Algebra and TrigonometryBrooks/Cole, Pacific Grove 1987, 568 pages, $75.95. This book is designed to prepare students for the study of calculus by presenting comprehensive coverage of the traditional topics of college algebra and trigonometry. Includes pitfalls and helpful hints, warnings, and important ideas enclosed in boxes. | |

Algebra and TrigonometryBrooks/Cole, Pacific Grove 1979, 617 pages, $82.95. A text for students who have had two years of high-school algebra and need a refresher course in algebra, as well as a course in trigonometry, before continuing in mathematics. Cartoons, illustrations and puzzle formats have been integrated into the development of the text. | |

Analytic Geometry, One Unit SeriesBrooks/Cole, Pacific Grove 1991, 110 pages, $21.95. Reviews the analytic geometry a person will need at the beginning of a calculus course. The material in this book can be used as a supplement to a trigonometry course, or as a reference in a calculus course, or as the basis for a short (one unit) course. | |

Essentials of Trigonometry, 4th Ed. Brooks/Cole, Pacific Grove 2006, 495 pages, $79.95A right triangle approach to trigonometry structured to help students investigate and understand the trigonometric functions, their graphs, and their relationships to one another. | |

Trigonometry for College Students, 7th Ed.Brooks/Cole, Pacific Grove1998, 591 pages, $99.95 A unit-circle approach packed with exercises, problems, real-world examples, all designed to lead students to mastery and skills necessary for study in mathematics. | |

Precalculus, 5th Ed.Brooks/Cole, Pacific Grove 1993, 591 pages, $69.95. Algebraic and graphic approaches are presented side-by-side, and emphasize modeling as a means of problem-solving. It includes, “What’s Wrong” problems to test conceptual understanding and encourage analytical reasoning. | |

Precalculus, A Functional Approach to Graphing and Problem Solving Jones and Bartlett, Boston, 2013, 770 pages available from www.jblearning.com. This book prepares students for the concepts and applications they will encounter in future calculus courses. In far too many texts, process is stressed over insight and understanding, and students move on to calculus ill equipped to think conceptually about its essential ideas. This text provides sound development of the important mathematical underpinnings of calculus, stimulating problems and exercises, and a well-developed, engaging pedagogy. Students will leave with a clear understanding of what lies ahead in their future calculus courses. Instructors will find that Smith’s straightforward, student-friendly presentation provides exactly what they have been looking for in a text! |