College Algebra (Beecher)

Author(s): Judith A. Beecher, Judith A. Penna, Marvin L. Bittinger
Difference between 5th and 4th editions
Side by side comparison of table of contents helps to figure out the most significant changes.

Key differences between 5th and 4th editions
 Time lapse between current and previous publications of Beecher's College Algebra: 4 years (2015 vs 2011).
 For the first time the book was published in 1995.
 The Fifth Ed. consists of 8 chapters as well as the previous edition, however, the number of pages is less by 96.
 Former introductory chapter "Basic Concepts of Algebra" has been deleted.
 Chapter 1 presents new topic "Special Cases".
 New "JustInTime" review presents 25 prerequisite topics.
5th Edition of
College Algebra (Beecher)
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eBook ISBN: 9780321981615
Published by: Pearson, January 12, 2015
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3rd Edition of
College Algebra
Hardcover, 800 pages
ISBN10: 0321466071
ISBN13: 9780321466075
Published by: Addison Wesley, January 15, 2007
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