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Precalculus: Functions and Graphs

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The Ninth Edition of Swokowski Cole's highly respected precalculus text retains the elements that have made it so popular with instructors and students alike; the time-tested exercise sets feature a variety of applications; its exposition is clear; its uncluttered layout is appealing; and the difficulty level of problems is appropriate and consistent. With these elements t ...more
Hardcover, 650 pages
Published November 29th 2001 by Thomson Brooks/Cole
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Lou Rocama
I had some trouble with this book, compounded by my tendency to space off in class. Even when I succeeded in keeping my admittedly sub-par attention on the professor, the material was not particularly clear. On further examination, and with more experience dealing with math texts, the biggest problem seems to stem from it trying to be both a proof-based and example-based text at the same time, while doing neither well. Therefore, as a teaching aid it is difficult to use.

This said, the solutions
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