9780321559845

Precalculus

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321559845

  • ISBN10:

    0321559843

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/3/2009
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Normal 0 false false false Bob Blitzerrs"sunique background in mathematics and behavioral sciences, along with his commitment to teaching, inspired him to develop a precalculus series that gets readers engaged and keeps them engaged. Presenting the full scope of the mathematics is just the first step. Blitzer draws in the reader with vivid applications that use math to solve real-life problems. These applications help answer the question "When will I ever use this?" Readers stay engaged because the book helps them remain focused as they study. The three-step learning systemSee It, Hear It, Try Itmakes examples easy to follow, while frequent annotations offer the support and guidance of an instructorrs"s voice. Every page is interesting and relevant, ensuring that readers will actually use their textbook to achieve success! Prerequisites: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra; Equations and Inequalities; Functions and Graphs; Polynomial and Rational Functions; Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; Systems of Equations and Inequalities; Matrices and Determinants; Conic Sections; Sequences, Induction, and Probability For all readers interested in college algebra.

Author Biography

Bob Blitzer is a native of Manhattan and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with dual majors in mathematics and psychology (minor: English literature) from the City College of New York. His unusual combination of academic interests led him toward a Master of Arts in mathematics from the University of Miami and a doctorate in behavioral sciences from Nova University. Bob is most energized by teaching mathematics and has taught a variety of mathematics courses at Miami-Dade College for nearly 30 years. He has received numerous teaching awards, including Innovator of the Year from the League for Innovations in the Community College, and was among the first group of recipients at Miami-Dade College for an endowed chair based on excellence in the classroom. Bob has written Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Introductory Algebra for College Students, Essentials of Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Introductory and Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Essentials of Introductory and Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Algebra for College Students, Thinking Mathematically, College Algebra, Algebra and Trigonometry, and Precalculus, all published by Pearson Prentice Hall.

Table of Contents

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Preface
Acknowledgments
To the Student
About the Author
Applications Index?
Prerequisites: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra
Algebraic Expressions, Mathematical Models, and Real Numbers
Exponents and Scientific Notation
Radicals and Rational Exponents
Polynomials
Factoring Polynomials?
Mid-Chapter Check Point
Rational Expressions
Equations
Modeling with Equations
Linear Inequalities and Absolute Value Inequalities?
Summary, Review, And Test?
Review Exercises?
Test
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
Summary, Review, And Test?
Review Exercises
Test
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?
Summary, Review, And Test?
Review Exercises
Test?
Cumulative Review Exercises (ChapterS P-2)
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Properties of Logarithms?
Mid-Chapter Check Point
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Exponential Growth and Decay; Modeling Data?
Summary, Review, And Test
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