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# Precalculus : A Concise Course

**by**Larson, Ron

2nd

### 9781439049082

1439049084

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2/11/2010

Cengage Learning

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With the same design and feature sets as the market leading Precalculus, 8/e, this concise book provides users with sound, consistently structured explanations of the mathematical concepts. PRECALCULUS: A CONCISE COURSE is designed to offer a cost-effective, one-semester alternative to the traditional two-semester precalculus text. It contains the features that have made the Larson/Hostetler series a complete solution for users: interesting applications, pedagogically effective design, and innovative technology combined with an abundance of carefully developed examples with worked-out solutions and exercises.

## Table of Contents

Functions and their Graphs | |

Rectangular Coordinates | |

Graphs of Equations | |

Linear Equations in Two Variables | |

Functions | |

Analyzing Graphs of Functions | |

A Library of Functions | |

Transformations of Functions | |

Combinations of Functions: Composite Functions | |

Inverse Functions | |

Mathematical Modeling and Variation | |

Chapter Summary | |

Review Exercises | |

Chapter Test | |

Proofs in Mathematics | |

P.S. Problem Solving | |

Polynomial and Rational Functions | |

Quadratic Functions and Models | |

Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree | |

Polynomial and Synthetic Division | |

Complex Numbers | |

Zeros of Polynomial Functions | |

Rational Functions | |

Nonlinear Inequalities | |

Chapter Summary | |

Review Exercises | |

Chapter Test | |

Proofs in Mathematics | |

P.S. Problem Solving | |

Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. | |

Exponential Functions and Their Graphs | |

Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs | |

Properties of Logarithms | |

Exponential and Logarithmic Equations | |

Exponential and Logarithmic Models | |

Chapter Summary | |

Review Exercises | |

Chapter Test | |

Cumulative Test: Chapters 1-3 | |

Proofs in Mathematics | |

P.S. Problem Solving | |

Trigonometry | |

Radian and Degree Measure | |

Trigonometric Functions: The Unit Circle | |

Right Triangle Trigonometry | |

Trigonometric Functions of Any Angle | |

Graphs of Sine and Cosine Functions | |

Graphs of Other Trigonometric Functions | |

Inverse Trigonometric Functions | |

Applications and Models | |

Chapter Summary | |

Review Exercises | |

Chapter Test | |

Proofs in Mathematics | |

P.S. Problem Solving | |

Analytic Trigonometry | |

Using Fundamental Identities | |

Verifying Trigonometric Identities | |

Solving Trigonometric Equations | |

Sum and Difference Formulas | |

Multiple-Angle and Product-to-Sum Formulas | |

Law of Sines | |

Law of Cosines | |

Chapter Summary | |

Review Exercises | |

Chapter Test | |

Proofs in Mathematics | |

P.S. Problem Solving | |

Topics in Analytic Geometry | |

Lines | |

Introduction to Conics: Parabolas | |

Ellipses | |

Hyperbolas | |

Parametric Equations | |

Polar Coordinates | |

Graphs of Polar Coordinates | |

Polar Equations of Conics | |

Chapter Summary | |

Review Exercises | |

Chapter Test | |

Cumulative Test: Chapters 4-6 | |

Proofs in Mathematics | |

P.S. Problem Solving | |

Review of Fundamental Concepts of Algebra (web) | |

Real Numbers and Their Properties | |

Exponents and Radicals | |

Polynomials and Factoring | |

Rational Expressions | |

Solving Equations | |

Solving Inequalities | |

Errors and the Algebra of Calculus | |

Concepts in Statistics (web) | |

Representing Data | |

Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion | |

Least Squares Regression | |

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