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College Algebra

Author: Carl Stitz, Jeff Zeager
Subject: Mathematics
Source: Open Textbook Library
Publisher: Stitz Zeager Open Source Mathematics
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College Algebra is an introductory text for a college algebra survey course. The material is presented at a level intended to prepare students for Calculus while also giving them relevant mathematical skills that can be used in other classes. The authors describe their approach as "Functions First/" believing introducing functions first will help students understand new concepts more completely. Each section includes homework exercises/ and the answers to most computational questions are included in the text (discussion questions are open-ended). Graphing calculators are used sparingly and only as a tool to enhance the Mathematics/ not to replace it. The authors also offer a Precalculus version of this text/ which has two extra chapters covering Trigonometry.

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