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Just-In-Time Algebra and Trigonometry for Early Transcendentals Calculus (3rd Edition) Paperback – May 13, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0321320506 ISBN-10: 0321320506 Edition: 3rd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 3 edition (May 13, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321320506
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321320506
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #901,464 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Guntram B. Mueller received his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame. He has taught calculus many times and is very familiar with the typical strengths and weaknesses in the backgrounds of his students. That experience is what guided him, in cooperation with Dr. Ron Brent, in writing the Just-in-Time series. His advice? Buy the book! It's got just what you need, just in time.

 

Ronald I. Brent is a Professor of Mathematics at University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where he has taught since 1987. He earned his PhD in Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Brent is the author of many publications, including three Just-In-Time mathematics texts. His main advice to his calculus students is: “Work on your homework as if your life in this course depends upon it. Because it does!--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Charles Ashbacher HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 16, 2006
Format: Paperback
If you have previously studied and largely understood algebra and trigonometry and just need a quick review, then this book is right for you. However, if you haven't studied these topics or didn't understand them the first time, then it will be of little value. The coverage is thorough in breadth, starting with the basics of adding and subtracting all types of numbers through logarithms, exponential functions and trigonometry. Only a few pages are devoted to each topic with exercises at the end of each section. Solutions to some of the exercises are given at the end, although in my opinion there should have been more.

While the explanations are short, to the extent that it is possible in a small number of pages, they are through in depth. In a section that I found interesting, the dy/dx notation for a derivative is used. However, knowledge of calculus is not required, the reader is simply being asked to algebraically solve for dy/dx rather than use any knowledge of what it represents. Used in the manner for which it was intended this book is an effective tool in the study of precalculus material. Note: This book is nearly identical to the companion book, "Just-In-Time: Algebra & Trigonometry for Calculus." It would be a waste of money to buy both.
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By Lisa Di Pierro on September 23, 2013
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This book is great. Its helpful and another recommend for some colleges. I recommend this book for students and anyone.
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By Kim Amaral on March 20, 2013
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The book arrived faster than expected. This is a great book to use as a refresher of concepts that you must have going into Calculus. Not a primary textbook, but a simple crash refresher.
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By shopaholic on February 3, 2013
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I got this for my math class. I used it only once. good thing it didn't cost too much or that'd have been a waste of money
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