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College Algebra (4th Edition)
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 013311614X
ISBN-13: 9780133116144
Publisher: Pearson
Release Date: February, 1995
Length: 590 Pages
Weight: 4.4 pounds
Dimensions: 11 X 8.6 X 1.3 inches
Language: English

College Algebra (4th Edition)

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Appropriate for courses in College Algebra at the Freshman/Sophomore level.


 Sobel and Lerner provide teachers with a teachable text and students with a readable text that will properly prepare them for future courses, particularly precalculus. The...
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  prolific problem sets

In his latest update of this text, Sullivan takes the reader through a high school or undergraduate level course in algebra. Though the title says "College", all of this material is also eminently do-able at the high school level, for advanced students, aspiring to major in maths or science. While at the university level, it appears to be targeting those students not majoring in maths, physical science or engineering.

Why? Because the dividing line is calculus. The book gives a good treatment of what you should know in maths, up to, but not including, calculus. It also has a chapter on probability. Which I don't think is usually considered part of algebra. But, pragmatically and correctly, Sullivan chose to include it.

The text has numerous examples, with only a little emphasis on a strict derivation of theorems. Another indication that it does not target a maths major. Sullivan gives informal explanations that should suffice to satisfy most readers.

Each chapter also has a prolific number of problems; around one hundred. Very suitable and convenient for a lecturer [you?] to assign as homework, since the book only supplies answers to half of these. Enough to keep your students happily [?] busy.