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Gets Them Engaged. Keeps Them Engaged
Blitzer's philosophy: present the full scope of mathematics, while always (1) engaging the student by opening their minds to learning (2) keeping the student engaged on every page (3) explaining ideas directly, simply, and clearly so they don't get "lost" when studying and reviewing.
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Meet the Author
Bob Blitzer is a native of Manhattan and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with dual majors in mathematics and psychology (minor: English literature) from the City College of New York. His unusual combination of academic interests led him toward a Master of Arts in mathematics from the University of Miami and a doctorate in behavioral sciences fro Nova University. Bob is most energized by teaching mathematics and has taught a variety of mathematics courses at MiamiDade College for nearly 30 years. He has received numerous teaching awards, including Innovator of the Year from the League for Innovations in the Community College, and was among the first group of recipients at MiamiDade College for an endowed chair based on excellence in the classroom. Bob has written Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Introductory Algebra for College Students, Essentials of Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Introductory and Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Essentials of Introductory and Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Algebra for College Students, Thinking Mathematically, College Algebra, Algebra and Trigonometry, and Precalculus, all published by Prentice Hall.
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Preface
Today's college algebra and trigonometry students are a diverse group. Some are going on into calculus or other math sequences, whereas others will complete their math requirements with this course. This text is designed and written to help both sets of students succeed. The book has three fundamental goals: First, to help students acquire a solid foundation in algebra and trigonometry, preparing them for other college courses such as calculus, business calculus, finite mathematics, and computer science; second, to show students how algebra and trigonometry can model and solve authentic realworld problems; and third, to enable students to develop problemsolving skills, fostering critical thinking within a varied and interesting setting.
A source of frustration for me and my colleagues is that very few students read their textbook. When I ask students why they do not take full advantage of the text, their responses generally fall into two categories:
I thought about both of these objections in writing every page of this book.
"I can't follow the explanations." For many of my students, textbook explanations are too compressed. The chapters in Algebra & Trigonometry have been written to make them extremely accessible. Every section contains a range of simple, intermediate, and challenging examples. Voice balloons allow for specific annotations in examples, further clarifying procedures and concepts.
"The applications are not interesting." One of the things I enjoy most aboutteaching in a large urban community college is the diversity of who my students are and what interests them. Realworld data that celebrate this variety are used to bring relevance to examples, discussions, and applications. I selected all updated realworld data to be interesting and intriguing to students. By connecting algebra and trigonometry to the whole spectrum of their interests, it is my intent to show students that their world is profoundly mathematical and, indeed, pi is in the sky.
Student Supplements
Student Solutions Manual (013089785X); (8978E0). Includes fully worker out solutions to most of the oddnumbered exercises in the text as well as all exercises in chapter tests and all review exercises.
MathPak Integrated Learning Environment (0130893846); (8938D2). Contains the College Algebra MathPro 4.0 along with a passcodeprotected Website specifically designed to accompany this text. This product combines the series' key supplements into a comprehensive, easytonavigate package. Materials on the Website include but are not limited to: Sectionbysection reading quizzes, SectionbySection Powerpoint downloads, additional chapter projects, Chapter Quizzes and Tests, Student Solutions Manuals presented by chapter (exactly why is in the print version), Chapter Destinations and to interesting math Websites, and Graphing Calculator Manuals for the full line of TI's, Sharp, HP, and Casio Calculators.
Review Videos (0130893870); (893865). Sectionbysection videos written by and highlighting Jacquelyn White of St. Leo College. Each segment covers approximately 20 minutes of the key concepts and examples for each section. Each set of videos comes with a permissions letter allowing the school to duplicate for specific campus needs.
Precalculus Investigations/Simundza, et al. (0130109541); (1095D6). A three year NSFfunded project integrates an applied approach to the topics in the Pre; calculus curriculum via applied projects. The investigations reflect the AMATYC and NCTM Standards in both curriculum content and pedagogy.
Companion Website (www.prenhall.com/blitzer). This CW address will lead to the bridge page for all of the Blitzer titles. On the CW sites (which are different than the MathPak sites) are the following: Chapter Quizzes, Chapter Tests, Projects, Graphing Calculator Manual, Destinations, and PowerPoints.
