Precalculus

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2010 - Mathematics - 1040 pages
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This market-leading text continues to provide both students and instructors with sound, consistently structured explanations of the mathematical concepts. Designed for a one- or two-term course that prepares students to study calculus, the new Eighth Edition retains the features that have made PRECALCULUS a complete solution for both students and instructors: interesting applications, cutting-edge design, and innovative technology combined with an abundance of carefully written exercises.
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This book is great. I am sure everyone has had some bad mathematical experiences, but this one was good. It did a decent job explaining concepts and instead of just giving you the (final) answers in ... Read full review

Contents

Functions and Their Graphs
1
Polynomial and Rational Functions
125
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
215
Trigonometry
279
Analytic Trigonometry
371
Additional Topics in Trigonometry
427
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
493
Matrices and Determinants
569
Sequences Series and Probability
639
Topics in Analytic Geometry
725
Review of Fundamental Concepts of Algebra
1
Answers to OddNumbered Exercises and Tests
81
Index
199
Formulas from Geometry
213
Algebra
214
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Dr. Ron Larson is a professor of mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University, where he has taught since 1970. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Colorado and is considered the pioneer of using multimedia to enhance the learning of mathematics, having authored over 30 software titles since 1990. Dr. Larson conducts numerous seminars and in-service workshops for math educators around the country about using computer technology as an instructional tool and motivational aid. He is the recipient of the 2013 Text and Academic Authors Association Award for CALCULUS, the 2012 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for CALCULUS: AN APPLIED APPROACH, the 2011 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for PRECALCULUS: REAL MATHEMATICS, REAL PEOPLE, and the 1996 Text and Academic Authors Association TEXTY Award for INTERACTIVE CALCULUS (a complete text on CD-ROM that was the first mainstream college textbook to be offered on the Internet). Dr. Larson authors numerous textbooks including the best-selling Calculus series published by Cengage Learning.

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