Precalculus with Calculus Previews

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Apr 20, 2011 - Mathematics - 528 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

Acknowledgments
xv
1 Inequalities Equations and Graphs
3
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
8 Systems of Equations and Inequalities
393
9 Sequences and Series
429
Final Examination
464
Answers to Selected OddNumbered Problems
469
Index
497
Credits
509
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