WebCT/Blackboard. Contains all the materials from the MathPak website (i.e., no MathPro) plus testing materials. Can be made available in Blackboard on adoption.
Instructor Supplements
Instructor's Resource Manual (0130897841); (8978D3). IRM contains the full solutions to the evennumbered exercises in the text.
TestGenEQ WIN/MAC CD (0130893862); (8938F7). New to Prentice Hall Mathematics is the use of TestGen EQ for our mathematics testing. TestGenEQI is a fully algorithmic, easytouse software program written and based on the section objectives in the text.
Test Item File (0130897833); (8978C5). A hardcopy version of materials derived from the TestGenEQ program.
Table of Contents
Chapter P. Prerequisites: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra
P.1 Algebraic Expressions and Real Numbers
P.2 Exponents and Scientific Notation
P.3 Radicals and Rational Exponents
P.4 Polynomials
P.5 Factoring Polynomials
P.6 Rational Expressions
Chapter 1. Equations and Inequalities
1.1 Graphs and Graphing Utilities
1.2 Linear Equations and Rational Equations
1.3 Models and Applications
1.4 Complex Numbers
1.5 Quadratic Equations
1.6 Other Types of Equations
1.7 Linear Inequalities and Absolute Value Inequalities
Chapter 2. Functions and Graphs
2.1 Basics of Functions and Their Graphs
2.2 More on Functions and Their Graphs
2.3 Linear Functions and Slope
2.4 More on Slope
2.5 Transformations of Functions
2.6 Combinations of Functions; Composite Functions
2.7 Inverse Functions
2.8 Distance and Midpoint Formulas; Circles
Chapter 3. Polynomial and Rational Functions
3.1 Quadratic Functions
3.2 Polynomial Functions and Their Graphs
3.3 Dividing Polynomials: Remainder and Factor Theorems
3.4 Zeros of Polynomial Functions
3.5 Rational Functions and Their Graphs
3.6 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities
3.7 Modeling Using Variation
Chapter 4. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
4.1 Exponential Functions
4.2 Logarithmic Functions
4.3 Properties of Logarithms
4.4 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
4.5 Exponential Growth and Decay; Modeling Data
Chapter 5. Trigonometric Functions
5.1 Angles and Radian Measure
5.2 Right Triangle Trigonometry
5.3 Trigonometric Functions of Any Angle
5.4 Trigonometric Functions of Real Numbers; Periodic Functions
5.5 Graphs of Sine and Cosine Functions
5.6 Graphs of Other Trigonometric Functions
5.7 Inverse Trigonometric Functions
5.8 Applications of Trigonometric Functions
Chapter 6 Analytic Trigonometry
6.1 Verifying Trigonometric Identities
6.2 Sum and Difference Formulas
6.3 DoubleAngle, PowerReducing, and HalfAngle Formulas
6.4 ProducttoSum and SumtoProduct Formulas
6.5 Trigonometric Equations
Chapter 7 Additional Topics in Trigonometry
7.1The Law of Sines
7.2 The Law of Cosines
7.3 Polar Coordinates
7.4 Graphs of Polar Equations
7.5 Complex Numbers in Polar Form; DeMoivreâ€™s Theorem
7.6 Vectors
7.7 The Dot Product
Chapter 8. Systems of Equations and Inequalities
8.1 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
8.2 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
8.3 Partial Fractions
8.4 Systems of Nonlinear Equations in Two Variables
8.5 Systems of Inequalities
8.6 Linear Programming
Chapter 9. Matrices and Determinants
9.1 Matrix Solutions to Linear Systems
9.2 Inconsistent and Dependent Systems and Their Applications
9.3 Matrix Operations and Their Applications
9.4. Multiplicative Inverses of Matrices and Matrix Equations
9.5 Determinants and Cramer's Rule
Chapter 10 Conic Sections and Analytic Geometry
10.1 The Ellipse
10.2 The Hyperbola
10.3 The Parabola
10.4 Rotation of Axes
10.5 Parametric Equations
10.6 Conic Sections in Polar Coordinates
Chapter 11 Sequences, Induction, and Probability
11.1 Sequences and Summation Notation
11.2 Arithmetic Sequences
11.3 Geometric Sequences and Series
11.4 Mathematical Induction
11.5 The Binomial Theorem
11.6 Counting Principles, Permutations, and Combinations
11.7 Probability
Preface
Preface
Today's college algebra and trigonometry students are a diverse group. Some are going on into calculus or other math sequences, whereas others will complete their math requirements with this course. This text is designed and written to help both sets of students succeed. The book has three fundamental goals: First, to help students acquire a solid foundation in algebra and trigonometry, preparing them for other college courses such as calculus, business calculus, finite mathematics, and computer science; second, to show students how algebra and trigonometry can model and solve authentic realworld problems; and third, to enable students to develop problemsolving skills, fostering critical thinking within a varied and interesting setting.
