This accessible text is designed to help readers help themselves to excel. The content is organized into three parts: (1) A Library of Elementary Functions (Chapters 1–2), (2) Finite Mathematics (Chapters 3–9), and (3) Calculus (Chapters 10–15). The book’s overall approach, refined by the authors’ experience with large sections of college freshmen, addresses the challenges of learning when readers’ prerequisite knowledge varies greatly. Reader-friendly features such as Matched Problems, Explore & Discuss questions, and Conceptual Insights, together with the motivating and ample applications, make this text a popular choice for today’s students and instructors.
New edition of a text for students who have had one or two years of high school algebra or the equivalent. Thirteen chapters cover elementary functions, finite mathematics, and calculus. The appendices provide a self-test, a concise review of basic algebra, and supplementary topics. Includes over 400 completely worked examples with matched, explore-discuss, and application problems which provide experience in modeling and link mathematics to real-world situations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.