Make the grade with PRECALCULUS and its accompanying technology! With a focus on teaching the essentials, this streamlined mathematics text provides you with the fundamentals necessary to be successful in this course—and your future calculus course. Exercises and examples are presented in the same way that you will encounter them in calculus, familiarizing you with concepts you'll use again, and preparing you to succeed. In-text study aids further help you master concepts.
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J. Douglas Faires, late of Youngstown State University, pursued mathematical interests in analysis, numerical analysis, mathematics history, and problem solving. Dr. Faires won numerous awards, including the Outstanding College-University Teacher of Mathematics by the Ohio Section of MAA and five Distinguished Faculty awards from Youngstown State University, which also awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Science award in 2006.
Jim DeFranza is a Professor of Mathematics at St. Lawrence University. His research interests are in analysis, sequence space theory and summability. He received his PhD from Kent State University.