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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2004
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This book presents the traditional content of the entire Precalculus series in a manner that answers the age-old question of When will I ever use this? Highlighting truly relevant applications, this book presents the material in an easy to learn from approach.Applications and up-to-date real-world data provide more interesting, real-world applications, bringing relevance to examples, discussions, and applications. Relevant, diverse applications peak readers' interest by showing them how important math is to their lives on a daily basis. Fundamental Concepts of Algebra; Graphs, Functions, and Models; Polynomial and Rational Functions; Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; Trigonometric Functions; Analytic Trigonometry; Additional Topics in Trigonometry; Systems of Equations and Inequalities; Matrices and Determinants; Conic Sections and Analytic Geometry; Sequences, Induction, and Probability; and Introduction to Calculus. For a variety of professionals in the business or technology fields.

Table of Contents

Chapter Prerequisites: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra
Algebraic Expressions and Real Numbers
Exponents and Scientific Notation
Radicals and Rational Exponents
Factoring Polynomials
Mid-chapter Check Point
Rational Expressions
Modeling with Equations
Linear Inequalities and Absolute Value Inequalities
Functions and Graphs
Graphs and Graphing Utilities
Basics of Functions and their Graphs
More on Functions and their Graphs
Linear Functions and Slope
More on Slope Mid-chapter Check Point
Transformations of Functions
Combinations of Functions; Composite Functions
Inverse Functions
Distance and Midpoint Formulas; Circles
Modeling with Functions
Polynomial and Rational Functions
Complex Numbers
Quadratic Functions
Polynomial Functions and their Graphs
Dividing Polynomials; Remainder and Factor Theorems
Zeros of Polynomial Functions Mid-chapter Check Point
Rational Functions and their Graphs
Polynomial and Rational Inequalities
Modeling Using Variation
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Properties of Logarithms Mid-chapter Check Point
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
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