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Precalculus (4TH 07  Old Edition)by J. Douglas Faires
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Publisher Comments:Get a better grade with PRECALCULUS and accompanying technology! With a focus on teaching the essentials, this mathematics text provides you with the fundamentals necessary to be successful in this course and your future calculus course. Exercises and examples are presented the way that you will encounter them in calculus so that you are truly prepared for your next course. Tools found throughout the text, such as exercises, calculus connections, and true and false questions also help you master difficult concepts.
Book News Annotation:Intended for a oneterm course preparing students for the standard university calculus course, this concise treatment concentrates on the graphing and function analysis needed for calculus, and the authors design the review material so the instructor can pick and choose as the class needs it. Coverage includes the coordinate plane, equations and graphs, linear functions and quadratic functions, arithmetic combinations of functions, inverse functions, algebraic and polynomial functions, and trigonometric functions. Included with each chapter are exercises for calculus and a chapter test with answers to oddnumbered questions.
Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) Book News Annotation:Intended for a oneterm course preparing students for the standard university calculus course, this concise treatment concentrates on the graphing and function analysis needed for calculus, and the authors design the review material so the instructor can pick and choose as the class needs it. Coverage includes the coordinate plane, equations and graphs, linear functions and quadratic functions, arithmetic combinations of functions, inverse functions, algebraic and polynomial functions, and trigonometric functions. Included with each chapter are exercises for calculus and a chapter test with answers to oddnumbered questions. Annotation Â©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Synopsis:Make the grade with PRECALCULUS and its accompanying technology! With a focus on teaching the essentials, this streamlined mathematics text provides you with the fundamentals necessary to be successful in this courseand your future calculus course. Exercises and examples are presented in the same way that you will encounter them in calculus, familiarizing you with concepts you'll use again, and preparing you to succeed. Intext study aids further help you master concepts.
About the AuthorJ. Douglas Faires is a Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Youngstown State University, where he received his undergraduate degree. His masters and doctoral degrees were awarded by the University of South Carolina. His mathematical interests include analysis, numerical analysis, mathematics history, and problems solving. Dr. Faires has won numerous awards, including the Outstanding CollegeUniversity Teacher of Mathematics by the Ohio Section of MAA and five Distinguished Faculty awards from Youngstown State University, which also awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Science award in 2006. Faires served on the Council of Pi Mu Epsilon for nearly two decades, including a term as President, was the CoDirector of the American Mathematics Competitions AMC10 and AMC12 examinations for 8 years, and has been a longterm judge for the COMAP International Contest in Mathematical Modeling. He has authored or coauthored more than 20 books, including recent MAA publications to assist young students with mathematical problem solving. Jim DeFranza is a Professor of Mathematics at St. Lawrence University. His research interests are in analysis, sequence space theory and summability. He received his PhD from Kent State University.
Table of Contents1. FUNCTIONS. Introduction. The Real Line. Inequalities. Intervals. Absolute Values. The Coordinate Plane. Distance Between Points in the Plane. Circles in the Plane. Completing the Square. Equations and Graphs. Graphs of Equations. Symmetry of a Graph. Using Technology to Graph Equations. Functions. Applications of Functions. Linear Functions. Parallel and Perpendicular Lines. Quadratic Functions. The Standard Form of a Quadratic Equation. The Quadratic Formula. 2. NEW FUNCTIONS FROM OLD. Introduction. Other Common Functions. The Absolute Value Function. The Square Root Function. The Greatest Integer Function. Arithmetic Combinations of Functions. Composition of Functions. Inverse Functions. 3. ALGEBRAIC FUNCTIONS. Introduction. Polynomial Functions. Finding Factors and Zeros of Polynomials. The Rational Zero Test. Rational Functions. Other Algebraic Functions. Complex Roots of Polynomials. 4. TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS. Introduction. Measuring Angles. Length of a Circular Arc. Area of a Circular Sector. The Sine and Cosine Functions. Graphs of the Sine and Cosine Functions. Other Trigonometric Functions. The Graph of the Tangent Function. Trigonometric Identities. Pythagorean Identities. Sum and Difference Formulas. Double Angle Formulas. Half Angle Formulas. Products of Sines and Cosines. RightTriangle Trigonometry. Inverse Trigonometric Functions. Applications of Trigonometric Functions. Law of Cosines. Law of Sines. Simple Harmonic Motion. Heron's Formula. 5. EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHM FUNCTIONS. Introduction. The Natural Exponential Function. Compound Interest. Logarithm Functions. Exponential Growth and Decay. 6. CONIC SECTIONS, POLAR COORDINATES, AND PARAMETRIC EQUATIONS. Introduction. Parabolas. Ellipses. Hyperbolas. Polar Coordinates. Graphs of Polar Equations. Conic Sections in Polar Coordinates. Parametric Equations.
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