Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - Mathematics - 1008 pages
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This best selling 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 market leader.
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Review: Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus (with CD-ROM and Ilrn ) [With CDROM]

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After seeing some other math textbooks, I realized that this is the best math textbook I've ever had. Its explanations are clear and succinct. It also makes a successful attempt to give some interesting background information on mathematicians. Read full review

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An excellent book about basic algebra and trigonometry that would make you crush Calculus, he explain very well. I am majoring engineering and this is so far, my favorite math book. Read full review

Contents

Fundamentals
1
Functions
141
Polynomial And Rational Functions
223
Exponential And Logarithmic Functions
301
Trigonometric Functions Unit Circle Approach
369
Trigonometric Functions Right Triangle Approach
433
Analytic Trigonometry
493
Polar Coordinates And Parametric Equations
541
Systems Of Equations And Inequalities
629
Conic Sections
723
Sequences And Series
783
Limits A Preview Of Calculus
839
Calculations and Significant Figures
889
Answers to Selected Exercises and Chapter Tests
A-1
Index
11
Copyright

Vectors In Two And Three Dimensions
579

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About the author (2011)

James Stewart received his M.S. from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He did research at the University of London and was influenced by the famous mathematician George Polya at Stanford University. Stewart is currently Professor of Mathematics at McMaster University, and his research field is harmonic analysis. Stewart is the author of a best-selling calculus textbook series published by Cengage Learning Brooks/Cole, including CALCULUS, CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTALS, and CALCULUS: CONCEPTS AND CONTEXTS, as well as a series of precalculus texts.

Lothar Redlin grew up on Vancouver Island, received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Victoria, and a Ph.D. from McMaster University in 1978. He subsequently did research and taught at the University of Washington, the University of Waterloo, and California State University, Long Beach. He is currently Professor of Mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University, Abington Campus. His research field is topology.

Saleem Watson received his Bachelor of Science degree from Andrews University in Michigan. He did graduate studies at Dalhousie University and McMaster University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1978. He subsequently did research at the Mathematics Institute of the University of Warsaw in Poland. He also taught at The Pennsylvania State University. He is currently Professor of Mathematics at California State University, Long Beach. His research field is functional analysis.

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