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# Algebra and Trigonometry (with Video Skillbuilder CD-ROM and CengageNOW, iLrn™ Homework Student Version, Personal Tutor with SMARTHINKING Printed Access Card)

ISBN13:

## 9780495013570

**by**Stewart, James; Redlin, Lothar; Watson, Saleem

0495013579

2nd

Hardcover

1/3/2006

Cengage Learning

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This best selling author team explains concepts simply and clearly, without glossing over difficult points. Problem solving and mathematical modeling are introduced early and reinforced throughout, so that when students finish the course, they have a solid foundation in the principles of mathematical thinking. This comprehensive, evenly paced book provides complete coverage of the function concept and integrates substantial graphing calculator materials that help students develop insight into mathematical ideas. The authors' attention to detail and clarity, as in James Stewart's market-leading Calculus text, is what makes this text the market leader.

### Table of Contents

Prerequisites | |

Modeling the Real World | |

Real Numbers | |

Integer Exponents | |

Rational Exponents and Radicals | |

Algebraic Expressions | |

Discovery Project: Visualizing a Formula | |

Factoring Algebraic Expressions | |

Rational Expressions | |

Chapter P Review | |

Chapter P Test | |

Focus on Problem Solving: General Principles | |

Equations and Inequalities | |

Basic Equations | |

Modeling with Linear Equations | |

Discovery Project: Equations Through the Ages | |

Quadratic Equations | |

Complex Numbers | |

Other Types of Equations | |

Inequalities | |

Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities | |

Review | |

Test | |

Focus on Modeling: Making the Best Decisions | |

Coordinates and Graphs | |

The Coordinate Plane | |

Discovery Project: Visualizing Data | |

Graphs of Equations in Two Variables | |

Graphing Calculators: Solving Equations and Inequalities Graphically | |

Lines | |

Modeling: Variation | |

Review | |

Test | |

Focus on Modeling: Fitting Lines to Data | |

Functions | |

What is a Function? Graphs of Functions | |

Discovery Project: Relations and Functions | |

Increasing and Decreasing Functions: Average Rate of Change | |

Transformations of Functions | |

Quadratic Functions: Maxima and Minima | |

Combining Functions | |

Discovery Project: Iteration and Chaos | |

One-to-One Functions and Their Inverses | |

Review | |

Test | |

Focus on Modeling: Modeling With Functions | |

Polynomial and Rational Functions | |

Polynomial Functions and Their Graphs | |

Dividing Polynomials | |

Real Zeros of Polynomials | |

Discovery Project: Zeroing in on a Zero | |

Complex Zeros and the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra | |

Rational Functions | |

Review | |

Test | |

Focus on Modeling: Fitting Polynomial Curves to Data | |

Exponential and Logarithmic Functions | |

Exponential Functions | |

Discovery Project: Exponential Explosion | |

Logarithmic Functions | |

Laws of Logarithms | |

Exponential and Logarithmic Equations | |

Modeling with Exponential and Logarithmic Functions | |

Review | |

Test | |

Focus on Modeling: Fitting Exponential and Power Curves to Data | |

Trigonometric Functions of Angles | |

Angle Measure | |

Trigonometry of Right Triangles | |

Trigonometric Functions of Angles | |

Discovery Project: Similarity | |

The Law of Sines | |

The Law of Cosines | |

Review | |

Test | |

Focus on Modeling: Surveying | |

Trigonometric Functions of Real Numbers | |

The Unit Circle | |

Trigonometric Functions of Real Numbers | |

Trigonometric Graphs | |

Discovery Project: Predator-Prey Models | |

More Trigonometric Graphs | |

Modeling Harmonic Motion | |

Review | |

Test | |

Focus on Modeling: Fitting Sinusoidal Curves to Data | |

Analytic Trigonometry | |

Trigonometric Identities | |

Addition and Subtraction Formulas | |

Double-Angle, Half-Angle, and Sum-Product Identities | |

Inverse Trigonometric Functions | |

Discovery Project:Where to Sit at the Movies | |

Trigonometric Equations | |

Review | |

Test | |

Focus on Modeling: Traveling and Standing Waves | |

Polar Coordinates and Vectors | |

Polar Coordinates | |

Graphs of Polar Equations | |

Polar Form of Complex Numbers; DeMoivre's Theorem | |

Discovery Project: Fractals | |

Vectors | |

The Dot Product | |

Discovery Project: Sailing Against the Wind | |

Review | |

Test | |

Focus on Modeling: Mapping the World | |

Systems of Equations and Inequalities | |

Systems of Equations | |

Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables | |

Systems of Linear Equations in Several Variables | |

Discovery Project: Best Fit versus Exact Fit | |

Systems of Linear Equations: Matrices | |

The Algebra of Matrices | |

Discovery Project: Will the Species Survive? Inverses of Matrices and Matrix Equations | |

Discovery Project: Computer Graphics I | |

Determinants and Cramer's Rule | |

Partial Fractions | |

Systems of Inequalities | |

Review | |

Test | |

Focus on Modeling: Linear Programming | |

Analytic Geometry | |

Parabolas | |

Ellipses | |

Hyperbolas | |

Discovery Project: Conics in Architecture | |

Shifted Conics | |

Rotation of Axes | |

Discovery Project: Computer Graphics II | |

Polar Equations of Conics | |

Plane Curves and Parametric Equations | |

Chapt | |

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