A source of frustration for me and my colleagues is that very few students read their textbook. When I ask students why they do not take full advantage of the text, their responses generally fall into two categories:
I thought about both of these objections in writing every page of this book.
"I can't follow the explanations." For many of my students, textbook explanations are too compressed. The chapters in Algebra & Trigonometry have been written to make them extremely accessible. Every section contains a range of simple, intermediate, and challenging examples. Voice balloons allow for specific annotations in examples, further clarifying procedures and concepts.
"The applications are not interesting." One of the things I enjoy most about teachingin a large urban community college is the diversity of who my students are and what interests them. Realworld data that celebrate this variety are used to bring relevance to examples, discussions, and applications. I selected all updated realworld data to be interesting and intriguing to students. By connecting algebra and trigonometry to the whole spectrum of their interests, it is my intent to show students that their world is profoundly mathematical and, indeed, pi is in the sky.
Student Supplements
Student Solutions Manual (013089785X); (8978E0). Includes fully worker out solutions to most of the oddnumbered exercises in the text as well as all exercises in chapter tests and all review exercises.
MathPak Integrated Learning Environment (0130893846); (8938D2). Contains the College Algebra MathPro 4.0 along with a passcodeprotected Website specifically designed to accompany this text. This product combines the series' key supplements into a comprehensive, easytonavigate package. Materials on the Website include but are not limited to: Sectionbysection reading quizzes, SectionbySection Powerpoint downloads, additional chapter projects, Chapter Quizzes and Tests, Student Solutions Manuals presented by chapter (exactly why is in the print version), Chapter Destinations and to interesting math Websites, and Graphing Calculator Manuals for the full line of TI's, Sharp, HP, and Casio Calculators.
Review Videos (0130893870); (893865). Sectionbysection videos written by and highlighting Jacquelyn White of St. Leo College. Each segment covers approximately 20 minutes of the key concepts and examples for each section. Each set of videos comes with a permissions letter allowing the school to duplicate for specific campus needs.
Precalculus Investigations/Simundza, et al. (0130109541); (1095D6). A three year NSFfunded project integrates an applied approach to the topics in the Pre; calculus curriculum via applied projects. The investigations reflect the AMATYC and NCTM Standards in both curriculum content and pedagogy.
Companion Website (www.prenhall.com/blitzer). This CW address will lead to the bridge page for all of the Blitzer titles. On the CW sites (which are different than the MathPak sites) are the following: Chapter Quizzes, Chapter Tests, Projects, Graphing Calculator Manual, Destinations, and PowerPoints.
WebCT/Blackboard. Contains all the materials from the MathPak website (i.e., no MathPro) plus testing materials. Can be made available in Blackboard on adoption.
Instructor Supplements
Instructor's Resource Manual (0130897841); (8978D3). IRM contains the full solutions to the evennumbered exercises in the text.
TestGenEQ WIN/MAC CD (0130893862); (8938F7). New to Prentice Hall Mathematics is the use of TestGen EQ for our mathematics testing. TestGenEQI is a fully algorithmic, easytouse software program written and based on the section objectives in the text.
Test Item File (0130897833); (8978C5). A hardcopy version of materials derived from the TestGenEQ program.