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College Algebra


College Algebra

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This is a free, onlne textbook.  According to the authors, "We are two college mathematics professors who grew weary of forcing our students to purchase expensive college algebra textbooks whose mathematical content has slowly degraded over the years. Our solution? Write our own. The twist? We made our college algebra book free and we distribute it as a .pdf file under the Creative Commons License. What’s more, the LaTeX source code is also available under the same license."
Material Type: Open Textbook
Technical Format: PDF
Date Added to MERLOT: April 26, 2010
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 20, 2013
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Submitter: Cathy Swift



Primary Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
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Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: unsure
Accessiblity Information Available: yes
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for Corrie Bergeron
2 years ago

Corrie Bergeron (Content Developer/Author)

An outstanding gift to Algebra, Trig, and Precalculus students.  This high-quality, rigorous text has been adopted nationwide and even overseas.  The authors were honored by the Ohio State legislature for their contribution.  The forms the centerpiece of the Ohio's Scaffold to the Stars, an EDUCAUSE Next Generation Learning Challenges Wave I grant.

The complete text and its source code (including all LaTeX code for all the equations and graphs) is freely available under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.

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The book is now in its 3rd edition (Fall 2011).  There is also a YouTube channel with over 100 videos:

Time spent reviewing site: several hours
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