Help your students discover the logic, order, beauty, and practicality of algebra. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to use their reasoning ability as they work with the axioms, rules, and principles of algebra. Concepts are developed and mastered through an abundance of worked examples and exercises, with an emphasis on word problems that relate to the physical world. Reviews at the end of each unit measure student progress, and special sections challenge the mathematically talented student. This text calls for a scientific calculator that has the trigonometric functions, statistics, powers, and roots.