## Contemporary Precalculus: A Graphing ApproachRespected for its detailed guidance in using technology, CONTEMPORARY PRECALCULUS: A GRAPHING APPROACH, Fifth Edition, is written from the ground up to be used with graphing technology--particularly graphing calculators. The text has also long been recognized for its careful, thorough explanations and its presentation of mathematics in an informal yet mathematically precise manner. The graphing approach is supported by realistic applications, including many using real data and numerous new ones. Thomas W. Hungerford and new coauthor Douglas J. Shaw also include a greater emphasis than many texts on the why? of mathematics--which is addressed in both the exposition and in the exercise sets by focusing on algebraic, graphical, and numerical perspectives. 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

BASICS | 1 |

GRAPHS AND TECHNOLOGY | 77 |

FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHS | 141 |

POLYNOMIAL AND RATIONAL FUNCTIONS | 239 |

EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS | 341 |

TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS | 427 |

TRIGONOMETRIC IDENTITIES AND EQUATIONS | 513 |

TRIANGLE TRIGONOMETRY | 573 |

SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS | 771 |

DISCRETE ALGEBRA | 825 |

LIMITS AND CONTINUITY | 879 |

Algebra Review | 931 |

Geometry Review | 953 |

Programs | 964 |

Answers | 967 |

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Contemporary Precalculus: A Graphing Approach Thomas W. Hungerford,Douglas J. Shaw Limited preview - 2008 |

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algebraic angle approximately axis calculator Casio coefficients complete graph complex number compute conic section constant coordinates corresponding cosine decimal defined denominator difference quotient distance domain ellipse EXAMPLE Exercises exponential exponents expression factor feet formula function f geometric geometric sequence given graph of f GRAPHING EXPLORATION Hint horizontal hyperbola identity inches inverse function isin Law of Sines length linear logarithms matrix Multiply negative notation nth roots parabola parametric equations plane polar positive integer positive number produce quadratic quotient radians radius rate of change rational rational function real numbers right triangle roots Section Objectives sequence shown in Figure shows sine sinx slope SOLUTION Special Topics square standard position tangent TECHNOLOGY TIP terminal side Theorem tion trigonometric functions U.S. Census Bureau unit circle vector vertex viewing window x-axis x-intercepts y-axis y-coordinate