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College Algebra, Third Edition 3rd Edition

3.5 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0131013650
ISBN-10: 0131013653
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This book presents the traditional content of Precalculus in a manner that answers the age-old question of “When will I ever use this?” Highlighting truly relevant applications, this book presents the material in an easy to teach from/easy to learn from approach. Chapter topics include equations, inequalities, and mathematical models; functions and graphs; polynomial and rational functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices and determinants; conic sections; and sequences, induction, and probability. For engineers of every kind, manufacturing personnel, technologists, technicians, and technical marketing professionals.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 816 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 3 edition (February 18, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0131013653
  • ISBN-13: 978-0131013650
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.3 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,303,183 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By M. D. Campbell on January 26, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I have a master's degree in Electrical Engineering. I tutor students who are using this book in a community college course. In layout and in format, the book is very good. The concepts are presented in logical order, and the principles are usually explained well.

My problem is that the examples and the end-of-chapter problems are full of errors. Example: Section P.6, "Rational Expressions" presents several examples to define the domain of an expression. Most of these conclude with the incorrect domain. This kind of sloppy editing can leave the student totally confused about a concept that is all-important to understand later concepts, such as systems of equations and series summations.

I fully believe that the author left the basic book construction in the hands of inexperienced students. Its too bad that he did not bother with some double-checking of the work.
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I wanted to review the College Alegra I had forgotten. So I didn't need the latest and greatest book to teach me something centuries old. The book was in good condition only slightly worn, but for the price it was in mint condition if you ask me.
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There's not much to say about this textbook - it's a textbook. Provides clear information and examples, you can easily teach yourself concepts from it.
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Awesome book. In excellent condition with no writing on pages. Lite wear on outer casing but in brand new condition.
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I bought this for my class and it was in great shape when I received it.
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