The Angel author team meets the needs of today’s learners by pairing concise explanations with the new Understanding Algebra feature and an updated approach to examples. Discussions throughout the text have been thoroughly revised for brevity and accessibility. Whenever possible, a visual example or diagram is used to explain concepts and procedures. Understanding Algebra call-outs highlight key points throughout the text, allowing readers to identify important points at a glance. The updated examples use color to highlight the variables and important notation to clearly illustrate the solution process.
Teachers at community colleges provide a textbook for undergraduate students and other adults who have had no prior exposure to algebra or who learned it once but need some cobwebs blown away. The emphasis is on readability and relevance to daily life. They cover real numbers, linear equations and inequalities, formulas and applications, exponents and polynomials, factoring, rational expressions and equations, graphing linear equations, systems of linear equations, roots and radicals, and quadratic equations. Inside the back cover is an index of applications, making the text usable as a reference. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)