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A Graphical Approach to Precalculus with Limits: A Unit Circle Approach illustrates how the graph of a function can be used to support the solutions of equations and inequalities involving the function. Beginning with linear functions in Chapter 1, the text uses a fourpart process to analyze each type of function, starting first with the graph of the function, then the equation, the associated inequality of that equation, and ending with applications. The text covers all of the topics typically caught in a college algebra course, but with an organization that fosters students’ understanding of the interrelationships among graphs, equations, and inequalities.
With the Fifth Edition, the text continues to evolve as it addresses the changing needs of today’s students. Included are additional components to build skills, address critical thinking, solve applications, and apply technology to support traditional algebraic solutions, while maintaining its unique table of contents and functionsbased approach. A Graphical Approach to Precalculus with Limits: A Unit Circle Approach continues to incorporate an open design, with helpful features and careful explanations of topics.
MyMathLab provides a wide range of homework, tutorial, and assessment tools that make it easy to manage your course online. About the AuthorJohn Hornsby : When John Hornsby enrolled as an undergraduate at Louisiana State University, he was uncertain whether he wanted to study mathematics, education, or journalism. His ultimate decision was to become a teacher, but after twentyfive years of teaching at the high school and university levels and fifteen years of writing mathematics textbooks, all three of his goals have been realized; his love for teaching and for mathematics is evident in his passion for working with students and fellow teachers as well. His specific professional interests are recreational mathematics, mathematics history, and incorporating graphing calculators into the curriculum.
John’s personal life is busy as he devotes time to his family (wife Gwen, and sons Chris, Jack, and Josh). He has been a rabid baseball fan all of his life. John's other hobbies include numismatics (the study of coins) and record collecting. He loves the music of the 1960s and has an extensive collection of the recorded works of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
Marge Lial has always been interested in math; it was her favorite subject in the first grade! Marge's intense desire to educate both her students and herself has inspired the writing of numerous bestselling textbooks. Marge, who received Bachelor's and Master's degrees from California State University at Sacramento, is now affiliated with American River College.
Marge is an avid reader and traveler. Her travel experiences often find their way into her books as applications, exercise sets, and feature sets. She is particularly interested in archeology. Trips to various digs and ruin sites have produced some fascinating problems for her textbooks involving such topics as the building of Mayan pyramids and the acoustics of ancient ball courts in the Yucatan.
Gary Rockswold has been teaching mathematics for 33 years at all levels from seventh grade to graduate school, including junior high and high school students, talented youth, vocational, undergraduate, and graduate students, and adult education classes. He is currently employed at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where he is a full professor of mathematics. He graduated with majors in mathematics and physics from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Iowa State University. He has an interdisciplinary background and has also taught physical science, astronomy, and computer science. Outside of mathematics, he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and two children. Table of ContentsChapter 1 Linear Functions, Equations, and Inequalities 1.1 Real Numbers and the Rectangular Coordinate System 1.2 Introduction to Relations and Functions Reviewing Basic Concepts 1.3 Linear Functions 1.4 Equations of Lines and Linear Models Reviewing Basic Concepts 1.5 Linear Equations and Inequalities 1.6 Applications of Linear Functions Reviewing Basic Concepts Summary Review Exercises Test
Chapter 2 Analysis of Graphs of Functions 2.1 Graphs of Basic Functions and Relations; Symmetry 2.2 Vertical and Horizontal Shifts of Graphs 2.3 Stretching, Shrinking, and Reflecting Graphs Reviewing Basic Concepts 2.4 Absolute Value Functions 2.5 PiecewiseDefined Functions 2.6 Operations and Composition Reviewing Basic Concepts
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Chapter 3 Polynomial Functions 3.1 Complex Numbers 3.2 Quadratic Functions and Graphs 3.3 Quadratic Equations and Inequalities Reviewing Basic Concepts 3.4 Further Applications of Quadratic Functions and Models 3.5 HigherDegree Polynomial Functions and Graphs Reviewing Basic Concepts 3.6 Topics in the Theory of Polynomial Functions (I) 3.7 Topics in the Theory of Polynomial Functions (II) 3.8 Polynomial Equations and Inequalities; Further Applications and Models Reviewing Basic Concepts
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Chapter 4 Rational, Power, and Root Functions 4.1 Rational Functions and Graphs 4.2 More on Rational Functions and Graphs 4.3 Rational Equations, Inequalities, Models, and Applications Reviewing Basic Concepts 4.4 Functions Defined by Powers and Roots 4.5 Equations, Inequalities, and Applications Involving Root Functions Reviewing Basic Concepts
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Chapter 5 Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions 5.1 Inverse Functions 5.2 Exponential Functions 5.3 Logarithms and Their Properties Reviewing Basic Concepts 5.4 Logarithmic Functions 5.5 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations and Inequalities Reviewing Basic Concepts 5.6 Further Applications and Modeling with Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
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Chapter 6 Analytic Geometry 6.1 Circles and Parabolas 6.2 Ellipses and Hyperbolas Reviewing Basic Concepts 6.3 Summary of Conic Sections 6.4 Parametric Equations Reviewing Basic Concepts
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Chapter 7 Systems of Equations and Inequalities; Matrices 7.1 Systems of Equations 7.2 Solution of Linear Systems in Three Variables 7.3 Solution of Linear Systems by Row Transformations Reviewing Basic Concepts 7.4 Matrix Properties and Operations 7.5 Determinants and Cramer’s Rule 7.6 Solution of Linear Systems by Matrix Inverses Reviewing Basic Concepts 7.7 Systems of Inequalities and Linear Programming 7.8 Partial Fractions Reviewing Basic Concepts
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Chapter 8 The Unit Circle and the Functions of Trigonometry 8.1 Angles, Arcs, and Their Measures 8.2 The Unit Circle and Its Functions Reviewing Basic Concepts 8.3 Graphs of the Sine and Cosine Functions Periodic Functions 8.4 Graphs of the Other Circular Functions 8.5 Functions of Angles and Fundamental Identities 8.6 Evaluating Trigonometric Functions Definitions of the Trigonometric Functions 8.7 Applications of Right Triangles 8.8 Harmonic Motion Reviewing Basic Concepts Summary Review Exercises Test
Chapter 9 Trigonometric Identities and Equations 9.1 Trigonometric Identities 9.2 Sum and Difference Identities Reviewing Basic Concepts 9.3 Further Identities 9.4 The Inverse Circular Functions Reviewing Basic Concepts 9.5 Trigonometric Equations and Inequalities (I) 9.6 Trigonometric Equations and Inequalities (II) Summary Review Exercises Test
Chapter 10 Applications of Trigonometry and Vectors 10.1 The Law of Sines 10.2 The Law of Cosines and Area Formulas 10.3 Vectors and Their Applications Reviewing Basic Concepts 10.4 Trigonometric (Polar) Form of Complex Numbers 10.5 Powers and Roots of Complex Numbers Reviewing Basic Concepts 10.6 Polar Equations and Graphs 10.7 More Parametric Equations Reviewing Basic Concepts Summary Review Exercises Test
Chapter 11 Further Topics in Algebra 11.1 Sequences and Series 11.2 Arithmetic Sequences and Series 11.3 Geometric Sequences and Series 11.4 The Binomial Theorem 11.5 Mathematical Induction 11.6 Counting Theory 11.7 Probability
Chapter 12 Limits, Derivatives, and Definite Integrals 12.1 An Introduction to Limits 12.2 Techniques for Calculating Limits 12.3 OneSided Limits; Limits Involving Infinity 12.4 Tangent Lines and Derivatives 12.5 Area and the Definite Integral
Chapter R Reference: Basic Algebraic Concepts R.1 Review of Exponents and Polynomials R.2 Review of Factoring R.3 Review of Rational Expressions R.4 Review of Negative and Rational Exponents R.5 Review of Radicals Chapter R Test
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