Precalculus: Mathematics for CalculusThis best selling author team explains concepts simply and clearly, without glossing over difficult points. Problem solving and mathematical modeling are introduced early and reinforced throughout, providing students with a solid foundation in the principles of mathematical thinking. Comprehensive and evenly paced, the book provides complete coverage of the function concept, and integrates a significant amount of graphing calculator material to help students develop insight into mathematical ideas. The authors’ attention to detail and clarity, the same as found in James Stewart’s marketleading Calculus text, is what makes this text the market leader. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version. 
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Review: Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus (with CDROM and Ilrn ) [With CDROM]
User Review  Bryguy  GoodreadsAfter seeing some other math textbooks, I realized that this is the best math textbook I've ever had. Its explanations are clear and succinct. It also makes a successful attempt to give some interesting background information on mathematicians. Read full review
Review: Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus (with CDROM and Ilrn ) [With CDROM]
User Review  Miguel  GoodreadsAn excellent book about basic algebra and trigonometry that would make you crush Calculus, he explain very well. I am majoring engineering and this is so far, my favorite math book. Read full review
Contents
Fundamentals  1 
Functions  141 
Polynomial And Rational Functions  223 
Exponential And Logarithmic Functions  301 
Trigonometric Functions Unit Circle Approach  369 
Trigonometric Functions Right Triangle Approach  433 
Analytic Trigonometry  493 
Polar Coordinates And Parametric Equations  541 
Vectors In Two And Three Dimensions  579 
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