9780321028471

A Graphical Approach to College Algebra

  • ISBN 13:

    9780321028471

  • ISBN 10:

    0321028473

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 08/01/1998
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

This major revision reflects the authors combined years of experience as classroom teachers, and underscores their enthusiasm for the use of the graphing calculator as a teaching tool. Their approach is to present the various classes of functions, examine the nature of its graph, and discuss the analytic solution of equations based on that function. Then, graphical support for the solution is provided with a graphing calculator. Using graphing technology to study math has opened up a new area of error analysis, so the authors have included a What Went Wrong feature to discuss typical errors. Throughout, the accent is on using both analytical and graphical methods to solve interesting applications for various functions. The new edition also includes a reference chapter on basic algebraic concepts for those needing a refresher course.

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