Algebra and Trigonometry

Algebra and Trigonometry

by Michael Sullivan
     
 

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Represents mathematics as it appears in life, providing understandable, realistic applications consistent with the abilities of any reader. This book develops trigonometric functions using a right triangle approach and progresses to the unit circle approach. Graphing techniques are emphasized, including a thorough discussion of polar coordinates, parametric… See more details below

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Represents mathematics as it appears in life, providing understandable, realistic applications consistent with the abilities of any reader. This book develops trigonometric functions using a right triangle approach and progresses to the unit circle approach. Graphing techniques are emphasized, including a thorough discussion of polar coordinates, parametric equations, and conics using polar coordinates. Those looking to master essential skills of Algebra and Trigonometry.

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Sullivan (Chicago State U.) presents the sixth edition of this college textbook designed for students with little mathematical background and possibly a fear of mathematics, as well as for highly- motivated students who will go on to further their mathematical education. A major change in the sixth edition is that each chapter demonstrates the relevance of mathematics to everyday life by connecting principles from the chapter to a real-life business<- ->Motorola—including a brief description of a situation at the company, interviews at the company, a biographical sketch of an employee, and an employee-designed problem at Motorola and accompanying student exercises. The content and organization of the text have also undergone a number of revisions and additions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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New edition of a text that helps the student to master the terminology and basic concepts of algebra and trigonometry. Each of the 13 chapters begins with an Internet Excursion involving a real world problem utilizing the material in the chapter and information found on the Web. Sections begin with a list of objectives to add further focus to important concepts. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130914651
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
04/03/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1108
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.18(h) x 1.87(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Sullivan, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Chicago State University, received a Ph.D. in mathematics from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Mike taught at Chicago State for 35 years before recently retiring. He is a native of Chicago’s South Side and divides his time between a home in Oak Lawn IL and a condo in Naples FL.

Mike is a member of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America. He is a past president of the Text and Academic Authors Association and is currently Treasurer of its Foundation. He is a member of the TAA Council of Fellows and was awarded the TAA Mike Keedy award in 1997 and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. In addition, he represents TAA on the Authors Coalition of America.

Mike has been writing textbooks for more than 35 years and currently has 15 books in print, twelve with Pearson Education. When not writing, he enjoys tennis, golf, gardening, and travel.

Mike has four children: Kathleen, who teaches college mathematics; Michael III, who also teaches college mathematics, and who is his coauthor on two precalculus series; Dan, who is a sales director for Pearson Education; and Colleen, who teaches middle-school and secondary school mathematics. Twelve grandchildren round out the family.

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