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Get a better grade with PRECALCULUS and accompanying technology! With a focus on teaching the essentials, this mathematics text provides you with the fundamentals necessary to be successful in this course and your future calculus course. Exercises and examples are presented the way that you will encounter them in calculus so that you are truly prepared for your next course. Your access to the accompanying ThomsonNOW learning system includes diagnostics, tutorials, homework, quizzing, and testing. Other tools found throughout the text such as exercises, calculus connections, and true and false questions help you master difficult concepts.
Table of Contents
|The Real Line|
|The Coordinate Plane|
|Distance Between Points in the Plane|
|Circles in the Plane|
|Completing the Square|
|Equations and Graphs|
|Graphs of Equations|
|Symmetry of a Graph|
|Using Technology to Graph Equations|
|Applications of Functions|
|Parallel and Perpendicular Lines|
|The Standard Form of a Quadratic Equation|
|The Quadratic Formula|
|New Functions From Old|
|Other Common Functions|
|The Absolute Value Function|
|The Square Root Function|
|The Greatest Integer Function|
|Arithmetic Combinations of Functions|
|Composition of Functions|
|Finding Factors and Zeros of Polynomials|
|The Rational Zero Test|
|Other Algebraic Functions|
|Complex Roots of Polynomials|
|Length of a Circular Arc|
|Area of a Circular Sector|
|The Sine and Cosine Functions|
|Graphs of the Sine and Cosine Functions|
|Other Trigonometric Functions|
|The Graph of the Tangent Function|
|Sum and Difference Formulas|
|Double Angle Formulas|
|Half Angle Formulas|
|Products of Sines and Cosines|
|Inverse Trigonometric Functions|
|Applications of Trigonometric Functions|
|Law of Cosines|
|Law of Sines|
|Simple Harmonic Motion|
|Exponential And Logarithm Functions|
|The Natural Exponential Function|
|Exponential Growth and Decay|
|Conic Sections, Polar Coordinates, And Parametric Equations|
|Graphs of Polar Equations|
|Conic Sections in Polar Coordinates|
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