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1.0 out of 5 stars Dont expect any help, February 9, 2012
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This review is from: Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus, 6th Edition (Hardcover)
this is by FAR the worst math text i have ever had the misfortune of being forced to use (university of new mexico). there is absolutely no explanation of principals in terms that even come close to being understandable. the only examples available for review are the most basic explanations possible and shed no light AT ALL on how to solve more elaborate problems. of course the author would make the argument that the user of this text is supposed to know the basics of the principals in the book, to which I would say, the purpose of a book is to LEARN, whether i should or shouldnt already know something is not the point. get used to seeing "heres a problem" and "heres the answer" with no explanation on how to get there. useless.
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Initial post: Apr 30, 2012 10:14:32 PM PDT
I agree with you as well. This book cant even explain why 1+1=2. As a student using this book, I can see a lot of VERY important steps being omitted in practice problems. Most of the practice problems in this book will not help you solve the given equations.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 12, 2012 10:07:45 AM PDT
John Laden says:
Yup. This book is the reason I failed my first precalculus course. I got a 60, 10 points short of passing.

This semester, I'm using youtube and patrickJMT's website to learn the same concepts and my average is now 90. That says a lot, doesn't it?

Posted on Nov 6, 2013 11:45:14 AM PST
Toodle doo says:
I too felt the same way you did regarding this book, but in order to understand how an equation is worked out you need the solutions manual found here: Student Solutions Manual for Stewart/Redlin/Watson's Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus, 6th
This gives an in-depth look at how problems are worked out and would have solved the issues you were having with vacuity of the book.
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