Essentials of College Algebra
Essentials of College Algebra by Lial, Hornsby, and Schneider, gives students a solid foundation in the basic functions of college algebra and their ... Show synopsis Essentials of College Algebra by Lial, Hornsby, and Schneider, gives students a solid foundation in the basic functions of college algebra and their graphs, starting with a strong review of intermediate algebra concepts and ending with an introduction to systems and matrices. This brief version of the College Algebra, Tenth Edition has been specifically designed to provide a more compact and less expensive text for courses that do not include the more advanced topics covered in the longer text. Focused on helping students develop both the conceptual understanding and the analytical skills necessary to experience success in mathematics, the authors present each mathematical topic in this text using a carefully developed learning system to actively engage students in the learning process. The book addresses the diverse needs of today's students through a clear design, current figures and graphs, helpful features, careful explanations of topics, and a comprehensive package of available supplements and study aids.