This is a book that I can see as a truly helpful learning companion. There is nothing faddish about its content or presentation. Many chapters of Openstax College Precalculus are suitable for other freshman and sophomore math courses such as College Algebra and Trigonometry; however, instructors of those courses might need to supplement or adjust the material. The "How To" boxes are generally helpful, but at times they reduce creative thinking to an algorithm without ample explanation for why it works (as for example, in finding the vertex of a quadratic function). Reviewed by Pavel Sikorskii, co-Director of Undergraduate Studies, Michigan State University on 10/14/19, Overall very good selection of topics, coherent, includes many engaging visual features and excellent real world applications. It would be nice to see more application in computer programming and data analysis and to simulations. It flows well and less formal than some, making it, I believe, more likely to be used by students for learning. Definitely good up-to-date applications and approaches. Sections are largely self-contained and could be used to supplement other coursework. Cengage's WebAssign supports this text. read more. Overall very good selection of topics, coherent, includes many engaging visual features and excellent real world applications. More important than the generous selection of topics that this text includes is the inviting way in which the mathematics is presented, through engaging and colorful pictures, tables, graphs, and examples from real life (for example, in introducing logarithms via application to the Richter scale). Sections are further divided into two sub-levels that are easily scanned. This book is full of worked out examples. The development of a topic seldom goes for more than a page without a worked example and a sample problem with the solution presented later. Very clear writing style. I did not find anything that I would be considered culturally insensitive or offensive. A review of basic algebra contents at the beginning of the text could have added good flavor to the textbook. I used Sullivan's Calculus (9e) as a standard for comparisons. The content is well organized, presented in a coherent way. In fact, I prefer the flow of the content and the naturalness of the development. In fact, I prefer the flow of the content and the naturalness of the development. I have not found any interface issues yet. I recommend it as a completely functional text for a serious pre-calculus course. This text tends to develop topics in context and avoids putting basic into an appendix. I do not expect any problem to use this textbook as the main textbook of my Precalculus class. Due to the nature of the topic, I do not think this question is relevant to this textbook (most of the concepts must be build up based on other concepts). It offers a table of contents, full-text searching, and clickable links to examples, solutions, section headings, and to online-videos on some topics. I have not found any error/mistake except one minor one. Common names are more often White American, though there is some variety. Formulas are rendered via MathJax and can be set to zoom as well. Cengage's WebAssign supports this text. I did not find any grammatical error in the text. The mathematics is classical, but presented in a modern-day setting that includes examples and motivation from current and recent events; these will be both easy to update and interesting for years to come. This book on Precalculus with Geometry and Trigonometry should be treated as simply an enhanced version of our book on College Algebra. The PDF is a good stand-in for a printed book. Together, frustrated by both cost and the style of commercial texts, we began writing PreCalculus: An Investigation of Functions in 2010. I used Sullivan' Precalculus (9e) as a standard for comparison. The text lists about 50 credentialed content reviewers including faculty and teachers. Then followed by key equations, key notes, exercise, and glossary of the section. There are two digital versions: a downloadable PDF and an HTML version accessible online. In general, the textbook is a comprehensive one that gives instructors flexibility to choose from for a semester course. This text uses standard academic English, but seems less formal than Sullivan. Very good overall. The textbook covers all standard area and ideas for a Precalculus course. Most Precalculus courses will not cover all of the topics from this text but will cover a subset of these and the text is written with the goal to accommodate that. Glencoe - Advanced Mathematical Concepts - Precalculus.pdf. read more. I did not find any navigation problems or issues with visual features. If it also covers a little bit of reviews such as basic factoring and other topics from Algebra, then it would be better. I recommend it as a completely functional text for a serious pre-calculus course. This consistent lay out allows instructors to easily re-order the chapters and topics according to their needs. Overall, the typography and design of the PDF version is cleaner, easier to scan, and similar to most professional textbooks, while the online version, though clear and readable, is clunkier, harder to scan, and lacks key labels like page numbers and example numbers, and most distressing, the exercises are not numbered. The interface is uncluttered and easy to navigate. Problem solutions seem accurate and well developed. I used Sullivan's Calculus (9e) as a standard for comparisons. This text is a standard presentation of the material drawing references from travel by car, psychology, engineering, biology, physics, and economics, which seems typical. Reviewed by Barbara Shipman, Associate Professor and Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas at Arlington on 4/11/17, More important than the generous selection of topics that this text includes is the inviting way in which the mathematics is presented, through engaging and colorful pictures, tables, graphs, and examples from real life (for example, in... A review of basic algebra contents at the beginning of the text could have added good flavor to the... The fact that this book has all the necessary topics and concepts that anyone would look for a precalculus course, and the fact that it is well organized with superb interface features, it is definitely a book that I would consider adopting for my future precalculus course. The organization of the topics and the ideas within each topic follows a logical succession, while the modularity allows for any sub-topic to be studied with as much independence as possible. The language and style is mildly formal academic English. On p.386, Example #11 contains an error in the solution. If it also covers a little bit of reviews such as basic factoring and other topics from Algebra, then it... The PDF is nicely laid out to professional standards and displays well on a tablet. Glencoe - Advanced Mathematical Concepts - Precalculus.pdf. Most examples avoid gender by referring to people by their role (scientists, hikers, etc. The examples are varied, from modern everyday life, and they come across as truly relevant (rather than contrived). Addeddate 2020-03-19 00:18:05 Identifier precalculus11text Identifier-ark ark:/13960/t9f568h86 Ocr ABBYY FineReader 11.0 (Extended OCR) Ppi 600 Scanner Internet Archive HTML5 Uploader 1.6.4 Year 2011 There is a Table of Contents that is useful in helping you find a topic treated earlier in the course. The material flows smoothly and the presentation is very user friendly. However, the text does not cover review of Algebra. Practical problems use dollars, gallons, and miles, though international standard units are used appropriately in science and engineering contexts. Each chapter presents a glossary with give brief, well written definitions and key concepts, and the concepts include clickable links back to examples in the text. The text is organized in a way that I would structure my own Precalculus course. The text is consistent in both terminology and style. However, this text develops much of that material in context, which I prefer. It has the clickable links of the PDF, but pages, examples, and the exercises are not numbered and are not tied well to the PDF version. However, the text does not cover review of Algebra. I imagine that students will enjoy reading this book because of its friendly, interactive, example-oriented, uncluttered, and easy-to-navigate style.