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1. Precalculus : Mathematics for Calculus (with CD-ROM) by James Stewart, Lothar Redlin, Saleem Watson | |
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2. College Algebra and Trigonometry (3rd Edition) by Margaret L. Lial, John Hornsby, David I. Schneider | |
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3. College Algebra (9th Edition) by Margaret L. Lial, John Hornsby, David I. Schneider | |
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4. Precalculus, Second Edition by Robert F. Blitzer | |
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5. Precalculus (Sixth Edition) by Ron Larson | |
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Book Description As the best-seller in its field, Precalculus, 5/e, offers both instructors and students a more solid, comprehensive, and flexible program than ever before. Designed for the one- or two-term precalculus course, the text opens with moderate algebra review and introduces trigonometry first with a unit circle approach and then with the right triangle. For a complete listing of features, see Larson/Hostetler, College Algebra, 5/e. ... Read more |
6. Precalculus (7th Edition) by Michael Sullivan | |
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7. Basic College Mathematics (4th Edition) by John Tobey, Jeffrey Slater | |
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Just the basics The chapters cover the broad topics in this order: Whole Numbers, including the basic arithmetical functions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), was well as basics of exponents and rounding; Fractions, including the basic arithmetical functions as well as beginning to deal with mixed numbers and order of operations; Decimals, including the basic arithmetical functions as well as continuing with order of operations and decimal/fraction conversions; Ratio and proportion ideas; Percentages theoretical and applied; Basic Measurements and conversions of units between British/American units and metric standards; Geometry at the most basic level of shapes and arithmetical formulas dealing with those shapes for area, perimeter, etc.; Statistics at a very elementary level, such as reading charts and graphs, histograms, and the three concepts of mean, median and mode; Signed and special numbers, including the negative numbers, as well as scientific notation; and finally a brief introduction to Algebra, which introduces the basic concepts of variables, like terms, and equations. Each of the chapters deals with things in a mathematical as well as an 'English' way - explaining in words the concepts and operations being carried out in the numbers. Each section of each chapter covers only a few key concepts, with enough problems for solving that reinforce the principles thoroughly. Each section also as word problems (story problems) to test the real-world applicability of the numerical/mathematical concepts being presented, so when students ask (as they always do and shall), 'When am I ever going to use this?' there are examples drawn from typical situations. Tobey and Slater have also worked to make various connections with geometry, graphs and charts, tables, as well as internet resources to provide the most up-to-date and useful text. There are specific problems along the way that assume the use of calculators (as most of real-life mathematics now involves calculators). The book's design is interesting from a graphic-design standpoint, but from the standpoint of clarity to the students, the pages are a bit 'busy'. While I appreciate the need to reduce the number of pages in an effort to keep the costs down (text-book prices are typically higher than popular-book prices, and this text is no exception), more white space on the pages would probably help the accessibility and make it a little less intimidating. This book serves as a good foundation for students to proceed at our college forward into Beginning Algebra (another book by Tobey and Slater on this topic is used for the next-level course), and then further into Intermediate Algebra and beyond.
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8. Prealgebra (4th Edition) by K. Elayn Martin-Gay | |
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This pook totally helps!
Buy this book now!
Substantial, and Rich exercises
A MUST FOR STUDENTS CONSIDERING ALGEBRA |
9. Basic College Mathematics (6th Edition) by Margaret L. Lial, Stanley A. Salzman, Diana L. Hestwood | |
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10. Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea by Charles Seife, Matt Zimet | |
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A good summary Seiff has an engaging style and he doesn't talk down or talk above the reader. Although Seiff obviously is an expert in difficult math, he doesn't overwhelm you with equations or get too abstract. Even sections on trig and calculus are written in everyday language that you can easily follow. The book does begin to trail off at Chapter 7-8, from here much of the book seems like filler. I preferred "The Nothing That Is" (also about the zero number) a little because I was more interested in the history and that book covers it more, but Seiff still does a fine job here with history of zero, and his book is probably more useful for students trying to know how to use the zero and it's concepts for their math classes, especially figuring out the limit and other calculations.
A very engaging, interesting, and enlightening read Seife's book is a very engaging and enlightening read. Seife looks at how zero has become: the foundation for calculus (taking limits to zero), a revolutionary idea in art (3d drawings have a point of infinity to give depth perception...and infinity and zero are just different sides of the same coin), an important concept of the numberline, and many other places. Indeed, I have read this book many times, sometimes for a quick browse and sometimes for an indepth read, and it has always been a pleasure to read. Moreover, Seife is very knowledgeable in what he writes, and he brings a sense of humor as well--if you have ever read his article about the debate on cold fusion in 'Science' or 'Scientific American' (it was one or the other, its been a while since that article was published in the early 90s I believe) you'll see his sense of humor in his concluding paragraph (cold fusion or confusion anyone?). And in response to another review earlier, the reader said that in the appendix there was a proof where a=1 and b=1, and from the equation a^2 - b^2 = a^2 - ab it can be found that 1=0 by factoring the difference of squares and dividing by (a-b). The reader commented that this is dividing by 0, that such an operation violates a fundamental law of algebra (cannot divide by zero), and that an editor should have caught it. The point is that Seife is showing WHY you cannot divide by 0, that the result is 1=0 and that logic and mathematics would be invalid. He is showing why zero may be a 'dangerous idea'! In conclusion, this book is superb in its writing and content. It lives up to what it was meant to do, to show the development of zero through history. It is clear, concise, and witty. You will not be disappointed.
