Gary Rockswold focuses on teaching algebra in context, answering the question, "Why am I learning this?" and ultimately motivating the reader to succeed. Introduction to Functions and Graphs. Linear Functions and Equations. Quadratic Functions and Equations. Nonlinear Functions and Equations. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. Systems of Equations and Inequalities. Conic Sections. Further Topics in Algebra. Basic Concepts From Algebra and Geometry. For all readers interested in college algebra.Rockswold, Gary K. is the author of 'College Algebra with Modeling and Visualization', published 2005 under ISBN 9780321279088 and ISBN 0321279085.