When we found out that Harold Jacobs didn't have an Algebra II text, we called Mr. Jacobs and asked for his advice. He recommended this title. It has proven exceptional. This two-year book covers Algebra II and Trigonometry so well that Calculus is the natural next step. Mr. Foerster was obviously a good student of Mr. Jacobs and an equally talented teacher and writer. This text is designed for one course which teaches intermediate algebra, advanced algebra, and trigonometry, solidifying a student's knowledge of previous concepts with review exercises while mainly focusing on real-world applications to basic principles.