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Get a better grade with PRECALCULUS! 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. Learning 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
Absolute Values
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
Linear Functions
Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Quadratic Functions
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
Inverse Functions
Algebraic Functions
Polynomial Functions
Finding Factors and Zeros of Polynomials
The Rational Zero Test
Rational Functions
Other Algebraic Functions
Complex Roots of Polynomials
Trigonometric Functions
Measuring Angles
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
Trigonometric Identities
Pythagorean Identities
Sum and Difference Formulas
Double Angle Formulas
Half Angle Formulas
Products of Sines and Cosines
Right-Triangle Trigonometry
Inverse Trigonometric Functions
Applications of Trigonometric Functions
Law of Cosines
Law of Sines
Simple Harmonic Motion
Heron's Formula
Exponential And Logarithm Functions
The Natural Exponential Function
Compound Interest
Logarithm Functions
Exponential Growth and Decay
Conic Sections, Polar Coordinates, And Parametric Equations
Polar Coordinates
Graphs of Polar Equations
Conic Sections in Polar Coordinates
Parametric Equations
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