Ambrose 4986-1 F14 BD

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College Algebra, Second Edition

Bill Ambrose, West Texas A&M University

ISBN: 978-0-7380-4986-1
Net Price: $36.00
Copyright: 2014


The author’s main objectives in writing this text were to a) write a book that students can easily read and understand and b) to stress problem solving as a means of understanding the topics traditional to a college algebra course.  Example problems have been worked out in detail to emphasize both the theoretical and computational aspects of the topics covered in the text.  “Check Your Understanding” problems, additional examples, and end-of-the-section problems are placed throughout to enhance students’ comprehension.  This text includes additional material to permit instructors to select topics most relevant to their pedagogy and curriculum.


  • Shrink-wrapped
  • 3-hole drilled
  • 352 pages
  • Full color cover

Table of Contents:

Chapter 0    The Basic Concepts of Algebra
Chapter 1    Linear and Quadratic Equations in One Unknown
Chapter 2    More Equations and Inequalities in One Unknown
Chapter 3    Relations
Chapter 4    Functions (a Special Kind of Relation)
Chapter 5    Polynomial and Rational Functions
Chapter 6    Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Chapter 7    Systems of Equations
Chapter 8    Matrices and Determinants
Chapter 9    Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Formula
Chapter 10  Counting Methods and Probability
A Table of Basic Formulas

About the Author:

Bill Ambrose completed his Bachelor of Science in 1962, from Texas Tech University. He went on to complete his Master of Science in 1964 and completed more than 60 additional hours of math and chemistry at the University between 1964 and 1967. He joined the Texas A&M Department of Mathematics in 1967 and has taught college level mathematics classes at the university since. This is his fourth published book.

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