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9780534453183: College Algebra

David Cohen's COLLEGE ALGEBRA, Fifth Edition, focuses on teaching mathematics, using a graphical perspective throughout to provide a visual understanding of college algebra. The author is known for his clear writing style and the numerous quality exercises and applications he includes in his respected texts. In this new edition, graphs, visualization of data, and functions are now introduced much earlier and receive greater emphasis. Many sections now contain more examples and exercises involving applications and real-life data. While this edition takes the existence of the graphing calculator for granted, the material is arranged so that one can teach the course with as much or as little graphing utility work as he/she wishes.

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David Cohen, a senior lecturer at UCLA, was the original author of the successful, well-respected precalculus series--COLLEGE ALGEBRA, ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY, PRECALCULUS: A PROBLEMS-ORIENTED APPROACH, and PRECALCULUS: WITH UNIT CIRCLE TRIGONOMETRY.

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"I have never in all of my teaching career in mathematics - 35 years - come across a text with such a wealth and variety of problems to choose from."

"There is a central theme in this text. It is an early introduction to functions. The concept of function once introduced is encountered continuously throughout the balance of the text. I cannot believe that a student could come away from a course that used this book and not be intimately familiar with the notion of a function and its uses."

"The realistic us of modern technologies in this text does not subtract from the main emphasis that the student must be able to think on his or her own at all times. The technology is there to support and explore."

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