Algebra and Trigonometry

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Multiple Authors , Openstax College

Pub Date: 2015

ISBN 13: 978-1-9381683-7-6

Publisher: OpenStax

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Reviewed by Stacy Jurgens, Instructor, Mesabi Range College, on 8/3/2018.

The text was very thorough. In fact, when using it in my Advanced Algebra course I skipped many sections. The homework problems were plentiful and … read more



Reviewed by Cecilia Weingartner, Lecture of Mathematics, Southern Utah University, on 8/3/2018.

The text book is comprehensive, covering most of the materials for College Algebra and Trigonometry in a standard, traditional way. It has an … read more



Reviewed by Meryem Abouali, Adjunct lecturer, Laguardia Community College, on 5/22/2018.

Algebra and Trigonometry text covers a standard typical topics for Algebra course. Within each concept there is an appropriate level of critical … read more



Reviewed by G. Brock Williams, Professor, Texas Tech University, on 3/28/2018.

This book covers all the standard topics of both a college algebra and trigonometry course. I could only find two topics that I wish were included … read more



Reviewed by Cristina Hansen Ruiz, Associate Lecturer, University of the West of England, on 8/16/2017.

The text covers all areas related to algebra and trigonometry, starting from the very basics, such as numbers or plotting coordinates, and taking the … read more



Reviewed by John Salisbury, Mathematics Instructor, Rogue Community College, on 8/16/2017.

The text covers numerous subject's that would be covered in several different courses where I teach. The book covers several more topics than the … read more



Reviewed by Bill Heider, Instructor, Hibbing Community College, on 6/21/2017.

The text covers the topics you would typically expect to be covered in a combined college algebra/Trigonometry text. The text does allow for … read more



Reviewed by Robert Strozak, Senior lecturer, Old Dominion University, on 6/21/2017.

This book covers more than I require in PreCalculus I, and may be useful in our PreCalculus II course.… read more



Reviewed by Mingshen Wu, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout, on 8/22/2016.

This book is a comprehensive textbook. It does cover all the materials that we need to cover by our college mathematics course MATH-120 and … read more


Table of Contents

Equations and Inequalities
Linear Functions
Polynomial and Rational Functions
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
The Unit Circle: Sine and Cosine Functions
Periodic Functions
Trigonometric Identities and Equations
Further Applications of Trigonometry
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Analytic Geometry
Sequences, Probability, and Counting Theory

About the Book

Algebra and Trigonometry provides a comprehensive and multi-layered exploration of algebraic principles. The text is suitable for a typical introductory Algebra & Trigonometry course, and was developed to be used flexibly. The modular approach and the richness of content ensures that the book meets the needs of a variety of programs. Algebra and Trigonometry guides and supports students with differing levels of preparation and experience with mathematics. Ideas are presented as clearly as possible, and progress to more complex understandings with considerable reinforcement along the way. A wealth of examples – usually several dozen per chapter – offer detailed, conceptual explanations, in order to build in students a strong, cumulative foundation in the material before asking them to apply what they’ve learned.


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About the Contributors


Lead Author, Senior Content Expert
Jay Abramson, Arizona State University 

Contributing Authors
Valeree Falduto, Palm Beach State College
Rachael Gross, Towson University
David Lippman, Pierce College
Melonie Rasmussen, Pierce College
Rick Norwood, East Tennessee State University
Nicholas Belloit, Florida State College Jacksonville
Jean-Marie Magnier, Springfield Technical Community College
Harold Whipple, Formerly of Columbia College
Christina Fernandez