This best selling author team explains concepts simply and clearly, without glossing over difficult points. Problem solving and mathematical modeling are introduced early and reinforced throughout, providing students with a solid foundation in the principles of mathematical thinking. Comprehensive and evenly paced, the book provides complete coverage of the function concept, and integrates a significant amount of graphing calculator material to help students develop insight into mathematical ideas. The authors' attention to detail and clarity, the same as found in James Stewart's market-leading Calculus book, is what makes this book the market leader.
Warning! Does not come with online access code!
By Rod on Oct 05, 2013
I have purchased this book brand new from Amazon themselves. When I started college I was informed about completing homework assignments online (called Webassign). Well, when I first created my account I was then warned about the 9 day free trial (grace period they call it). There was an option to enter an online access code from the book for which I chose. I looked and looked in the book for the access code only to come empty handed! A friend of mine that is in the same class as me had bought the softback version and he showed me the access code that came with it. It turns out the hardback book version I received from Amazon had no piece of paper that had the access code and they stated it as NEW! Consequently, I had to spend an extra $75.00 for the online access code. The lesson here is to not buy this hardback book unless you are going to do old school paper work for homework in college!
By Freshmango on Oct 01, 2011
It's a huge book with awesomy printing quality, very heavy and pleasant to study with. There are lots of colorful hightlightings and pictures that explain everything. Really easy to read and learn new things. Love it!
No Online Code, Even if ordered New
By Dh on Oct 07, 2013
Most College Professors who use this book will use a website called Webassign to do your homework, an online access code is supposed to come with the book but even though it was ordered new, amazon did not include it
By Kasey Berna on Sep 20, 2013
Had some good examples and very well organized. Defined differences in equations and how they are used. I definitely got my use out of it.
By C. Sanchez on Apr 21, 2013
I like the fact that this book was well organized and had a lot of good tips. I like the layout. I love that it had the charts and formulas at the back of the book and the answers. It was sometime more helpful at explaining things than my professor. The book I bought was used but it came looking like it was brand new so that was great as well. What I didn't like was that sometimes you would have to look at the problem it did for you in order for you to understand how to solve the others but it never had a hard problem to help me solve. It was recommended by College Algebra teacher. Personally, it's good just because the problems are in it and you may have to do the for homework but if you want actual assistance. I suggest you go to your professor (who may not always be helpful), learning center, or Khan Academy.
By Jake on Oct 02, 2013
Amazon delivered the textbook quickly. Their service was fantastic (so far). But the book itself is horrible. The examples are vague and sparse. I feel sorry for anyone whose professor is using this book.
By Bonita on Jun 18, 2013
I had to return the book, since my class is online and all work is completed with online text book.
By Marissa Powers on Feb 13, 2013
Exactly what my class called for, came in no time compared to what the estimated time said. Great shape too.