Trigonometric Equations and Identities.
14. Complex Numbers.
15. Analytic Geometry.
16. Introduction to Statistics and Empirical Curve Fitting.
17. Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem.
Appendix A: A Review of Basic Algebraic Concepts.
Appendix B: Geometry Review.
Appendix C: Tables.
Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises.