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Precalculus : Concise Course

Precalculus : Concise Course - 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618627196

Cover of Precalculus : Concise Course 07 (ISBN 978-0618627196)
ISBN13: 978-0618627196
ISBN10: 0618627197

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2007
International: No

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Precalculus : Concise Course - 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618627196

Ron Larson and Robert Hostetler

ISBN13: 978-0618627196
ISBN10: 0618627197

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2007
International: No

With the same design and feature sets as the market leading Precalculus, 7/e, this new concise text provides both students and instructors with sound, consistently structured explanations of the mathematical concepts. Precalculus A Concise Course is designed to offer a cost-effective, one-semester alternative to the traditional two-semester precalculus text. It contains the features that have made the Larson/Hostetler series a complete solution for both students and instructors interesting applications, pedagogically effective design, and innovative technology combined with an abundance of carefully developed examples with worked-out solutions and exercises. In addition

  • Side-by-Side Example Solutions for select examples include multiple problem solving approaches--such as algebraic, graphical, and numerical--to appeal to a variety of teaching and learning styles.
  • Checkpoints after each Example/Solution refer students to similar drills in the Section Exercises, giving students the opportunity to practice and reinforce the concepts they just learned. Answers to Checkpoints are included at the back of the book.
  • Vocabulary Checks open every set of Section Exercises. This review of mathematical terms, formulas, and theorems provides regular assessment and reinforcement of students' understanding of algebraic language and concepts.
  • Exercise Sets are carefully developed to improve the categorization of problems from basic skill-building to challenging; improve the pairing of similar odd- and even-numbered exercises; update all real data; and add real-life and real-data applications.
  • New! Make a Decision applications--presented throughout the text at the end of selected exercise sets--are based on large sets of real data. These extended modeling applications give students the opportunity to use all the mathematical concepts and techniques they've learned and apply them to large sets of real date--analyzing it, graphing it, and making conjectures about its behavior. These applications are featured in Eduspace and the Online Learning Center in an interactive format.
  • Eduspace, powered by Blackboard, Houghton Mifflin's online learning environment, brings your students quality online homework, tutorials, multimedia, and testing that correspond to the Precalculus A Concise Course text. This content is paired with the recognized course management tools of Blackboard.

Table of Contents

1. Functions and Their Graphs

Rectangular Coordinates
Graphs of Equations
Linear Equations in Two Variables
Analyzing Graphs of Functions
A Library of Functions
Transformations of Functions
Combinations of Functions Composite Functions
Inverse Functions
Mathematical Modeling and Variation

2. Polynomial and Rational Functions

Quadratic Functions and Models
Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree
Polynomial and Synthetic Division
Complex Numbers
Zeros of Polynomial Functions
Rational Functions
Nonlinear Inequalities

3. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Exponential Functions and Their Graphs
Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs
Properties of Logarithms
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Exponential and Logarithmic Models
Cumulative Test Chapters 1-3

4. Trigonometry

Radian and Degree Measure
Trigonometric Functions The Unit Circle
Right Triangle Trigonometry
Trigonometric Functions of Any Angle
Graphs of Sine and Cosine Functions
Graphs of Other Trigonometric Functions
Inverse Trigonometric Functions
Applications and Models

5. Analytic Trigonometry

Using Fundamental Identities
Verifying Trigonometric Identities
Solving Trigonometric Equations
Sum and Difference Formulas
Multiple-Angle and Product-to-Sum Formulas
Law of Sines
Law of Cosines

6. Topics in Analytic Geometry

Introduction to Conics Parabolas
Parametric Equations
Polar Coordinates
Graphs of Polar Coordinates
Polar Equations of Conics
Cumulative Test Chapters 4-6

Appendix A. A Review of Fundamental Concepts of Algebra (web)

Real Numbers and Their Properties
Exponents and Radicals
Polynomials and Factoring
Rational Expressions
Solving Equations
Solving Inequalities
Errors and the Algebra of Calculus

Appendix B. Concepts in Statistics (web)

Representing Data
Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
Least Squares Regression