John Hornsby, Margaret L. Lial, Gary K. Rockwold
Pearson; 6th edition
The sixth edition of Hornsby, Lial, and Rockswold's Graphical Approach to College Algebra (PDF) addresses functions through a unified, four-step analytic process that requires college students to complete the following tasks:
1) Analyze the characteristics of the graph.
2) Find a solution to a typical equation using both graphical and analytical methods.
3) Find a solution to the associated inequality using both graphical and analytical methods, and finally:
4) To solve an application of that class of function, apply graphical and analytical methods.
NOTE: This is a PDF eBook version of the book A Graphical Approach to College Algebra, 6th Edition, and it is possible that it does not include any website access codes, media, or print supplements that came packaged with the bound book.