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Precalculus is adaptable and designed to fit the needs of a variety of precalculus courses. It is a comprehensive text that covers more ground than a typical one- or two-semester college-level precalculus course. The content is organized by clearly-defined learning objectives, and includes worked examples that demonstrate problem-solving approaches in an accessible way. Coverage and Scope Precalculus contains twelve chapters, roughly divided into three groups. Chapters 1-4 discuss various types of functions, providing a foundation for the remainder of the course. Chapter 1: Functions Chapter 2: Linear Functions Chapter 3: Polynomial and Rational Functions Chapter 4: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions Chapters 5-8 focus on Trigonometry. In Precalculus, we approach trigonometry by first introducing angles and the unit circle, as opposed to the right triangle approach more commonly used in College Algebra and Trigonometry courses. Chapter 5: Trigonometric Functions Chapter 6: Periodic Functions Chapter 7: Trigonometric Identities and Equations Chapter 8: Further Applications of Trigonometry Chapters 9-12 present some advanced Precalculus topics that build on topics introduced in chapters 1-8. Most Precalculus syllabi include some of the topics in these chapters, but few include all. Instructors can select material as needed from this group of chapters, since they are not cumulative. Chapter 9: Systems of Equations and Inequalities Chapter 10: Analytic Geometry Chapter 11: Sequences, Probability and Counting Theory Chapter 12: Introduction to Calculus

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Genre: Mathematics
Author: Jay Abramson
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Release: 2018-01-07
File: 1152 Pages
ISBN-13: 9888407449

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PRECALCULUS prepares students for calculus and the rigors of that course, having been written by teachers who have taught the courses and seen where students need help--and where other texts have come up short. The text features precise definitions and exposition, carefully crafted pedagogy, and a strong emphasis on algebraic, transcendental, and trigonometric functions. To show students how important and relevant precalculus topics are to their future coursework, an optional Looking Ahead to Calculus feature appears in each chapter. The varied examples and exercises include many that encourage students to use and understand graphs, as opposed to simply draw them, providing additional sound preparation for calculus. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Mathematics
Author: Karla Neal
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2012-01-20
File: 1024 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781133712671

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Every New Copy of Precalculus: A Functional Approach to Graphing and Problem Solving Includes Access to the Student Companion Website! Precalculus: A Functional Approach to Graphing and Problem Solving prepares students for the concepts and applications they will encounter in future calculus courses. In far too many texts, process is stressed over insight and understanding, and students move on to calculus ill equipped to think conceptually about its essential ideas. This text provides sound development of the important mathematical underpinnings of calculus, stimulating problems and exercises, and a well-developed, engaging pedagogy. Students will leave with a clear understanding of what lies ahead in their future calculus courses. Instructors will find that Smith's straightforward, student-friendly presentation provides exactly what they have been looking for in a text!

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Genre: Mathematics
Author: Karl J. Smith
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release: 2011-11-01
File: 770 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780763751777

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This bestselling author team explains concepts simply and clearly, without glossing over difficult points. Problem solving and mathematical modeling are introduced early and reinforced throughout, providing students with a solid foundation in the principles of mathematical thinking. Comprehensive and evenly paced, the book provides complete coverage of the function concept, and integrates a significant amount of graphing calculator material to help students develop insight into mathematical ideas. The authors’ attention to detail and clarity—the same as found in James Stewart’s market-leading Calculus text—is what makes this text the proven market leader. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Mathematics
Author: James Stewart
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2015-01-01
File: 1088 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781305537163

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This new text provides a contemporary approach to college algebra, ideal for the many skeptical or apprehensive students who ask, When am I ever going to use this? The key phrase is Make It Real since the goal is to make the material relevant and understandable to today’s college students. But many books make this claim--so how is PRECALCULUS: A MAKE IT REAL APPROACH different? In other texts, which simply wrap real-world situations around problems, the context isn’t needed to do the mathematics. Written by skilled and passionate teachers, this text uses real-world data sets and situations to draw out mathematical concepts. Students are immersed in familiar contexts--from golf course ratings to Egyptian pyramids--from which concepts emerge naturally, and then guided in using their understanding of those ideas to make sense of the mathematics. The real-world contexts are not only helpful for understanding procedures--they’re necessary. The concept of a function, the use of modeling, and the thorough integration of real-world applications are integral to the text. If there’s one new precalculus text crafted to stand up to a reality check comparison with your current book, this is it. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Mathematics
Author: Frank Wilson
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2012
File: 944 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781133712688

