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Applied College Algebra and Trigonometry, 2/e

Linda P. Davis

Published June, 1999 by Prentice Hall Career & Technology

Copyright 2000, 779 pp.
ISBN 0-13-083754-7

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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.


NEW—Expanded application examples and problems—Includes 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.
NEW—Group projects—Presents 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.
NEW—Graphing calculator—Integrated into every situation where it is applicable.
  • Provides students with a powerful tool to illustrate and solve complex problems.
NEW—Value Package—Text 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 approach—Builds 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 nudges”—Incorporates “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 problems.
  • Provides students with a strong support system to help them solve problems independently, thus instilling confidence.
Procedure boxes—Presents a step-by-step method for solving problems.
  • Provides students with an easy-to-follow illustration of problem solving techniques.
Rules and formulas boxes—Highlights rules and formulas throughout.
  • 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 to review.
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 graphics—Used throughout.
  • Supports student learning by providing clear illustrations of concepts.
Easy-to-follow writing style.
  • Allows students to easily understand and learn material.

Table of Contents
    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.


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