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Precalculus / Edition 9
     

Precalculus / Edition 9

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by Ron Larson
 

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ISBN-10: 1133949010

ISBN-13: 9781133949015

Pub. Date: 01/01/2013

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Larson's PRECALCULUS is known for sound, consistently structured explanations of mathematical concepts and exercises to expertly prepare students for calculus. With the Tenth Edition, the author continues to revolutionize the way students learn by incorporating more real-world applications and innovative technology. How Do You See It? exercises let students

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Larson's PRECALCULUS is known for sound, consistently structured explanations of mathematical concepts and exercises to expertly prepare students for calculus. With the Tenth Edition, the author continues to revolutionize the way students learn by incorporating more real-world applications and innovative technology. How Do You See It? exercises let students practice applying concepts. Summarize and Checkpoint questions reinforce understanding of skills. MindTap Math, an available option for Larson's PRECALCULUS is the digital learning solution that helps instructors transform today's students into critical thinkers. Developed in response to years of research, MindTap addresses the unmet needs of students and educators. MindTap allows instructors to easily personalize their course with dynamic learning tools, videos and assessments, a student diagnostic pre-test and personalized plan to help students improve foundational skills outside of class, and just-in-time remediation assets that keep students focused and engaged.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781133949015
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
976
Sales rank:
318,939
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. FUNCTIONS AND THEIR GRAPHS. Rectangular Coordinates. Graphs of Equations. Linear Equations in Two Variables. Functions. Analyzing Graphs of Functions. A Library of Parent Functions. Transformations of Functions. Combinations of Functions: Composite Functions. Inverse Functions. Mathematical Modeling and Variation. Chapter Summary. Review Exercises. Chapter Test. Proofs in Mathematics. P.S. Problem Solving. POLYNOMIAL AND RATIONAL FUNCTIONS. Quadratic Functions and Models. Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree. Polynomial and Synthetic Division. Complex Numbers. Zeros of Polynomial Functions. Rational Functions. Nonlinear Inequalities. Chapter Summary. Review Exercises. Chapter Test. Proofs in Mathematics. P.S. Problem Solving. 3. EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS. Exponential Functions and Their Graphs. Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs. Properties of Logarithms. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations. Exponential and Logarithmic Models. Chapter Summary. Review Exercises. Chapter Test. Cumulative Test for Chapters 1-3. Proofs in Mathematics. P.S. Problem Solving. 4. TRIGONOMETRY. Radian and Degree Measure. Trigonometric Functions: The Unit Circle. Right Triangle Trigonometry. Trigonometric Functions of Any Angle. Graphs of Sine and Cosine Functions. Graphs of Other Trigonometric Functions. Inverse Trigonometric Functions. Applications and Models. Chapter Summary. Review Exercises. Chapter Test. Proofs in Mathematics. P.S. Problem Solving. 5. ANALYTIC TRIGONOMETRY. Using Fundamental Identities. Verifying Trigonometric Identities. Solving Trigonometric Equations. Sum and Difference Formulas. Multiple-Angle and Product-to-Sum Formulas. Chapter Summary. Review Exercises. Chapter Test. Proofs in Mathematics. P.S. Problem Solving. 6. ADDITIONAL TOPICS IN TRIGONOMETRY. Law of Sines. Law of Cosines. Vectors in the Plane. Vectors and Dot Products. The Complex Plane. Trigonometric Form of a Complex Number. Chapter Summary. Review Exercises. Chapter Test. Cumulative Test for Chapters 4-6. Proofs in Mathematics. P.S. Problem Solving. 7. SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES. Linear and Nonlinear Systems of Equations. Two-Variable Linear Systems. Multivariable Linear Systems. Partial Fractions. Systems of Inequalities. Linear Programming. Chapter Summary. Review Exercises. Chapter Test. Proofs in Mathematics. P.S. Problem Solving. 8. MATRICES AND DETERMINANTS. Matrices and Systems of Equations. Operations with Matrices. The Inverse of a Square Matrix. The Determinant of a Square Matrix. Applications of Matrices and Determinants. Chapter Summary. Review Exercises. Chapter Test. Proofs in Mathematics. P.S. Problem Solving. 9. SEQUENCES, SERIES, AND PROBABILITY. Sequences and Series. Arithmetic Sequences and Partial Sums. Geometric Sequences and Series. Mathematical Induction. The Binomial Theorem. Counting Principles. Probability. Chapter Summary. Review Exercises. Chapter Test. Cumulative Test for Chapters 7-9. Proofs in Mathematics. P.S. Problem Solving. 10. TOPICS IN ANALYTIC GEOMETRY. Lines. Introduction to Conics: Parabolas. Ellipses. Hyperbolas. Rotation of Conics. Parametric Equations. Polar Coordinates. Graphs of Polar Equations. Polar Equations of Conics. Chapter Summary. Review Exercises. Chapter Test. Proofs in Mathematics. P.S. Problem Solving. APPENDIX A. Review of Fundamental Concepts of Algebra. A.1 Real Numbers and Their Properties. A.2 Exponents and Radicals. A.3 Polynomials and Factoring. A.4 Rational Expressions. A.5 Solving Equations. A.6 Linear Inequalities in One Variable. A.7 Errors and the Algebra of Calculus. APPENDIX B. Concepts in Statistics (Web). B.1 Representing Data. B.2 Analyzing Data. B.3 Modeling Data.

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Precalculus 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This book was so memorable that all I can remember about it was the ugly boring cover. It was so inspiring that I never bothered keeping it. I think I sold it back to the bookstore for like $20. But all in all, its your typical text on the topic. Nothing fancy or special about it, but it does the job. It helped to get me an A in the class so what more can I ask?