This tried-and-true text from Allyn Washington, the pioneer of the basic technical mathematics course, is intended for a two- or three-semester course and is taught primarily to students who plan to pursue technical fields. The primary strength of the text is the heavy integration of technical applications, which aids the student in pursuit of a technical career by showing the importance of a strong foundation in algebraic and trigonometric math.
A textbook intended primarily for students in technical and pre- engineering technology programs or other programs for which coverage of basic mathematics is required. There is an integrated treatment of mathematical topics, from algebra to calculus, with numerous applications from many fields of technology to indicate where and how mathematical techniques are used. For this edition (fifth was 1990), most sections have been rewritten to some degree to include additional or revised explanatory material, examples, and exercises. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)