Precalculus

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - Mathematics - 464 pages
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PRECALCULUS, Fifth Edition, focuses on teaching the essentials that students need to both fulfill their precalculus requirement and be fully prepared to succeed in calculus. The text presents an integrated review of algebra and trigonometry while covering fundamental calculus concepts, and providing the solid grounding in analysis and graphing that is necessary to make a successful transition to calculus. This streamlined text provides all the mathematics that students need--without bogging them down in review material or overwhelming them with too much, too soon. The authors have purposely kept this book, unlike many available Precalculus books, at a length that can be covered in one term.
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Contents

Functions
1
New Functions from Old
83
Algebraic Functions
127
Trigonometric Functions
193
Exponential and Logarithm Functions
279
Conic Sections Polar Coordinates and Parametric Equations
317
Answers to Odd Exercises
371
Index
439
Algebra Formulas
449
Common Graphs
450
Trigonometry
451
Geometry
452
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J. Douglas Faires, late of Youngstown State University, pursued mathematical interests in analysis, numerical analysis, mathematics history, and problem solving. Dr. Faires won numerous awards, including the Outstanding College-University Teacher of Mathematics by the Ohio Section of MAA and five Distinguished Faculty awards from Youngstown State University, which also awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Science award in 2006.

Jim DeFranza is a Professor of Mathematics at St. Lawrence University. His research interests are in analysis, sequence space theory and summability. He received his PhD from Kent State University.

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