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Functions Modeling Change, Texas Edition - 2nd edition

by Eric Connally, Deborah Hughes-Hallett and Andrew M. Gleason

Functions Modeling Change, Texas Edition (ISBN10: 0470039191; ISBN13: 9780470039199)
ISBN13: 978-0470039199
ISBN10: 0470039191

Summary: This is a new edition of the precalculus text developed by the Consortium based at Harvard University and funded by a National Science Foundation Grant. The text is thought-provoking for well-prepared students while still accessible to students with weaker backgrounds. It provides numerical and graphical approaches as well as algebraic approaches to give students another way of mastering the material. This approach encourages students to persist thereby lowering failure rates. A larg ...show moree number of real-world examples and problems enable students to create mathematical models that will help them understand the world in which they live. The focus is on those topics that are essential to the study of calculus and these topics are treated in depth. Linear exponential power and periodic functions are introduced before polynomial and rational functions to take advantage of their use to model physical phenomena. Building on the Consortium's Rule of Four: Each function is represented symbolically numerically graphically and verbally where appropriate. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 07
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Year Published: 2007
International: No

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