Algebra and Trigonometry with Analytic Geometry

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Thomson Brooks/Cole, 2004 - Mathematics - 898 pages
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This alternate version of ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY (Classic Edition), Eleventh Edition is for IUPUI and Purdue Universities ONLY. Order this version if you are a qualifying customer. Other customers should order the standard version ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY, Eleventh Edition, ISBN: 0-534-49449-8, by Earl W. Swokowski and Jeffery A. Cole. This latest edition in the highly respected Swokowski/Cole precalculus series retains the elements that have made it so popular with instructors and students alike: its exposition is clear, the time-tested exercise sets feature a variety of applications, its uncluttered layout is appealing, and the difficulty level of problems is appropriate and consistent. The goal of this text is to prepare students for further courses in mathematics. Mathematically sound, ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY (CLASSIC EDITION), Eleventh Edition, effectively prepares students for further courses in mathematics through its excellent, time-tested problem sets.

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Obviously the first reviewer didn't use much of this book. I have used Swokowski and Cole's books through several editions, including this one and consider this series to be one the finest on the market. They have excellent problems with superb correlation to real world issues.
For example, you can see this in the preview--look at the material on logarithms and then the problem set. In no other text can you find problems which show the student formulas which allow him/her to evaluate the magnitude of an earthquake depending on where they live in the US. As another twist to the problem, I usually gave another problem based on the formulas supplied by the authors and required the students to work with this and another formula to determine the regional difference in square area earthquakes of the same value on the Richter scale.
This is one week after the big quake in Japan. Think the book isn't up to date? I just wish I could give 6 stars.

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Pages faire: 57, 58, 60, 67, 106, 107, 110, 119 et 579.

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About the author (2004)

Jeffery A. Cole has been teaching mathematics and computer science at Anoka-Ramsey Community College since fall 1981. He started working on the Swokowski series of precalculus texts in 1985 as an ancillary author, and has been a co-author since 1991. His contribution to the Swokowski texts also includes joining the revision team of the calculus text in 1989.

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