Precalculus with Calculus Previews

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Jun 19, 2009 - Mathematics - 310 pages
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Instructors are always faced with the dilemma of too much material and too little time. Perfect for the one-term course, Precalculus with Calculus Previews, Fourth Edition provides a complete, yet manageable, introduction to precalculus concepts while focusing on important topics that will be of direct and immediate use in most calculus courses. Consistent with Professor Zill's eloquent writing style, this four-color text offers numerous exercise sets and examples to aid in students' learning and understanding, while graphs and figures throughout serve to illuminate key concepts. The exercise sets include engaging problems that focus on algebra, graphing, and function theory, the sub-text of so many calculus problems. The authors are careful to use the terminology of calculus in an informal and comprehensible way to facilitate the student's successful transition into future calculus courses. With an extensive Student Study Guide and a full Solutions Manual for instructors, Precalculus with Calculus Previews offers a complete teaching and learning package!
 

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Contents

This manual is intended to accompany Precalculus with Calculus Previews Expanded Vol
17
Use of a Calculator
29
Topics in Algebra This part consists of short discussions of appropriate topics from
31
Inequalities Equations and Graphs
47
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48
Polynomial and Rational Functions
53
Trigonometric Functions
56
Conic Sections
63
Selected Solutions
71
Conic Sections
230
Final Examination Answers
304
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Dennis G. Zill is professor of mathematics at Loyola Marymount University. His interests are in applied mathematics, special functions, and integral transforms. Dr. Zill received his Ph.D. in applied mathematics and his M.S. from Iowa State University in 1967 and 1964, respectively. He received his B.A. from St. Mary's in Winona, Minnesota, in 1962. Dr. Zill also is former chair of the Mathematics Department at Loyola Marymount University. He is the author or co-author of 13 mathematics texts.

Lou Anne Wright holds an M.F.A. in Voice, Speech and Dialects Coaching & Training from the National Theatre Conservatory. She is a Certified Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework. As a voice and dialect coach, she has worked with many professional and regional repertory companies, including the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. She is co-author of the book PLAYWRITING: FROM FORMULA TO FORM, published by Thomson Wadsworth. Her screenwriting credits include the film adaptation of Eudora Welty's THE HITCH-HIKERS, which featured Patty Duke and Richard Hatch (and for which she was nominated for the Directors Guild of America's Lillian Gish award).

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