Michael Sullivan, Chicago State University
Published October, 1998 by Prentice Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics
Copyright 1999, 1073 pp.
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For undergraduate courses in College Algebra, Algebra and
Trigonometry, Trigonometry, and Precalculus.
A proven motivator for students of diverse mathematical backgrounds,
this text explores mathematics within the context of real-life, using
understandable, realistic applications consistent with the abilities
of any student. Graphing techniques are emphasized, including a thorough
discussion of polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions
and conics. The use of a graphing calculator is optional.
NEWMany new exercises and examples.
- Presents material logically, and as needed, enabling
students to more easily grasp concepts and retain what they have learned.
- Shows students how to utilize real data in table form.
NEWInternet Excursion begins each chapter.
- Identifies learning goals for students at the start of
each section so that they can organize their studies.
NEWNew designUtilizes multiple
- Provides students with a real-world problem that can
be analyzed using the material found in the chapter and information
found on the World Wide Web.
Multiple source applicationsDrawn from tax tables;
the Guinness Book of World Records; newspaper articles; and texts
in economics, chemistry, etc.
- Highlights important concepts for students.
Historical NotesPresented in context.
- Allows students to make the connection between familiar
situations and the learned math concepts.
Numerous graduated examples and exercisesMany
of which are applied.
- Gives students anecdotal information and compare techniques
to enhance their interest in related material.
Calculator iconDesignates selected
- Helps students build confidence and master the concepts.
Now Work Problem xx icon.
- Invites students to use a graphing calculator for checking
or exploration when appropriate.
Review list and overview opens each chapter.
- Encourages students to pause and work an exercise problem
to ensure the previous concept was understood before moving on.
Detailed review closes each chapterIncludes important
formulas; theorems and definitions; a things to know list;
true/false and fill-in-the-blank items; and review exercises.
- Familiarizes students with an inventory of pertinent
material to be reviewed before getting started, and an often historically
based profile of the chapter concepts.
- Summarizes the chapter material with related features
that allow students to expand and test their knowledge.
1. Equations and Graphs.
2. Functions and Their Graphs.
3. Polynomial and Rational Functions.
4. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
5. Trigonometric Functions.
6. Analytic Trigonometry.
7. Applications of Trigonometric Functions.
8. Polar Coordinates; Vectors.
9. Analytic Geometry.
10. Systems of Equations and Inequalities.
11. Sequences; Induction; Counting; Probability.
12. A Preview of Calculus: The Limit and The Derivative
of a Function.
Appendix A: Algebra Review.
Appendix B: Graphing Utilities.