This textbook is meant as a review of the essential mathematics needed to succeed in calculus and as an emphasis on problem solving.
Publication date: 02 Sep 2011
Paperback: 335 pages
License: GNU Free Documentation License
Post time: 11 Jul 2016 04:30:00
David H. Collingwood, K. David Prince, and Matthew M. Conroy wrote:Why are we using this text?
Prior to 1990, the performance of a student in precalculus at the University of Washington was not a predictor of success in calculus. For this reason, the mathematics department set out to create a new course with a specific set of goals in mind:
• A review of the essential mathematics needed to succeed in calculus.
• An emphasis on problem solving, the idea being to gain both experience and confidence in working with a particular set of mathematical tools.
This text was created to achieve these goals and the 2004-05 academic year marks the eleventh year in which it has been used. Several thousand students have successfully passed through the course.
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