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Contemporary Precalculus / Edition 2

Contemporary Precalculus / Edition 2

by Thomas W. Hungerford


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In this text/CD-ROM package, Hungerford (Cleveland State University) provides background needed in calculus for students who have had two or three years of high school mathematics. Mathematics is presented in an informal manner that stresses real-world problem solving. This fourth edition contains an optional sections on variation, expanded coverage of conic sections, and an optional chapter on limits. The CD- ROM contains eight hours of video instruction. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780030190728
Publisher: Harcourt College Publishers
Publication date: 08/28/1996
Edition description: Older Edition

Table of Contents

1.1The Real Number System2
1.1.ASpecial Topics: Decimal Representations of Real Numbers16
1.2Solving Equations Algebraically18
1.2.ASpecial Topics: Absolute Value Equations28
1.2.BSpecial Topics: Variation30
1.3The Coordinate Plane36
Chapter 1 Review63
Discovery Project 168
2Graphs and Technology69
2.2Solving Equations Graphically and Numerically83
2.3Applications of Equations90
2.4Optimization Applications101
2.5Linear Models105
Chapter 2 Review117
Discovery Project 2121
3Functions and Graphs124
3.2Functional Notation136
3.3Graphs of Functions146
3.3.ASpecial Topics: Graph Reading161
3.4Graphs and Transformations166
3.4.ASpecial Topics: Symmetry177
3.5Operations on Functions182
3.6Rates of Change192
3.7Inverse Functions203
Chapter 3 Review213
Discovery Project 3220
4Polynomial and Rational Functions224
4.1Quadratic Functions225
4.2Polynomial Functions235
4.2.ASpecial Topics: Synthetic Division243
4.3Real Roots of Polynomials247
4.4Graphs of Polynomial Functions254
4.4.ASpecial Topics: Polynomial Models267
4.5Rational Functions272
4.5.ASpecial Topics: Other Rational Functions288
4.6Polynomial and Rational Inequalities292
4.6.ASpecial Topics: Absolute Value Inequalities302
4.7Complex Numbers305
4.8Theory of Equations312
Chapter 4 Review318
Discovery Project 4324
5Exponential and Logarithmic Functions325
5.1Radicals and Rational Exponents326
5.1.ASpecial Topics: Radical Equations334
5.2Exponential Functions341
5.2.ASpecial Topics: Compound Interest and the Number e354
5.3Common and Natural Logarithmic Functions360
5.4Properties of Logarithms369
5.4.ASpecial Topics: Logarithmic Functions to Other Bases375
5.5Algebraic Solutions of Exponential and Logarithmic Equations383
5.6Exponential, Logarithmic, and Other Models392
Chapter 5 Review403
Discovery Project 5409
6Trigonometric Functions411
6.1Angles and Their Measurement412
6.2The Sine, Cosine, and Tangent Functions423
6.2Alternate: The Sine, Cosine, and Tangent Functions431
6.3Algebra and Identities437
6.4Basic Graphs445
6.5Periodic Graphs and Simple Harmonic Motion455
6.5.ASpecial Topics: Other Trigonometric Graphs468
6.6Other Trigonometric Functions474
Chapter 6 Review482
Discovery Project 6487
7Trigonometric Identities and Equations489
7.1Basic Identities and Proofs490
7.2Addition and Subtraction Identities498
7.2.ASpecial Topics: Lines and Angles506
7.3Other Identities510
7.4Inverse Trigonometric Functions518
7.5Trigonometric Equations527
Chapter 7 Review537
Discovery Project 7540
8Triangle Trigonometry542
8.1Trigonometric Functions of Angles543
8.1Alternate: Trigonometric Functions of Angles553
8.2Applications of Right Triangle Trigonometry558
8.3The Law of Cosines566
8.4The Law of Sines573
8.4.ASpecial Topics: The Area of a Triangle582
Chapter 8 Review586
Discovery Project 8589
9Applications of Trigonometry591
9.1The Complex Plane and Polar Form for Complex Numbers592
9.2DeMoivre's Theorem and the nth Roots of Complex Numbers598
9.3Vectors in the Plane606
9.4The Dot Product621
Chapter 9 Review631
Discovery Project 9634
10Analytic Geometry636
10.1Circles and Ellipses638
10.4Rotations and Second-Degree Equations672
10.4.ASpecial Topics: Rotation of Axes676
10.5Plane Curves and Parametric Equations681
10.6Polar Coordinates695
10.7Polar Equations of Conics704
Chapter 10 Review715
Discovery Project 10719
11Systems of Equations721
11.1Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables722
11.1.ASpecial Topics: Systems of Nonlinear Equations735
11.2Large Systems of Linear Equations742
11.3Matrix Methods for Square Systems758
Chapter 11 Review771
Discovery Project 11774
12Discrete Algebra776
12.1Sequences and Sums777
12.2Arithmetic Sequences788
12.3Geometric Sequences794
12.3.ASpecial Topics: Infinite Series801
12.4The Binomial Theorem806
12.5Mathematical Induction813
Chapter 12 Review823
Discovery Project 12826
13Limits and Continuity828
13.1Limits of Functions829
13.2Properties of Limits840
13.2.ASpecial Topics: The Formal Definition of Limit847
13.4Limits Involving Infinity865
Chapter 13 Review876
Discovery Project 13878
Appendix 1Algebra Review882
Appendix 2Geometry Review902
Appendix 3Programs914
Selected Answers919
Index of Applications996

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