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Marvin Bittinger For over thirty-eight years, Professor Marvin L. Bittinger has been teaching math at the university level. Since 1968, he has been employed at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, and is now professor emeritus of mathematics education. Professor Bittinger has authored over 190 publications on topics ranging from basic mathematics to algebra and trigonometry to applied calculus. He received his BA in mathematics from Manchester College and his PhD in mathematics education from Purdue University. Special honors include Distinguished Visiting Professor at the United States Air Force Academy and his election to the Manchester College Board of Trustees from 1992 to 1999. His hobbies include hiking in Utah, baseball, golf, and bowling. Professor Bittinger has also had the privilege of speaking at many mathematics conventions, most recently giving a lecture entitled "Baseball and Mathematics." In addition, he also has an interest in philosophy and theology, in particular, apologetics. Professor Bittinger currently lives in Carmel, Indiana with his wife Elaine. He has two grown and married sons, Lowell and Chris, and four granddaughters.
Judy Beecher has an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Indiana University and a graduate degree in mathematics from Purdue University. She has taught at both the high school and college levels with many years of developmental math and precalculus teaching experience at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis. In addition to her career in textbook publishing, she spends time traveling, enjoying her grandchildren, and promoting charity projects for a children's camp.
David Ellenbogen David Ellenbogen has taught math at the college level for twenty-two years, spending most of that time in the Massachusetts and Vermont community college systems, where he has served on both curriculum and developmental math committees. He has also taught at St. Michael's College and The University of Vermont. Professor Ellenbogen has been active in the Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges since 1985, having served on its Developmental Mathematics Committee and as a delegate, and has been a member of the Mathematical Association of America since 1979. He has authored dozens of publications on topics ranging from prealgebra to calculus and has delivered lectures at numerous conferences on the use of language in mathematics. Professor Ellenbogen received his BA in mathematics from Bates College and his MA in community college mathematics education from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst. A co-founder of the Colchester Vermont Recycling Program, Professor Ellenbogen has a deep love for the environment and the outdoors, especially in his home state of Vermont. In his spare time, he enjoys playing keyboard in the band Soularium, volunteering as a community mentor, hiking, biking, and skiing. He has two sons, Monroe and Zack.
Judy Penna received her undergraduate degree in mathematics from Kansas State University and her graduate degree in mathematics from the University of Illinois. Since then, she has taught at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis and at Butler University, and continues to focus on writing quality textbooks for undergraduate mathematics students. In her free time she likes to travel, read, knit and spend time with her children.
Table of Contents
|Basic Concepts of Algebra|
|Graphs, Functions, and Models|
|Introduction to Graphing|
|Functions and Graphs|
|Linear Functions, Slope, and Applications|
|Equations of Lines and Modeling|
|Linear Equations, Functions, Zeros, and Models|
|Solving Linear Inequalities|
|More on Functions|
|Increasing, Decreasing, and Piecewise Functions; Applications|
|The Algebra of Functions|
|The Composition of Functions|
|Symmetry and Transformations|
|Variation and Applications|
|Quadratic Functions and Equations|
|The Complex Numbers|
|Quadratic Equations, Functions, Zeros, and Models|
|Analyzing Graphs of Quadratic Functions|
|Solving Rational and Radical Equations|
|Solving Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities|
|Polynomial And Rational Functions|
|Polynomial Functions and Modeling|
|Graphing Polynomial Functions|
|Polynomial Division; The Remainder and Factor Theorems|
|Theorems about Zeros of Polynomial Functions|
|Polynomial and Rational Inequalities|
|Exponential and Logarithmic Functions|
|Exponential Functions and Graphs|
|Logarithmic Functions and Graphs|
|Properties of Logarithmic Functions|
|Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations|
|Applications and Models: Growth and Decay; Compound Interest|
|Systems of Equations and Matrices|
|Systems of Equations in Two Variables|
|Systems of Equations in Three Variables|
|Matrices and Systems of Equations|
|Inverses of Matrices|
|Determinants and Cramer's Rule|
|Systems of Inequalities and Linear Programming|
|The Circle and the Eclipse|
|Nonlinear Systems of Equations and Inequalities|
|Sequences, Series, and Combinatorics|
|Sequences and Series|
|Arithmetic Sequences and Series|
|Geometric Sequences and Series|
|The Binomial Theorem|
|Basic Concepts from Geometry|
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