Learn to think mathematically and develop genuine problem-solving skills with Stewart, Redlin, and Watson's COLLEGE ALGEBRA, Fifth Edition. This straightforward and easy-to-use algebra book will help you learn the fundamentals of algebra in a variety of practical ways. The book features new tools to help you succeed, such as learning objectives before each section to prepare you for what you're about to learn, and a list of formulas and key concepts after each section that help reinforce what you've learned. In addition, the book includes many real-world examples that show you how mathematics is used to model in fields like engineering, business, physics, chemistry, and biology.
Coverage extends from basic algebra and coordinates to sequences and series and counting and probability. Pedagogical features include exercises and answers, focus sections on modeling and problem solving, three types of projects, and integration of the use of graphing calculators and computers. Other learning features are short biographies and vignettes, real-world applications, discussion and writing exercises, and chapter reviews and tests. This third edition contains new material on basic equations, the coordinate plane, and graphs of equations, plus new projects. The author is affiliated with McMaster University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)