Item description for Precalculus: A Self-Teaching Guide (Wiley Self-Teaching Guides) by Steve Slavin & Ginny Crisonino...
The fastest, easiest way to master precalculus . . . by doing it Do logarithmic functions throw you for a loop? Does the challenge of finding an inverse function leave you overwhelmed? Does the Law of Cosines make you feel clueless? With this helpful, easy-to-follow guide, you will gain total command of these precalc concepts-and many more-in no time at all. Precalculus: A Self-Teaching Guide includes an algebra review and complete coverage of exponential functions, log functions, and trigonometry. Whether you are studying precalculus for the first time, want to refresh your memory, or need a little help for a course, this clear, interactive primer will provide you with the skills you need. Precalculus offers a proven self-teaching approach that lets you work at your own pace-and the frequent self-tests and exercises reinforce what you've learned. Turn to this one-of-a-kind teaching tool and, before you know it, you'll be solving problems like a mathematician
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.23" Width: 7.56" Height: 0.49" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Jan 12, 2001
Series Wiley Self-Teaching Guides
ISBN 0471378232 ISBN13 9780471378235
Availability 0 units.
More About Steve Slavin & Ginny Crisonino
STEVE SLAVIN, Ph.D., is a professor of economics at Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey. He is the author of several textbooks and self-teaching guides, including Quick Business Math, Math for Your First and Second Grader, and Economics (all from Wiley).
Steve Slavin currently resides in Brooklyn, in the state of New York. Steve Slavin has an academic affiliation as follows - Union County College, Cranford, New Jersey.
Reviews - What do customers think about Precalculus: A Self-Teaching Guide (Wiley Self-Teaching Guides)?
Unsuitable as a self-teaching guide Sep 3, 2006
This book contains several errors. It is unsuitable as a refresher and COMPLETELY unsuitable as a self-teaching guide. I suggest "Trigonometry Refresher" by A. Albert Klaf.
far too many errors to be truly useful Aug 12, 2006
If the purpose of instructional books is to build a foundation of knowledge in a subject, this one fails. The concepts are presented in a relatively straightforward fashion, but there really aren't enough problems to enable the reader to master those concepts. As many other reviewers have noted, the book is riddled with errors, including some arithmetic errors that are so painfully basic that the authors should be embarrassed to have their names attached to the finished product - and those are just the ones I noticed; I'm sure someone who really knows their precalculus could find dozens more. If I wasn't already fairly comfortable with math, the errors in this book would seriously undermine my confidence in my skills; as it is, they just undermine my confidence in the authors' skills.
Errata-fest Jan 31, 2005
Breifly - there are errata in even the 'Basics' section at the beginning of the book, which is the elementary algebra review.
The cover of the book boasts, "Over two million copies sold". Well, if that's the case, then there has been over $35.9 million dollars wasted by trusting consumers (at $17.95 retail). I invite the lazy editor of this book to check my math.
Read this book if you want to do poorly in math Dec 26, 2004
I was bothered by the review written by Antonios Giannakas. Mr. Giannakas calls himself a mathematician, I am not convinced he ever read the book. If I (an undergrad.) can find numerous mistakes in this math text, a MATHEMATICIAN should be appalled by the amount of incorrect information in this book. It is hard to believe this book was ever published in the first place. STAY AWAY FROM THIS BOOK!
Full of mistakes Nov 27, 2002
I am only into Chapter 3 and have found numerous mistakes. Including mistakes in important formulas such as the Quadratic Formula. I do not recommend this book to anyone who already has problems with math!