Precalculus

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Cengage Learning, Jan 26, 2006 - Mathematics - 1056 pages
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This market-leading text continues to provide both students and instructors with sound, consistently structured explanations of the mathematical concepts. Designed for a one- or two-term course that prepares students to study calculus, the new Seventh Edition retains the features that have made Precalculus a complete solution for both students and instructors: interesting applications, cutting-edge design, and innovative technology combined with an abundance of carefully written 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
Additional Topics in Trigonometry
429
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
495
Matrices and Determinants
571
Sequences Series and Probability
641
Topics in Analytic Geometry
727
Review of Fundamental Concepts of Algebra
A-1
Answers to OddNumbered Exercises and Tests
A-77
Index
A-211
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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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