Fundamentals of Precalculus

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/23/2008
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Fundamentals of Precalculusis designed to review the fundamental topics that are necessary for success in calculus. Containing only five chapters, this text contains the rigor essential for building a strong foundation of mathematical skills and concepts, and at the same time supports studentsrs" mathematical needs with a number of tools newly developed for this revision. A student who is well acquainted with the material in this text will have the necessary skills, understanding, and insights required to succeed in calculus.

Author Biography

Mark Dugopolski was born in Menominee, Michigan. After receiving a B.S. from Michigan State University, he taught high school for four years, and then went on to receive an M.S. in mathematics from Northern Illinois University. He also received a Ph.D. in the area of topology from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Mark has been teaching at Southeastern Louisiana in Hammond, LA, ever since. Mark has been writing textbooks for about fifteen years. He is married and has two daughters, and enjoys playing tennis, jogging, and riding his bicycle in his spare time.

Table of Contents

Graphs and Functions
Real Numbers and Their Properties
Linear and Absolute Value Inequalities
Equations and Graphs in Two Variables
Linear Equations in Two Variables
Graphs of Relations and Functions
Families of Functions, Transformations, and Symmetry
Operations with Functions
Inverse Functions
Polynomial and Rational Functions
Quadratic Functions and Inequalities
Complex Numbers
Zeros of Polynomial Functions
The Theory of Equations
Miscellaneous Equations
Graphs of Polynomial Functions
Rational Functions and Inequalities
Trigonometric Functions
Angles and Their Measurements
The Sine and Cosine Functions
The Graphs of the Sine and Cosine Functions
The Other Trigonometric Functions and Their Graphs
The Inverse Trigonometric Functions
Right Triangle Trigonometry
Conditional Trigonometric Identities
The Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions and Their Applications
Logarithmic Functions and Their Applications
Rules of Logarithms
More Equations and Applications
Conic Sections, Polar Coordinates, and Parametric Equations
The Parabola
The Ellipse and the Circle
The Hyperbola
Polar Coordinates
Polar Equations of the Conics
Parametric Equations
Basic Algebra Review
Exponents and Radicals
Factoring Polynomials
Rational Expressions
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