## Precalculus: Mathematics for CalculusThis 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. 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

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 |

### Other editions - View all

Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus James Stewart,Lothar Redlin,Saleem Watson Limited preview - 2005 |

Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus James Stewart,Lothar Redlin,Saleem Watson Limited preview - 2013 |

Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus James Stewart,Lothar Redlin,Saleem Watson Limited preview - 2011 |

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