Precalculus: A Concise Course

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Cengage Learning, Jan 30, 2006 - Mathematics - 656 pages
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With the same design and feature sets as the market leading Precalculus, 7/e, this new concise text provides both students and instructors with sound, consistently structured explanations of the mathematical concepts. Precalculus: A Concise Course is designed to offer a cost-effective, one-semester alternative to the traditional two-semester precalculus text. It contains the features that have made the Larson/Hostetler series a complete solution for both students and instructors: interesting applications, pedagogically effective design, and innovative technology combined with an abundance of carefully developed examples with worked-out solutions and exercises.
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Contents

Functions and Their Graphs
1
Polynomial and Rational Functions
127
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
217
Trigonometry
281
Analytic Trigonometry
373
Topics in Analytic Geometry
449
Answers to OddNumbered Exercises and Tests
1
Index
97
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The Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College Bio: Robert P. Hostetler received his Ph.D. in mathematics from The Pennsylvania State University in 1970. He has taught at Penn State for many years and has authored several calculus, precalculus, and intermediate algebra textbooks. His teaching specialties include remedial algebra, calculus, and math education, and his research interests include mathematics education and textbooks.

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