Zero is fundamental
Jumbled mess of ideas Middle section of the book deals with zero in calculus, useful for any student toughing it out thru intro calc. But Seife gets too drawn in to all the goofy philosophical wanderings you can make about zero, he goes off on way too many tangents that don't make sense. Yes, you can't divide 1 by 0 and the number has a special role in most operations, but how do these properties threaten to bring down the whole framework of math (to paraphrase)? There's all kinds of talk about how zero and infinity are just two sides of the same coin-- why? The author tries to sound like a sage but doesn't make much sense with the claims on these pages. Whole thing comes apart in the last couple of chapters on physics, cosmology, and applied math which are slim on facts and chock-full of flowery language about how important zero is but where the author really doesn't back his claims. In fact, as the book goes on it seems to make less sense, as though it doesn't quite know what it's supposed to be saying as it moves farther afield from history and calculus. Why are these later chapters even here? They don't add anything and detract from the book's overall value.
Zero is not just a number, its a way of life |
11. Basic Mathematics (9th Edition) by Marvin L. Bittinger | |
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Basic Math at Your Own Pace
AMAZING!
Why is the InterAct Math Tutorial Software not included. |
12. Mathematics with Applications (8th Edition) by Margaret L. Lial, Thomas W. Hungerford | |
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Stupid author
"Since you should already know this, I'll skip the details" To get through parts of this nightmare I used another book called Mathematical Ideas by Miller, Hereen, Hornsby. That book is what this one should strive to be. Good details and assumes little knowledge. I had to read quite a bit from it fill in the gaps left out in this. Unfortunately, it doesnt cover everything in this one. My advice would be to get a more elementary level math book covering algebra, calculus, graphing, finance, etc. to assist with this one, since this author is too lazy to explain how she got from point a to b. It would be better if you didn't have to use this one but sadly, professors make that decision for us. However, they will regret it in the end when we bug them for help since the book they chose is useless. If you think mine is the only bad review, read the many similar reviews of previous editions of this book. I will say, the student workbook that comes separately is pretty good. It gives the solutions to, in most cases, the odd numbered problems from the book. ... Read more |
13. College Algebra (2nd Edition) by Judith A. Beecher, Judith A. Penna, Marvin L. Bittinger | |
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14. Contemporary Precalculus : A Graphing Approach (with CD-ROM, BCA/iLrn Tutorial, and InfoTrac) by Thomas W. Hungerford | |
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Absolutely Awful
Good book, although the images are not to my tastes
This book has too many flaws. The book's layout and design are poor.For example, a bold line is used to indicate the beginning of an example instead of the beginning of a concept.This has the unfortunate effect of making it appear that the explanation of a new concept is part of the previous example.Though I did get somewhat used to this technique halfway through the book, I never learned to like it, and it continued to confuse me occasionally. I would have appreciated more exercises for practice at the end of each section.Often, I would get the hang of a concept by the second or third problem, but then there would be no more problems on which I could reinforce my newfound understanding.I will say, though, that there were plenty of applied problems and they were frequently useful, challenging, and even fun. I rated this book at 3 stars (instead of 2 or 1) because much of the material itself is good.I learned a lot and I did fairly well in the course (A-).However, I know a good textbook when I use one, and this one needs more work to fit that description.This book made taking the class more difficult, time-consuming, and frustrating than it needed to be.
there are better books out there, this is not one of them |
15. Prealgebra, Fourth Edition by Marvin L. Bittinger, David J. Ellenbogen | |
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16. Mastering Essential Math Skills (for grades 6-8) by Richard W. Fisher | |
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Mastering Essential Math Skills
My students begged for more! |
17. Introductory Algebra (with CD-ROM, BCA Tutorial, TLE Student Guide, BCA Student Guide, and InfoTrac) by Alan S. Tussy, R. David Gustafson | |
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18. Precalculus With Limits: A Graphing Approach by Ron Larson, Robert P. Hostetler, Bruce H. Edwards, David E. Heyd | |
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Book Description For a full description, see Larson et al., College Algebra: A Graphing Approach, 3/e. ... Read moreReviews (4)
A great book that makes you an outstanding mathematician!!
It's a nice book
A Genuinely Bad Book This book is full of confusing and inadequate explanations. It is infuriating in places. Typical is the sample solution on p. 544 to a system of 3 linear equations. It is a series of minimially explained steps that is a devil to follow, and does not emphasize the basic underlying technique of eliminating variables. It relies on graphing calculators. This is fact, not criticism, since such reliance is in the area of personal preference. Some like to use calculators as an aid, other's feel it hinders learning. There are much better books on the market!
Precalculus with Limits - Student's Review |
19. Trigonometry Enhanced with Graphing Utilities (3rd Edition) by Michael Sullivan | |
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20. Precalculus with Unit-Circle Trigonometry by David Cohen | |
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The best math book I've seen--period. |
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