Precalculus: Functions and Graphs

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Cengage Learning, Jan 13, 2011 - Mathematics - 912 pages
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The 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.
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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
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
543
Sequences Series and Probability
635
Topics from Analytic Geometry
715
Appendixes
789
Answers to Selected Exercises
A-1
Index
A-85
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About the author (2011)

Earl Swokowski authored multiple editions of numerous successful textbooks, including CALCULUS; CALCULUS OF A SINGLE VARIABLE; FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE ALGEBRA; and PRECALCULUS: FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHS, all published by Cengage Learning Brooks/Cole.

Jeffery A. Cole has been teaching mathematics and computer science at Anoka-Ramsey Community College since fall 1981. He started working on the Swokowski series of precalculus texts in 1985 as an ancillary author, and has been a co-author since 1991. His contribution to the Swokowski texts also includes joining the revision team of the calculus text in 1989.

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