Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus

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Cengage Learning, Oct 20, 2005 - Mathematics - 1056 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, so that when students finish the course, they have a solid foundation in the principles of mathematical thinking. This comprehensive, evenly paced book provides complete coverage of the function concept and integrates substantial graphing calculator materials that help students develop insight into mathematical ideas. The authors' attention to detail and clarity, as in James Stewart's market-leading Calculus text, is what makes this text the market leader.
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Contents

Functions
146
Polynomial and Rational Functions
248
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
326
Trigonometric Functions of Real Numbers
398
Trigonometric Functions of Angles
466
Analytic Trigonometry
526
Polar Coordinates and Vectors
580
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
634
Analytic Geometry
742
Sequences and Series
820
Limits A Preview of Calculus
880
Answers to OddNumbered Exercises and Chapter Tests
1
Index
73
Photo Credits
87
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Stewart was educated at the University of Toronto and Stanford University, did research at the University of London, and now teaches at McMaster University.

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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