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Overview

Emphasizing graphing technology and business applications, this user-friendly book is the perfect reference for everyday and business mathematics. Solves problems using both algebra and a graphing utility, with the benefits of each illustrated. Uses real data to help readers make connections between the mathematics learned and familiar situations. Uses up-to-date technology including the more powerful features of ZERO(ROOT) and INTERSECT, with minimal use of TRACE. Helps readers quickly identify key points in the book with a vivid new full-color design. For anyone who needs to brush up on everyday or business-related mathematics.
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This textbook is intended to meet the needs of students with little background or interest in mathematics as well as those with a strong math background and plans for advanced study. It introduces the terminology and basic concepts of precalculus. Each chapter includes brief articles tying the concepts to current events, step-by-step examples, a variety of practice problems, and an end-of-chapter review. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130206923
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 12/30/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1120
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.29 (h) x 1.72 (d)

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Chapter Review.)
1. Graphs.

Rectangular Coordinates; Graphing Utilities; Scatter Diagrams. Graphs of Equations. Solving Equations. Setting Up Equations; Applications. Solving Inequalities. Lines. Circles.

2. Function and Models.
Functions. Linear Functions and Models. Characteristics of Functions; Library of Functions. Graphing Techniques: Transformations. Operations on Functions; Composite Functions. Mathematical Models; Constructing Functions.

3. Polynomial and Rational Functions.
Quadratic Functions and Models. Power Functions and Models. Polynomial Functions and Models. The Real Zeros of a Polynomial Function. Complex Numbers; Quadratic Equations with a Negative Discriminant. Complex Zeros; Fundamental Theorem of Algebra. Rational Functions. Polynomial and Rational Inequalities.

4. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
One-to-One Functions; Inverse Functions. Exponential Functions. Logarithmic Functions. Properties of Logarithms. Logarithmic and Exponential Equations. Compound Interest. Growth and Decay. Exponential, Logarithmic, and Logistic Curve Fitting.

5. Trigonometric Functions.
Angles and Their Measure. Trigonometric Functions: Unit Circle Approach. Properties of the Trigonometric Functions. Right Triangle Trigonometry. Graphs of Trigonometric Functions. Sinusoidal Graphs; Sinusoidal Curve Fitting.

6. AnalyticTrigonometry.
Trigonometric Identities. Sum and Difference Formulas. Double-Angle and Half -Angle Formulas. Product-to-Sum and Sum-to-Product Formulas. The Inverse Trigonometric Functions. Trigonometric Equations (I). Trigonometric Equations (II).

7. Applications of Trigonometric Functions.
Solving Right Triangles. The Law of Sines. The Law of Cosines. The Area of a Triangle. Simple Harmonic Motion; Damped Motion.

8. Polar Coordinates; Vectors.
Polar Coordinates. Polar Equations and Graphs. The Complex Plane; Demoivre's Theorem. Vectors. The Dot Product. Vectors in Space.

9. Analytic Geometry.
Conics. The Parabola. The Ellipse. The Hyperbola. Rotation of Axes; General Form of a Conic. Polar Equations of Conics. Plane Curves and Parametric Equations.

10. Systems of Equations and Inequalities.
Systems of Linear Equations: Two Equations Containing Two Variables. Systems of Linear Equations: Three Equations Containing Three Variables. Systems of Linear Equations: Matrices. Systems of Linear Equations: Determinants. Matrix Algebra. Partial Fraction Decomposition. Systems of Nonlinear Equations. Systems of Linear Inequalities; Linear Programming.

11. Sequences; Induction; The Binomial Theorem.
Sequences. Arithmetic Sequences. Geometric Sequences; Geometric Series. Mathematical Induction. The Binomial Theorem.

12. Counting and Probability.
Sets and Counting. Permutations and Combinations. Probability of Equally Liked Outcomes. Analyzing Univariate Data; Obtaining Probabilities from Data.

13. A Preview of Calculus: The Limit and the Derivative of a Function.
Finding Limits Using Tables and Graphs. Algebra Techniques for Finding Limits. One-Sided Limits; Continuous Functions. The Tangent Problem; The Derivative.

Appendix Review.
Topics from Algebra and Geometry. Completing the Square; The Quadratic Formula. Polynomials. Polynomial Division. Rational Expressions. Radicals; Rational Exponents.

Answers.
Index.
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