Edition: 04

Copyright: 2004

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.

Published: 2004

International: No

Copyright: 2004

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.

Published: 2004

International: No

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Fundamentals of Precalculus is designed to review the fundamental topics that are necessary for success in calculus. Containing only five chapters, this text can be covered in a one-semester or one-term course with a minimum of deleting or skipping around. A student who is well acquainted with the material in this text will have the necessary skills, understanding, and insights required in calculus.

**Dugopolski, Mark : Southeastern Louisiana University**

**1. Graphs and Functions **

Real Numbers and Their Properties

Linear and Absolute Value Inequalities

Equations and Graphs in Two Variables

Linear Equations in Two Variables

Functions

Graphs of Relations and Functions

Families of Functions, Transformations, and Symmetry

Operations with Functions

Inverse Functions

**2. Polynomial and Rational Functions**

Quadratic Functions and Inequalities

Complex Numbers

Zeros of Polynomial Functions

The Theory of Equations

Miscellaneous Equations

Graphs of Polynomial Functions

Rational Functions and Inequalities

**3. Trigonometric Functions **

Angles and Their Measurements

The Sine and Cosine Functions

The Graphs of the Sine and Cosine Functions

The Other Trigonometric Functions and Their Graphs

The Inverse Trigonometric Functions

Right Triangle Trigonometry

Identities

Conditional Trigonometric Equations

The Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines

**4. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions**

Exponential Functions and Their Applications

Logarithmic Functions and Their Applications

Rules of Logarithms

More Equations and Applications

**5. Conic Sections, Polar Coordinates, and Parametric Equations **

The Parabola

The Ellipse and the Circle

The Hyperbola

Polar Equations

Polar Equations of the Conics

Parametric Equations

Appendix A Basic Algebra Review

Exponents and Radicals

Polynomials

Factoring Polynomials

Rational Expressions

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Summary

Fundamentals of Precalculus is designed to review the fundamental topics that are necessary for success in calculus. Containing only five chapters, this text can be covered in a one-semester or one-term course with a minimum of deleting or skipping around. A student who is well acquainted with the material in this text will have the necessary skills, understanding, and insights required in calculus.

Author Bio

**Dugopolski, Mark : Southeastern Louisiana University**

Table of Contents

**1. Graphs and Functions **

Real Numbers and Their Properties

Linear and Absolute Value Inequalities

Equations and Graphs in Two Variables

Linear Equations in Two Variables

Functions

Graphs of Relations and Functions

Families of Functions, Transformations, and Symmetry

Operations with Functions

Inverse Functions

**2. Polynomial and Rational Functions**

Quadratic Functions and Inequalities

Complex Numbers

Zeros of Polynomial Functions

The Theory of Equations

Miscellaneous Equations

Graphs of Polynomial Functions

Rational Functions and Inequalities

**3. Trigonometric Functions **

Angles and Their Measurements

The Sine and Cosine Functions

The Graphs of the Sine and Cosine Functions

The Other Trigonometric Functions and Their Graphs

The Inverse Trigonometric Functions

Right Triangle Trigonometry

Identities

Conditional Trigonometric Equations

The Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines

**4. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions**

Exponential Functions and Their Applications

Logarithmic Functions and Their Applications

Rules of Logarithms

More Equations and Applications

**5. Conic Sections, Polar Coordinates, and Parametric Equations **

The Parabola

The Ellipse and the Circle

The Hyperbola

Polar Equations

Polar Equations of the Conics

Parametric Equations

Appendix A Basic Algebra Review

Exponents and Radicals

Polynomials

Factoring Polynomials

Rational Expressions

Publisher Info

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.

Published: 2004

International: No

Published: 2004

International: No

**Dugopolski, Mark : Southeastern Louisiana University**

**1. Graphs and Functions **

Real Numbers and Their Properties

Linear and Absolute Value Inequalities

Equations and Graphs in Two Variables

Linear Equations in Two Variables

Functions

Graphs of Relations and Functions

Families of Functions, Transformations, and Symmetry

Operations with Functions

Inverse Functions

**2. Polynomial and Rational Functions**

Quadratic Functions and Inequalities

Complex Numbers

Zeros of Polynomial Functions

The Theory of Equations

Miscellaneous Equations

Graphs of Polynomial Functions

Rational Functions and Inequalities

**3. Trigonometric Functions **

Angles and Their Measurements

The Sine and Cosine Functions

The Graphs of the Sine and Cosine Functions

The Other Trigonometric Functions and Their Graphs

The Inverse Trigonometric Functions

Right Triangle Trigonometry

Identities

Conditional Trigonometric Equations

The Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines

**4. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions**

Exponential Functions and Their Applications

Logarithmic Functions and Their Applications

Rules of Logarithms

More Equations and Applications

**5. Conic Sections, Polar Coordinates, and Parametric Equations **

The Parabola

The Ellipse and the Circle

The Hyperbola

Polar Equations

Polar Equations of the Conics

Parametric Equations

Appendix A Basic Algebra Review

Exponents and Radicals

Polynomials

Factoring Polynomials

Rational Expressions