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Precalculusby Michael Sullivan
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Mike Sullivan’s timetested approach focuses students on the fundamental skills they need for the course: preparing for class, practicing with homework, and reviewing the concepts. In the Ninth Edition, Precalculus has evolved to meet today’s course needs, building on these hallmarks by integrating projects and other interactive learning tools for use in the classroom or online.
New Internetbased Chapter Projects apply skills to realworld problems and are accompanied by assignable MathXL exercises to make it easier to incorporate these projects into the course. In addition, a variety of new exercise types, Showcase Examples, and video tutorials for MathXL exercises give instructors even more flexibility, while helping students build their conceptual understanding.
MyMathLab provides a wide range of homework, tutorial, and assessment tools that make it easy to manage your course online. Synopsis:Mike Sullivan’s timetested approach focuses students on the fundamental skills they need for the course: preparing for class, practicing with homework, and reviewing the concepts. In the Ninth Edition, Precalculus has evolved to meet today’s course needs, building on these hallmarks by integrating projects and other interactive learning tools for use in the classroom or online. About the AuthorMichael Sullivan, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Chicago State University, received a Ph.D. in mathematics from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Mike taught at Chicago State for 35 years before recently retiring. He is a native of Chicago’s South Side and divides his time between a home in Oak Lawn IL and a condo in Naples FL.
Mike is a member of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America. He is a past president of the Text and Academic Authors Association and is currently Treasurer of its Foundation. He is a member of the TAA Council of Fellows and was awarded the TAA Mike Keedy award in 1997 and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. In addition, he represents TAA on the Authors Coalition of America.
Mike has been writing textbooks for more than 35 years and currently has 15 books in print, twelve with Pearson Education. When not writing, he enjoys tennis, golf, gardening, and travel.
Mike has four children: Kathleen, who teaches college mathematics; Michael III, who also teaches college mathematics, and who is his coauthor on two precalculus series; Dan, who is a sales director for Pearson Education; and Colleen, who teaches middleschool and secondary school mathematics. Twelve grandchildren round out the family. Table of Contents1. Graphs 1.1 The Distance and Midpoint Formulas 1.2 Graphs of Equations in Two Variables: Intercepts; Symmetry 1.3 Lines 1.4 Circles Chapter Review Chapter Test Chapter Projects
2. Functions and Their Graphs 2.1 Functions 2.2 The Graph of a Function 2.3 Properties of Functions 2.4 Library of Functions; Piecewisedefined Functions 2.5 Graphing Techniques: Transformations 2.6 Mathematical Models: Building Functions Chapter Review Chapter Test Cumulative Review Chapter Projects
3. Linear and Quadratic Functions 3.1 Linear Functions and Their Properties 3.2 Linear Models: Building Linear Functions from Data 3.3 Quadratic Functions and Their Properties 3.4 Build Quadratic models from Verbal Descriptions and from Data 3.5 Inequalities Involving Quadratic Functions Chapter Review Chapter Test Cumulative Review Chapter Projects
4. Polynomial and Rational Functions 4.1 Polynomial Functions and Models 4.2 Properties of Rational Functions 4.3 The Graph of a Rational Function 4.4 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities 4.5 The Real Zeros of a Polynomial Function 4.6 Complex Zeros: Fundamental Theorem of Algebra Chapter Review Chapter Test Cumulative Review Chapter Projects
5. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 5.1 Composite Functions 5.2 OnetoOne Functions; Inverse Functions 5.3 Exponential Functions 5.4 Logarithmic Functions 5.5 Properties of Logarithms 5.6 Logarithmic and Exponential Equations 5.7 Financial Models 5.8 Exponential Growth and Decay Models; Newton's Law; Logistic Growth and Decay Models 5.9 Building Exponential, Logarithmic, and Logistic Functions from Data Chapter Review Chapter Test Cumulative Review Chapter Projects
6. Trigonometric Functions 6.1 Angles and Their Measure 6.2 Trigonometric Functions: Unit Circle Approach 6.3 Properties of the Trigonometric Functions 6.4 Graphs of the Sine and Cosine Functions 6.5 Graphs of the Tangent, Cotangent, Cosecant, and Secant Functions 6.6 Phase Shift; Sinusoidal Curve Fitting Chapter Review Chapter Test Cumulative Review Chapter Projects
7. Analytic Trigonometry 7.1 The Inverse Sine, Cosine, and Tangent Functions 7.2 The Inverse Trigonometric Functions (continued) 7.3 Trigonometric Equations 7.4 Trigonometric Identities 7.5 Sum and Difference Formulas 7.6 Doubleangle and Halfangle Formulas 7.7 ProducttoSum and SumtoProduct Formulas Chapter Review Chapter Test Cumulative Review Chapter Projects
8. Applications of Trigonometric Functions 8.1 Applications Involving Right Triangles 8.2 Law of Sines 8.3 Law of Cosines 8.4 Area of a Triangle 8.5 Simple Harmonic Motion; Damped Motion; Combining Waves Chapter Review Chapter Test Cumulative Review Chapter Projects
9. Polar Coordinates; Vectors 9.1 Polar Coordinates 9.2 Polar Equations and Graphs 9.3 The Complex Plane; DeMoivre's Theorem 9.4 Vectors 9.5 The Dot Product 9.6 Vectors in Space 9.7 The Cross Product Chapter Review Chapter Test Cumulative Review Chapter Projects
10. Analytic Geometry 10.1 Conics 10.2 The Parabola 10.3 The Ellipse 10.4 The Hyperbola 10.5 Rotation of Axes; General Form of a Conic 10.6 Polar Equations of Conics 10.7 Plane Curves and Parametric Equations Chapter Review Chapter Test Cumulative Review Chapter Projects
11. Systems of Equations and Inequalities 11.1 Systems of Linear Equations: Substitution and Elimination 11.2 Systems of Linear Equations: Matrices 11.3 Systems of Linear Equations: Determinants 11.4 Matrix Algebra 11.5 Partial Fraction Decomposition 11.6 Systems of Nonlinear Equations 11.7 Systems of Inequalities 11.8 Linear Programming Chapter Review Chapter Test Cumulative Review Chapter Projects
12. Sequences; Induction; The Binomial Theorem 12.1 Sequences 12.2 Arithmetic Sequences 12.3 Geometric Sequences; Geometric Series 12.4 Mathematical Induction 12.5 The Binomial Theorem Chapter Review Chapter Test Cumulative Review Chapter Projects
13. Counting and Probability 13.1 Counting 13.2 Permutations and Combinations 13.3 Probability Chapter Review Chapter Test Cumulative Review Chapter Projects
14. A Preview of Calculus: The Limit, Derivative, and Integral of a Function 14.1 Finding Limits Using Tables and Graphs 14.2 Algebra Techniques for Finding Limits 14.3 Onesided Limits; Continuous Functions 14.4 The Tangent Problem; The Derivative 14.5 The Area Problem; The Integral Chapter Review Chapter Test Chapter Projects
Appendix A. Review A.1 Algebra Essentials A.2 Geometry Essentials A.3 Polynomials A.4 Synthetic Division A.5 Rational Expressions A.6 Solving Equations A.7 Complex Numbers; Quadratic Equations in the Complex Number System A.8 Problem Solving: Interest, Mixture, Uniform Motion, Constant Rate Job Applications A.9 Interval Notation; Solving Inequalities A.10 nth Roots; Rational Exponents
Appendix B. Graphing Utilities B.1 The Viewing Rectangle B.2 Using a Graphing Utility to Graph Equations B.3 Using a Graphing Utility to Locate Intercepts and Check for Symmetry B.4 Using a Graphing Utility to Solve Equations B.5 Square Screens B.6 Using a Graphing Utility to Graph Inequalities B.7 Using a Graphing Utility to Solve Systems of Linear Equations B.8 Using a Graphing Utility to Graph a Polar Equation B.9 Using a Graphing Utility to Graph Parametric Equations What Our Readers Are SayingBe the first to add a comment for a chance to win!Product Details
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