Barnett, Ziegler, Byleen, and Sobecki’s College Algebra with Trigonometry text is designed to be user friendly and to maximize student comprehension by emphasizing computational skills, ideas, and problem solving as opposed to mathematical theory.
The large number of pedagogical devices employed in this text will guide a student through the course. Integrated throughout the text, students and instructors will find Explore-Discuss boxes which encourage students to think critically about mathematical concepts.
In each section, the worked examples are followed by matched problems that reinforce the concept being taught. In addition, the text contains an abundance of exercises and applications that will convince students that math is useful. A MathZone site featuring algorithmic exercises, videos, and other resources accompanies the text.
Chapter 2: Equations and Inequalities
Chapter 3: Graphs & Functions
Chapter 4: Polynomial & Rational Functions
Chapter 5: Exponential & Logarithmic Functions
Chapter 6: Trigonometric Functions
Chapter 7: Trigonometric Identities and Conditional Equations
Chapter 8: Additional Topics in Trigonometry
Chapter 9: Systems of Equations & Inequalities
Chapter 10: Matrices and Determinants
Chapter 11: Sequences & Series
Chapter 12: Additional Topics in Analytic Geometry