# Description

Focusing on helping students to develop both the conceptual understanding and the analytical skills necessary to experience success in mathematics, we present each mathematical topic in this text using a carefully developed learning system to actively engage students in the learning process.

We have tried to address the diverse needs of today’s students through a more open design, updated figures and graphs, helpful features, careful explanations of topics, and a comprehensive package of supplements and study aids. Students will benefit from the text’s student-oriented approach. We believe instructors will particularly welcome the new Annotated Instructor’s Edition, which provides answers in the margin to almost all exercises, plus helpful Teaching Tips.