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Precalculus: Building Concepts and Connections 2e

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About This Book

Precalculus: Building Concepts and Connections, 2nd Edition, combines mathematical rigor with an engaging writing style to maximize student success.  Innovative features, such as Just In Time Exercises, Notes, and Observations, provide connections between various concepts. Detailed examples give clear explanations and often use Just In Time references to reinforce algebraic skills. Technology and applications are incorporated throughout, and engaging exercise sets with a variety of  problems round out the text. 

 

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About the Author

Revathi (Reva) Narasimhan is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Kean University in Union, NJ. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at University of Maryland, College Park . She grew up in Mesa, AZ, and received her undergraduate degree at Arizona State University.

As a professional mathematician and a dedicated teacher, she is keen on helping her students understand the “big picture” concepts and on helping them succeed in their math courses. In addition to this textbook, she has written scholarly articles for academic journals and technology supplements for other textbooks. She also presents regularly at regional and national mathematics conferences.

She and her husband, Prem Sreenivasan, a research microbiologist, have two sons, Vivek and Vijay. Reva likes to garden and sew and is an avid reader.

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