## Precalculus: Functions and GraphsThe latest edition of Swokowski and Cole's PRECALCULUS: FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHS retains the elements that have made it so popular with instructors and students alike: clear exposition, an appealing and uncluttered layout, and applications-rich exercise sets. The excellent, time-tested problems have been widely praised for their consistency and their appropriate level of difficulty for precalculus students. The book also provides calculator examples, including specific keystrokes that show students how to use various graphing calculators to solve problems more quickly. The Twelfth Edition features updated topical references and data, and continues to be supported by outstanding technology resources. Mathematically sound, this book effectively prepares students for further courses in mathematics. 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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### Contents

Topics from Algebra | 1 |

Functions and Graphs | 81 |

Polynomial and Rational Functions | 183 |

Inverse Exponential and Logarithmic Functions | 249 |

The Trigonometric Functions | 323 |

Analytic Trigonometry | 415 |

Applications of Trigonometry | 481 |

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