College Algebra / Edition 3 available in Paperback
With Jerome Kaufmann's successful "conceptual" approach, students get a better foundation for understanding algebra: they learn to use concepts to make connections between mathematics and real-world problems. Focusing on and reinforcing problem solving throughout, Kaufmann helps students learn to analyze a word problem by approaching it logically and extracting all its essential mathematical components so that the process of solving a problem can be approached with ease. Kaufmann's proven approach of "learn a skill," then "use a skill to solve equations and inequalities," and finally, "use equations and inequalities to solve word problems" helps students apply their newly learned skills immediately for better comprehension and retention. He uses the same approach in his highly successful developmental mathematics texts.
About the Author
Jerome E. Kaufmann received his Ed.D. in Mathematics Education from the University of Virginia. Now a retired Professor of Mathematics from Western Illinois University, he has more than 30 years of teaching experience at the high school, two-year, and four-year college levels. He is the author of 45 college mathematics textbooks.
Karen L. Schwitters graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in Mathematics. She earned an M.S. Ed. in Professional Secondary Education from Northern Illinois University. Schwitters is currently teaching at Seminole Community College in Sanford, Florida, where she is very active in multimedia instruction and is involved in planning distance learning courses with multimedia materials. She is an advocate for Enhanced WebAssign and uses it in her classroom. In 1998, she received the Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology Award.
Table of Contents0. Some Basic Concepts of Algebra: A Review. 1. Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving. 2. Coordinate Geometry and Graphing Techniques. 3. Functions. 4. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. 5. Polynomial and Rational Functions. 6. Systems of Equations. 7. Algebra of Matrices. 8. Conic Sections. 9. Sequences and Mathematical Induction. 10. Counting Techniques, Probability, and the Binomial Theorem. Appendixes. Common Logarithms. Natural Logarithms. Answers to All Odd-Numbered Problems and All Chapter Review Problems, Chapter Tests, and Cumulative Review Problems. Index.