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Michael Sullivan’s time-tested approach focuses students on the fundamental skills they need for the course: preparing for class, practicing with homework, and reviewing the concepts. The Enhanced with Graphing Utilities Serieshas evolved to meet today’s course needs by integrating the usage of graphing calculator, active-learning, and technology in new ways to help students be successful in their course, as well as in their future endeavors.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321832139
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 3/7/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 1152
  • Sales rank: 188,733
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Sullivan, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Chicago State University, received a Ph.D. in mathematics from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Mike taught at Chicago State for 35 years before recently retiring. He is a native of Chicago’s South Side and divides his time between a home in Oak Lawn IL and a condo in Naples FL.

Mike is a member of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America. He is a past president of the Text and Academic Authors Association and is currently Treasurer of its Foundation. He is a member of the TAA Council of Fellows and was awarded the TAA Mike Keedy award in 1997 and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. In addition, he represents TAA on the Authors Coalition of America.

Mike has been writing textbooks for more than 35 years and currently has 15 books in print, twelve with Pearson Education. When not writing, he enjoys tennis, golf, gardening, and travel.

Mike has four children: Kathleen, who teaches college mathematics; Michael III, who also teaches college mathematics, and who is his coauthor on two precalculus series; Dan, who is a sales director for Pearson Education; and Colleen, who teaches middle-school and secondary school mathematics. Twelve grandchildren round out the family.

Mike Sullivan III is a professor of mathematics at Joliet Junior College. He holds graduate degrees from DePaul University in both mathematics and economics. Mike is an author or co-author on more than 20 books, including a statistics book and a developmental mathematics series. Mike is the father of three children and an avid golfer who tries to spend as much of his limited free time as possible on the golf course.

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Table of Contents

1.1.1 The Distance and Midpoint Formulas; Graphing Utilities; Introduction to Graphing Equations

1.2 Intercepts; Symmetry; Graphing Key Equations

1.3 Solving Equations Using a Graphing Utility

1.4 Lines

1.5 Circles

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review

Chapter Projects

2. Functions and Their Graphs

2.1 Functions

2.2 The Graph of a Function

2.3 Properties of Functions

2.4 Library of Functions; Piecewise-defined Functions

2.5 Graphing Techniques: Transformations

2.6 Mathematical Models: Building Functions

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review

Chapter Projects

3. Linear and Quadratic Functions

3.1 Linear Functions, Their Properties, and Linear Models

3.2 Building Linear Models from Data

3.3 Quadratic Functions and Their Properties

3.4 Building Quadratic Models from Verbal Descriptions and Data

3.5 Inequalities Involving Quadratic Functions

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review

Chapter Projects

4. Polynomial and Rational Functions

4.1 Polynomial Functions and Models

4.2 The Real Zeros of a Polynomial Function

4.3 Properties of Rational Functions

4.4 The Graph of a Rational Function

4.5 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities

4.6 Complex Zeros; Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review

Chapter Projects

5. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

5.1 Composite Functions

5.2 One-to-One Functions; Inverse Functions

5.3 Exponential Functions

5.4 Logarithmic Functions

5.5 Properties of Logarithms

5.6 Logarithmic and Exponential Equations

5.7 Financial Models

5.8 Exponential Growth and Decay Models; Newton's Law; Logistic Growth and Decay Models

5.9 Building Exponential, Logarithmic, and Logistic Models from Data

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review

Chapter Projects

6. Trigonometric Functions

6.1 Angles and Their Measure

6.2 Trigonometric Functions: Unit Circle Approach

6.3 Properties of the Trigonometric Functions

6.4 Graphs of the Sine and Cosine Functions

6.5 Graphs of the Tangent, Cotangent, Cosecant, and Secant Functions

6.6 Phase Shift; Building Sinusoidal Models

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review

Chapter Projects

7. Analytic Trigonometry

7.1 The Inverse Sine, Cosine, and Tangent Functions

7.2 The Inverse Trigonometric Functions (Continued)

7.3 Trigonometric Equations

7.4 Trigonometric Identities

7.5 Sum and Difference Formulas

7.6 Double-angle and Half-angle Formulas

7.7 Product-to-Sum and Sum-to-Product Formulas

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review

Chapter Projects

8. Applications of Trigonometric Functions

8.1 Right Triangle Trigonometry; Applications

8.2 The Law of Sines

8.3 The Law of Cosines

8.4 Area of a Triangle

8.5 Simple Harmonic Motion; Damped Motion; Combining Waves

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review

Chapter Projects

9. Polar Coordinates; Vectors

9.1 Polar Coordinates

9.2 Polar Equations and Graphs

9.3 The Complex Plane; DeMoivre's Theorem

9.4 Vectors

9.5 The Dot Product

9.6 Vectors in Space

9.7 The Cross Product

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review

Chapter Projects

10. Analytic Geometry

10.1 Conics

10.2 The Parabola

10.3 The Ellipse

10.4 The Hyperbola

10.5 Rotation of Axes; General Form of a Conic

10.6 Polar Equations of Conics

10.7 Plane Curves and Parametric Equations

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review

Chapter Projects

11. Systems of Equations and Inequalities

11.1 Systems of Linear Equations: Substitution and Elimination

11.2 Systems of Linear Equations: Matrices

11.3 Systems of Linear Equations: Determinants

11.4 Matrix Algebra

11.5 Partial Fraction Decomposition

11.6 Systems of Nonlinear Equations

11.7 Systems of Inequalities

11.8 Linear Programming

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review

Chapter Projects

12. Sequences; Induction; the Binomial Theorem

12.1 Sequences

12.2 Arithmetic Sequences

12.3 Geometric Sequences; Geometric Series

12.4 Mathematical Induction

12.5 The Binomial Theorem

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review

Chapter Projects

13. Counting and Probability

13.1 Counting

13.2 Permutations and Combinations

13.3 Probability

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review

Chapter Projects

14. A Preview of Calculus: The Limit, Derivative, and Integral of a Function

14.1 Finding Limits Using Tables and Graphs

14.2 Algebra Techniques for Finding Limits

14.3 One-sided Limits; Continuous Functions

14.4 The Tangent Problem; The Derivative

14.5 The Area Problem; The Integral

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review

Chapter Projects

Appendix A. Review

A.1 Algebra Essentials

A.2 Geometry Essentials

A.3 Polynomials

A.4 Synthetic Division

A.5 Rational Expressions

A.6 Solving Equations

A.7 Complex Numbers; Quadratic Equations in the Complex Number System

A.8 Problem Solving: Interest, Mixture, Uniform Motion, Constant Rate Jobs

A.9 Interval Notation; Solving Inequalities

A.10 nth Roots; Rational Exponents

Appendix B. The Limit of a Sequence; Infinite Series



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