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PRECALCULUS, Fifth Edition, focuses on teaching the essentials that students need to both fulfill their precalculus requirement and be fully prepared to succeed in calculus. The text presents an integrated review of algebra and trigonometry while covering fundamental calculus concepts, and providing the solid grounding in analysis and graphing that is necessary to make a successful transition to calculus. This streamlined text provides all the mathematics that students need--without bogging them down in review material or overwhelming them with too much, too soon. The authors have purposely kept this book, unlike many available Precalculus books, at a length that can be covered in one term. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Mathematics
Author: J. Faires
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2011
File: 464 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781133172543

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Incorporating Zill's student-friendly writing style and modern examples, Precalculus with Calculus Previews, Fifth Edition includes all of the outstanding features and learning tools found in the original text, Essentials of Precalculus with Calculus Previews, while incorporating additional coverage that some courses may require. With a continued aim to keep the text complete, yet concise, the authors added four additional chapters making the text a clear choice for many mainstream courses. This student-friendly, four-color text offers numerous exercise sets and examples to aid in students' learning and understanding, and graphs and figures throughout serve to better illuminate key concepts. The exercise sets include engaging problems that focus on algebra, graphing, and function theory, the sub-text of so many calculus problems. The authors are careful to use the terminology of calculus in an informal and comprehensible way to facilitate the student's successful transition into future calculus courses. - Includes a new chapter, - Provides a "no nonsense" approach to precalculus with an informal, intuitive, and straightforward writing style. - Incorporates the terminology used in calculus in an informal way to acclimate students to these new terms. - Includes over 1600 figures to help illuminate key concepts. - Notes from the Classroom sections address a variety of student/textbook/classroom/calculus issues such as alternative terminology, reinforcement of important concepts, tips on memorization, misinterpretations, common errors, solution procedures, calculators, and advice on the importance of neatness and organization. - Calculus Previews conclude each chapter and highlight a single calculus concept with a focus on the algebraic, logarithmic, and trigonometric manipulations necessary for successfully completing the problem. Translating Words into Functions illustrates how to translate a verbal description into a symbolic representation of a function.

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Genre: Mathematics
Author: Dennis G. Zill
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release: 2013
File: 549 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781449645151

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This easy-to-use workbook is full of stimulating activities that will give your students a solid introduction to precalculus! A variety of lessons, puzzles, mazes, and practice problems will challenge students to think creatively as they work to build their precalculus skills. Each lesson begins with a clear explanation of a featured precalculus topic, providing extra review and reinforcement. A special assessment section is included at the end of the book to help students prepare for standardized tests. 48 pages

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Genre: Mathematics
Author: Marilyn Occhiogrosso
Publisher: Milliken Publishing Company
Release: 2010-09-01
File: 48 Pages
ISBN-13: 0787783714

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Engineers looking for an accessible approach to calculus will appreciate Young’s introduction. The book offers a clear writing style that helps reduce any math anxiety they may have while developing their problem-solving skills. It incorporates Parallel Words and Math boxes that provide detailed annotations which follow a multi-modal approach. Your Turn exercises reinforce concepts by allowing them to see the connection between the exercises and examples. A five-step problem solving method is also used to help engineers gain a stronger understanding of word problems.

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Genre: Mathematics
Author: Cynthia Y. Young
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2010-01-19
File: 1175 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780471756842

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The first half of the second edition of Precalculus: An Investigation of Functions. This is an open textbook, available free online. This first portion of the book (Chapters 1-4) is an investigation of functions, exploring the graphical behavior of, interpretation of, and solutions to problems involving linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. An emphasis is placed on modeling and interpretation, as well as the important characteristics needed in calculus.

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Author: David Lippman
Publisher:
Release: 2017-06-26
File: 374 Pages
ISBN-13: 1548407127

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