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 Title Modeling, Functions, and Graphs: Algebra for College Students
 Author(s) Katherine Yoshiwara (Author), Bruce Yoshiwara (Author)
 Publisher: Brooks Cole; 4 edition (August 25, 2006)
 License(s): GNU Free Documentation License
 Hardcover 936 pages
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 Language: English
 ISBN10: 0534419410
 ISBN13: 9780534419417
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Book Description
This book includes content found in a typical algebra course, along with introductions to curvefitting and display of data. The authors focus on three core themes throughout their textbook: Modeling, Functions, and Graphs. In their work of modeling and functions, the authors utilize the Rule of Four, which is that all problems should be considered using algebraic, numerical, graphical, and verbal methods.
The authors motivate students to acquire the skills and techniques of algebra by placing them in the context of simple applications that use reallife data.
About the Authors Kathy Yoshiwara is a member of the MAA (Mathematical Association of America) and currently serves on the Committee for Curriculum Renewal and the First Two Years (CRAFTY). In 1996 she received the Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics from the Southern California Section of the MAA. She is married to Bruce Yoshiwara and benefits from his expertise in all things mathematical.