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by Eric Connally, Deborah Hughes-Hallett and Andrew M. Gleason

Edition: 2ND 07Copyright: 2007

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Published: 2007

International: No

Eric Connally, Deborah Hughes-Hallett and Andrew M. Gleason

Edition: 2ND 07
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This is a new edition of the precalculus text developed by the Consortium based at Harvard University and funded by a National Science Foundation Grant. The text is thought-provoking for well-prepared students while still accessible to students with weaker backgrounds. It provides numerical and graphical approaches as well as algebraic approaches to give students another way of mastering the material. This approach encourages students to persist thereby lowering failure rates. A large number of real-world examples and problems enable students to create mathematical models that will help them understand the world in which they live. The focus is on those topics that are essential to the study of calculus and these topics are treated in depth. Linear exponential power and periodic functions are introduced before polynomial and rational functions to take advantage of their use to model physical phenomena. Building on the Consortium's Rule of Four: Each function is represented symbolically numerically graphically and verbally where appropriate.

Chapter 1. Functions Lines and Change.

Chapter 2. Functions Quadratics and Concavity.

Chapter 3. Exponential Functions.

Chapter 4. Logarithmic Functions.

Chapter 5. Transformations of Functions and Their Graphs.

Chapter 6. Trigonometric Functions.

Chapter 7. Trigonometry.

Chapter 8. Compositions Inverses and Combinations of Functions.

Chapter 9. Polynomial and Rational Functions.

Chapter 10. Vectors and Matrices.

Chapter 11. Sequences and Series.

Chapter 12. Parametric Equations and Conic Sections. Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems.

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This is a new edition of the precalculus text developed by the Consortium based at Harvard University and funded by a National Science Foundation Grant. The text is thought-provoking for well-prepared students while still accessible to students with weaker backgrounds. It provides numerical and graphical approaches as well as algebraic approaches to give students another way of mastering the material. This approach encourages students to persist thereby lowering failure rates. A large number of real-world examples and problems enable students to create mathematical models that will help them understand the world in which they live. The focus is on those topics that are essential to the study of calculus and these topics are treated in depth. Linear exponential power and periodic functions are introduced before polynomial and rational functions to take advantage of their use to model physical phenomena. Building on the Consortium's Rule of Four: Each function is represented symbolically numerically graphically and verbally where appropriate.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Functions Lines and Change.

Chapter 2. Functions Quadratics and Concavity.

Chapter 3. Exponential Functions.

Chapter 4. Logarithmic Functions.

Chapter 5. Transformations of Functions and Their Graphs.

Chapter 6. Trigonometric Functions.

Chapter 7. Trigonometry.

Chapter 8. Compositions Inverses and Combinations of Functions.

Chapter 9. Polynomial and Rational Functions.

Chapter 10. Vectors and Matrices.

Chapter 11. Sequences and Series.

Chapter 12. Parametric Equations and Conic Sections. Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems.

Publisher Info

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Published: 2007

International: No

Published: 2007

International: No

Chapter 2. Functions Quadratics and Concavity.

Chapter 3. Exponential Functions.

Chapter 4. Logarithmic Functions.

Chapter 5. Transformations of Functions and Their Graphs.

Chapter 6. Trigonometric Functions.

Chapter 7. Trigonometry.

Chapter 8. Compositions Inverses and Combinations of Functions.

Chapter 9. Polynomial and Rational Functions.

Chapter 10. Vectors and Matrices.

Chapter 11. Sequences and Series.

Chapter 12. Parametric Equations and Conic Sections. Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems.