Barnett, Ziegler, Byleen, and Sobecki’s College Algebra with Trigonometry text is designed to be user friendly and to maximize student comprehension by emphasizing computational skills, ideas, and problem solving as opposed to mathematical theory. The large number of pedagogical devices employed in this text will guide a student through the course. Integrated throughout the text, students and instructors will find Explore-Discuss boxes which encourage students to think critically about mathematical concepts. In each section, the worked examples are followed by matched problems that reinforce the concept being taught. In addition, the text contains an abundance of exercises and applications that will convince students that math is useful. A MathZone site featuring algorithmic exercises, videos, and other resources accompanies the text.
New edition of a text in which Barnett (author and former professor), Michael R. Ziegler and Karl E. Byleen (both professors in the mathematics, statistics, and computer science department at Marquette U.) emphasize problem solving, ideas and computational skills rather than mathematical theory. The 12 chapters omit most derivations and proofs unless their inclusion would add significant insight into a particular concept. They present concrete examples first, followed by a discussion of related general concepts and results. The included CD-ROM contains a student tutorial with extended real-world application videos, descriptive discussion, interactive diagrams, and matched problems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)