College Algebra

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Multiple Authors , Openstax College

Pub Date: 2015

ISBN 13: 978-1-9381683-8-3

Publisher: OpenStax

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Reviewed by Benjamin Gort, Instructor, Chemeketa Community College, on 2/9/2017.

Any instructor teaching a college algebra class will find this text to be the perfect level of comprehensiveness. Some texts try to include too much … read more



Reviewed by Jamie Wirth, Assistant Professor, Valley City State University, on 1/8/2016.

The content of the text is quite comprehensive and certainly includes the relevant content that would be expected of a college algebra text. Some … read more


Table of Contents

Equations and Inequalities
Linear Functions
Polynomial and Rational Functions
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Analytic Geometry
Sequences, Probability, and Counting Theory

About the Book

College Algebra provides a comprehensive and multi-layered exploration of algebraic principles. The text is suitable for a typical introductory Algebra 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. College Algebra 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. 

OpenStax College has compiled many resources for faculty and students, from faculty-only content to interactive homework and study guides.

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