## Precalculus with Calculus PreviewsInstructors 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

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2 Functions | 49 |

3 Polynomial and Rational Functions | 129 |

4 Trigonometric Functions | 185 |

5 Triangle Trigonometry | 259 |

6 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions | 295 |

7 Conic Sections | 335 |

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Precalculus with Calculus Previews: Expanded Volume Dennis G. Zill,Jacqueline M. Dewar Limited preview - 2009 |

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algebra angle Answers to selected arithmetic sequence calculus coefficients cosx curve defined determine directrix distance domain ellipse endpoints Exercises Answers exponential expression factor Find an equation foci focus formula fraction geometric sequence given function Graph for Problem horizontal asymptote hyperbola inequality intersection interval inverse length lim xS0 linear logarithmic notation obtain odd function odd-numbered problems begin one-to-one function parabola parametric equations plane Polar axis polar equation polynomial function positive integer quadrant quadratic function quotient radians radius rational function real numbers real zeros rectangular right triangle Section selected odd-numbered problems sequence shown in FIGURE side sin2x sine and cosine sint sinx sketch the graph slant asymptote solution set solve standard form symmetric with respect symmetry synthetic division tangent line tanx Theorem tion trigonometric functions unit circle variables vector vertex vertical asymptote x-axis x-coordinate x-intercepts y-axis π π