On Mar 15, Julie Conlon asked about Applied Calculus and college algebra texts.
Janson Publications has a few books that may be of interest. _Contemporary Precalculus through Applications_ incorporates graphing calculators into the instruction, not just "calculator problems" in the exercises. It would be very difficult, if not impossible, to use this text without graphing utilities of some kind.
The companion text, _Contemporary Calculus through Applications_ is under production and should be available over the summer. It also incorporates technology (graphing calc's, spreadsheets, or other computer packages such as MathCAD are essential). Lab activities are included throughout; these labs depend on the availability of the technology mentioned above. I believe all of them can be done with graphing calculators, although the other tools may be more efficient for particular tasks.
For more information you can e-mail JansonInfo@aol.com or call 1-800-322-MATH.
Eric E. Karnowski Mathematics Editor Janson Publications, Inc. JansonEdit@aol.com