Summary: 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...show more 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.
Edition/Copyright:07 Cover: Hardback Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Published: 01/30/2006 International: No
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1. Functions and Their Graphs
Rectangular Coordinates Graphs of Equations Linear Equations in Two Variables Functions 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
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
Lines Introduction to Conics Parabolas Ellipses Hyperbolas 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
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