College Algebra: A View of the World Around Usby David Wells, Lynn Schmitt
This book places mathematics into a concrete, real- world setting. Designed to emphasize problem solving-skills, it introduces new concepts in the context of physical situations to show how algebra can be applied to solve physical problems. The book provides analytical, graphical, and numerical approaches to all major topics. Readers who find one approach to a topic most natural can use that approach to enhance their understanding of the other two. It includes regular use of Polya problem solving strategies. By frequently identifying Polya strategies used in the exposition, the book provides readers with a large number of examples of how each strategy can be used effectively. The use of graphing calculators is incorporated where appropriate as well as discussions of the advantages and limitations of technology. A valuable reference book for any reader who needs a greater understanding of the real-world problem-solving capabilities of algebra.
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