Contemporary Precalculus: A Graphing Approach

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Cengage Learning, Jan 7, 2008 - Mathematics - 1088 pages
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Respected 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.
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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
Index of Applications
1059

APPLICATIONS OF TRIGONOMETRY
625
ANALYTIC GEOMETRY
669

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Thomas W. Hungerford received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He has taught at the University of Washington and at Cleveland State University, and is now at St. Louis University. His research fields are algebra and mathematics education. He is the author of many notable books for undergraduate and graduate level courses. In addition to ABSTRACT ALGEBRA: AN INTRODUCTION, these include: ALGEBRA (Springer, Graduate Texts in Mathematics, #73. 1974); MATHEMATICS WITH APPLICATIONS, Tenth Edition (Pearson, 2011; with M. Lial and J. Holcomb); and CONTEMPORARY PRECALCULUS, Fifth Edition (Cengage, 2009; with D. Shaw).

Douglas Shaw received his M.S. from the University of Illinois and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He was a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota, and is currently at the University of Northern Iowa. His research is in combinatorics, number theory, and tertiary mathematics education. He has written instructor's guides for Brooks/Cole and worked on many other ancillaries as well. When he took Abstract Algebra in graduate school, he used one of Thomas Hungerford's texts and never sold it back to the bookstore.

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