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Bob Blitzer has inspired thousands of students with his engaging approach to mathematics, making this beloved series the #1 in the market. In Precalculus Essentials, Blitzer draws on his unique background in mathematics and behavioral science to present the full scope of mathematics with vivid applications in real-life situations. Precalculus Essentials Students stay engaged because Blitzer often uses pop-culture and up-to-date references to connect math to students’ lives, showing that their world is profoundly mathematical.[AMAZONPRODUCTS asin=”0321924355″][AMAZONPRODUCTS asin=”0321817052″][AMAZONPRODUCTS asin=”113396074X”][AMAZONPRODUCTS asin=”0321927184/”][AMAZONPRODUCTS asin=”0618687009″][AMAZONPRODUCTS asin=”0321985591″] About the Author
Hornsby is affiliated with the University of New Orleans.
“David I. Schneider” spent over 32 years teaching at the University of Maryland, has published an impressive 28 books over the past 18 years. He is the author of several best-selling texts, including his Visual Basic Series with Prentice Hall. Why are his books best-sellers? Students people love his extensive use of examples and applications–a concept that stems from his teaching experience and results in books that are “tried and true.” His best-sellingVisual Basic texts have been successfully used for many years and have received consistent praise from both students and instructors.[AMAZONPRODUCTS asin=”0321912152″] About the Authors
Marge Lial (late) was always interested in math; it was her favorite subject in the first grade! Marge’s intense desire to educate both her students and herself has inspired the writing of numerous best-selling textbooks. Marge, who received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from California State University at Sacramento, was affiliated with American River College. An avid reader and traveler, her travel experiences often found their way into her books as applications, exercise sets, and feature sets. Her interest in archeology led to trips to various digs and ruin sites, producing some fascinating problems for her textbooks involving such topics as the building of Mayan pyramids and the acoustics of ancient ball courts in the Yucatan.
When John Hornsby enrolled as an undergraduate at Louisiana State University, he was uncertain whether he wanted to study mathematics education or journalism. His ultimate decision was to become a teacher, but after twenty-five years of teaching at the high school and university levels and fifteen years of writing mathematics textbooks, both of his goals have been realized. His love for both teaching and for mathematics is evident in his passion for working with students and fellow teachers as well. His specific professional interests are recreational mathematics, mathematics history, and incorporating graphing calculators into the curriculum. John’s personal life is busy as he devotes time to his family (wife Gwen, and sons Chris, Jack, and Josh). He has been a rabid baseball fan all his life. John’s other hobbies include numismatics (the study of coins) and record collecting. He loves the music of the 1960s and has an extensive collection of the recorded works of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
David Schneider has taught mathematics at universities for over 34 years and has authored 36 books. He has an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Oberlin College and a PhD in mathematics from MIT. During most of his professional career, he was on the faculty of the University of Maryland–College Park. His hobbies include travel, dancing, bicycling, and hiking.