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Houghton Mifflin College Division, Jan 29, 2003 - Mathematics - 781 pages
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Don't listen to the imbisol who rated this as a 1, this is why I rated it a 5 otherwise it would have been a 4. This book is a thoroughly invaluable book when it comes toto knowing the foundations of mathematics. There's plenty of examples/work/problems to challenge yourself with. There's practically all the information you need to go from 7th grade algebra to aceing a college precalculus course and more. The front has all sorts of common factoring identities to reference, while the back has all the important geometry functions. Also, it explains how to factor in the back.
For the record though I haven't used this book in years and am not that good at math, although I do have a good grasp on the visual aspect of it. Math isn't just numbers for the sake of numbers. If that's your attitude, you'll more than likely hate this book - but for god's sakes don't give it a 1 star it's a great book.

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This book is great. I am sure everyone has had some bad mathematical experiences, but this one was good. It did a decent job explaining concepts and instead of just giving you the (final) answers in ... Read full review


Functions and Their Graphs
Polynomial and Rational Functions
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

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The Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College Bio: Robert P. Hostetler received his Ph.D. in mathematics from The Pennsylvania State University in 1970. He has taught at Penn State for many years and has authored several calculus, precalculus, and intermediate algebra textbooks. His teaching specialties include remedial algebra, calculus, and math education, and his research interests include mathematics education and textbooks.

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