This best selling author team explains concepts simply and clearly, without glossing over difficult points. Problem solving and mathematical modeling are introduced early and reinforced throughout, providing students with a solid foundation in the principles of mathematical thinking. Comprehensive a... more
Focus on Modeling sections illustrate modeling techniques as well as how mathematics can be applied to model real-life situations. These sections, as well as others, are devoted to teaching students how to create their own mathematical models, rather than using prefabricated formulas.
Real-world ap... more
More than 20% of the exercises in the text are new. In addition, each exercise set has been restructured to begin with new
The section entitled "Principles of Problem Solving" is now a Prologue to the book. Problem Solving sections, each highlighting a particular problem solving principle, are now ... more