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Overview
This marketleading text continues to provide both students and instructors with sound, consistently structured explanations of the mathematical concepts. Designed for a one or twoterm course that prepares students to study calculus, the new Eighth Edition retains the features that have made PRECALCULUS a complete solution for both students and instructors: interesting applications, cuttingedge design, and innovative technology combined with an abundance of carefully written exercises.
Product Details
ISBN13:  9781133949015 

Publisher:  Cengage Learning 
Publication date:  01/01/2013 
Edition description:  Older Edition 
Pages:  976 
Sales rank:  750,368 
Product dimensions:  8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.40(d) 
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This marketleading text continues to provide both students and instructors with sound, consistently structured explanations of the mathematical concepts. Designed for a one or twoterm course that prepares students to study calculus, the new Eighth Edition retains the features that have made PRECALCULUS a complete solution for both students and instructors: interesting applications, cuttingedge design, and innovative technology combined with an abundance of carefully written exercises.
First Chapter
This marketleading text continues to provide both students and instructors with sound, consistently structured explanations of the mathematical concepts. Designed for a one or twoterm course that prepares students to study calculus, the new Eighth Edition retains the features that have made PRECALCULUS a complete solution for both students and instructors: interesting applications, cuttingedge design, and innovative technology combined with an abundance of carefully written exercises.
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 Functions. Transformations of Functions. Combinations of Functions: Composite Functions. Inverse Functions. Mathematical Modeling and Variation. 2. 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. 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. 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. 5. ANALYTIC TRIGONOMETRY. Using Fundamental Identities. Verifying Trigonometric Identities. Solving Trigonometric Equations. Sum and Difference Formulas. MultipleAngle and ProducttoSum Formulas. 6. ADDITIONAL TOPICS IN TRIGONOMETERY. Law of Sines. Law of Cosines. Vectors in the Plane. Vectors and Dot Products. Trigonometric Form of a Complex Number. 7. SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES. Linear and Nonlinear Systems of Equations. TwoVariable Linear Systems. Multivariable Linear Systems. Partial Fractions. Systems of Inequalities. Linear Programming. 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. 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. 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. APPENDIX A: REVIEW OF FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF ALGEBRA. Real Numbers and Their Properties. Exponents and Radicals. Polynomials and Factoring. Rational Expressions. Solving Equations. Linear Inequalities in One Variable. Errors and the Algebra of Calculus. APPENDIX B: CONCEPTS IN STATISTICS (WEB). Representing Data. Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion. Least Squares Regression.
Reading Group Guide
1. FUNCTIONS AND THEIR GRAPHS. Rectangular Coordinates. Graphs of Equations. Linear Equations in Two Variables. Functions. Analyzing Graphs of Functions. A Library of Functions. Transformations of Functions. Combinations of Functions: Composite Functions. Inverse Functions. Mathematical Modeling and Variation. 2. 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. 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. 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. 5. ANALYTIC TRIGONOMETRY. Using Fundamental Identities. Verifying Trigonometric Identities. Solving Trigonometric Equations. Sum and Difference Formulas. MultipleAngle and ProducttoSum Formulas. 6. ADDITIONAL TOPICS IN TRIGONOMETERY. Law of Sines. Law of Cosines. Vectors in the Plane. Vectors and Dot Products. Trigonometric Form of a Complex Number. 7. SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES. Linear and Nonlinear Systems of Equations. TwoVariable Linear Systems. Multivariable Linear Systems. Partial Fractions. Systems of Inequalities. Linear Programming. 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. 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. 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. APPENDIX A: REVIEW OF FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF ALGEBRA. Real Numbers and Their Properties. Exponents and Radicals. Polynomials and Factoring. Rational Expressions. Solving Equations. Linear Inequalities in One Variable. Errors and the Algebra of Calculus. APPENDIX B: CONCEPTS IN STATISTICS (WEB). Representing Data. Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion. Least Squares Regression.
Interviews
1. FUNCTIONS AND THEIR GRAPHS. Rectangular Coordinates. Graphs of Equations. Linear Equations in Two Variables. Functions. Analyzing Graphs of Functions. A Library of Functions. Transformations of Functions. Combinations of Functions: Composite Functions. Inverse Functions. Mathematical Modeling and Variation. 2. 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. 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. 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. 5. ANALYTIC TRIGONOMETRY. Using Fundamental Identities. Verifying Trigonometric Identities. Solving Trigonometric Equations. Sum and Difference Formulas. MultipleAngle and ProducttoSum Formulas. 6. ADDITIONAL TOPICS IN TRIGONOMETERY. Law of Sines. Law of Cosines. Vectors in the Plane. Vectors and Dot Products. Trigonometric Form of a Complex Number. 7. SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES. Linear and Nonlinear Systems of Equations. TwoVariable Linear Systems. Multivariable Linear Systems. Partial Fractions. Systems of Inequalities. Linear Programming. 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. 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. 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. APPENDIX A: REVIEW OF FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF ALGEBRA. Real Numbers and Their Properties. Exponents and Radicals. Polynomials and Factoring. Rational Expressions. Solving Equations. Linear Inequalities in One Variable. Errors and the Algebra of Calculus. APPENDIX B: CONCEPTS IN STATISTICS (WEB). Representing Data. Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion. Least Squares Regression.
Recipe
1. FUNCTIONS AND THEIR GRAPHS. Rectangular Coordinates. Graphs of Equations. Linear Equations in Two Variables. Functions. Analyzing Graphs of Functions. A Library of Functions. Transformations of Functions. Combinations of Functions: Composite Functions. Inverse Functions. Mathematical Modeling and Variation. 2. 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. 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. 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. 5. ANALYTIC TRIGONOMETRY. Using Fundamental Identities. Verifying Trigonometric Identities. Solving Trigonometric Equations. Sum and Difference Formulas. MultipleAngle and ProducttoSum Formulas. 6. ADDITIONAL TOPICS IN TRIGONOMETERY. Law of Sines. Law of Cosines. Vectors in the Plane. Vectors and Dot Products. Trigonometric Form of a Complex Number. 7. SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES. Linear and Nonlinear Systems of Equations. TwoVariable Linear Systems. Multivariable Linear Systems. Partial Fractions. Systems of Inequalities. Linear Programming. 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. 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. 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. APPENDIX A: REVIEW OF FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF ALGEBRA. Real Numbers and Their Properties. Exponents and Radicals. Polynomials and Factoring. Rational Expressions. Solving Equations. Linear Inequalities in One Variable. Errors and the Algebra of Calculus. APPENDIX B: CONCEPTS IN STATISTICS (WEB). Representing Data. Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion. Least Squares Regression.
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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?
