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Overview

This supplement is available for sale to the student,and includes detailed solutions to all odd-numbered problems and most review exercises.
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Editorial Reviews

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New edition of a text in which Barnett (author and former professor), Michael R. Ziegler and Karl E. Byleen (both professors in the mathematics, statistics, and computer science department at Marquette U.) emphasize problem solving, ideas and computational skills rather than mathematical theory. The 12 chapters omit most derivations and proofs unless their inclusion would add significant insight into a particular concept. They present concrete examples first, followed by a discussion of related general concepts and results. The included CD-ROM contains a student tutorial with extended real-world application videos, descriptive discussion, interactive diagrams, and matched problems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072867404
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 2/16/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 1056

Meet the Author

I was born and raised in Cleveland, and started college at Bowling Green State University in 1984 majoring in creative writing. Eleven years later, I walked across the graduation stage to receive a PhD in math, a strange journey indeed. After two years at Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania, I came home to Ohio, accepting a tenure-track job at the Hamilton campus of Miami University. I’ve won a number of teaching awards in my career, and while maintaining an active teaching schedule, I now spend an inordinate amount of time writing textbooks and course materials. I’ve written or co-authored either seven or twelve textbooks, depending on how you count them, as well as several solutions manuals and interactive CD-ROMS.

After many years as developmental math coordinator at Miami Hamilton, I share the frustration that goes along with low pass rates in the developmental math curriculum. Far too many students end up on the classic Jetson’s-style treadmill, with the abstract nature of the traditional algebra curriculum keeping them from reaching their goals. Like so many instructors across the country, I believe the time is right to move beyond the one-size-fits-all curriculum that treats students the same whether they hope to be an engineer or a pastry chef. “Because we’ve always done it that way” is NOT a good reason to maintain the status quo in our curriculum. Let’s work together to devise alternate pathways that help students to learn more and learn better while hastening their trip into credit-bearing math courses. Since my book (Math in Our World) is written for the Liberal Arts Math and Quantitative Literacy market, I think I’m in the right place at the right time to make a difference in the new and exciting pathways course.

I’m in a very happy place right now: my love of teaching meshes perfectly with my childhood dream of writing. (Don’t tell my publisher this – they think I spend 20 hours a day working on textbooks – but I’m working on my first novel in the limited spare time that I have.) I’m also a former coordinator of Ohio Project NExT, as I believe very strongly in helping young college instructors focus on high-quality teaching as a primary career goal. I live in Fairfield, Ohio with my lovely wife Cat and fuzzy dogs Macleod and Tessa. When not teaching or writing, my passions include Ohio State football, Cleveland Indians baseball, heavy metal music, travel, golf, and home improvement.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter Dependencies
To the Student
1 Basic Algebraic Operations
1-1 Algebra & Real Numbers
1-2 Polynomials: Basic Operations
1-3 Polynomials: Factoring
1-4 Rational Expressions: Basic Operations
1-5 Integer Exponents
1-6 Rational Exponents
1-7 Radicals
Chapter 1 Review
2 Equations and Inequalities
2-1 Linear Equations & Applications
2-2 Systems of Linear Equations & Applications
2-3 Linear Inequalities
2-4 Absolute Value in Equations and Inequalities
2-5 Complex Numbers
2-6 Quadratic Equations & Applications
2-7 Equations Reducible to Quadratic Form
2-8 Polynomial & Rational Inequalities
Chapter 2 Review
1&2 Cumulative Review Exercises
3 Graphs and Functions
3-1 Basic Tools: Circles
3-2 Straight Lines
3-3 Functions
3-4 Graphing Functions
3-5 Operations on Functions: Composition
3-6 Inverse Functions
Chapter 3 Review
4 Polynomial and Rational Functions
4-1 Graphing Polynomials
4-2 Zeros of Polynomials
4-3 Graphing Rational Functions
4-4 Partial Functions
(and more...)
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