Precalculus eText with MyMathLab and Explorations and Notes -- Access Card Package

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  • Copyright: 11/14/2013
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This new Precalculus eText by Eric Schulz, William Briggs, and Lyle Cochran strengthens the connection between precalculus and calculus in a way that’s never been done before. The eText seamlessly integrates narrative text, interactive figures, and instructive author videos to immerse students in a rich learning environment.


0321871472 / 9780321871473 Precalculus eText with MyMathLab and Explorations and Notes -- Access Card Package

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032119991X / 9780321199911 MyMathLab -- Standalone Access Card

0321858786 / 9780321858788 Explorations and Notes for Precalculus


Author Biography

Eric Schulz has been on the mathematics faculty at Walla Walla Community College in Walla Walla, Washington for twenty-two years. He has a BS in mathematics from Seattle Pacific University and an MS in mathematics from the University of Washington. He has been working with technology in teaching since 1989 and is especially interested in innovative and effective uses of technology in teaching mathematics. He worked on Visual Linear Algebra with Gene Herman and Mike Pepe, created the Quick Start Assistant palettes shipping in Mathematica 7 & 8 worldwide, and works with Wolfram Research, Inc. as a developer.


William Briggs has been on the mathematics faculty at the University of Colorado at Denver for twenty-three years. He received his BA in mathematics from the University of Colorado and his MS and PhD in applied mathematics from Harvard University. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses throughout the mathematics curriculum with a special interest in mathematical modeling and differential equations as it applies to problems in the biosciences. He has written a quantitative reasoning textbook, Using and Understanding Mathematics; an undergraduate problem solving book, Ants, Bikes, and Clocks; and two tutorial monographs, The Multigrid Tutorial and The DFT: An Owner’s Manual for the Discrete Fourier Transform. He is the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Vice President for Education, a University of Colorado President’s Teaching Scholar, a recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award of the Rocky Mountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), and the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Ireland.


Lyle Cochran is a professor of mathematics at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. He holds BS degrees in mathematics and mathematics education from Oregon State University and a MS and PhD in mathematics from Washington State University. He has taught a wide variety of undergraduate mathematics courses at Washington State University, Fresno Pacific University, and, since 1995, at Whitworth University. His expertise is in mathematical analysis, and he has a special interest in the integration of technology and mathematics education. He has written technology materials for leading calculus and linear algebra textbooks including the Instructor’s Mathematica Manual for Linear Algebra and Its Applications by David C. Lay and the Mathematica Technology Resource Manual for Thomas’ Calculus. He is a member of the MAA and a former chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Whitworth University.

Table of Contents

1. Functions

1.1 What is a Function?

1.2 Graphs

1.3 Linear Functions

1.4 Combinations of Functions

1.5 Transformations of Functions

1.6 Quadratic Functions

1.7 Families of Functions

Chapter Summary and Review Exercises


2. Polynomials and Rational Functions

2.1 Polynomial Functions

2.2 Real Roots and Factors of Polynomial Functions

2.3 Complex Numbers

2.4 Complex Roots of Polynomial Functions

2.5 Rational Functions

2.6 Inequalities

Chapter Summary and Review Exercises


3. Exponentials and Logarithms

3.1 Exponential Functions

3.2 Inverse Functions

3.3 Logarithmic Functions

3.4 Logarithmic Identities

3.5 Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

Chapter Summary and Review Exercises


4. Unit Circle Trigonometry

4.1 Angles and Their Measures

4.2 Unit Circle Definitions of Sine, Cosine, and Tangent

4.3 Sine, Cosine, and Tangent Functions

4.4 Secant, Cosecant, and Cotangent Functions

4.5 Inverse Trigonometric Functions

Chapter Summary and Review Exercises


5. Triangle Trigonometry

5.1 Right Triangle Trigonometry

5.2 Right Triangles and the Unit Circle

5.3 Law of Sines

5.4 Law of Cosines

5.5 Applications of Triangles

5.6 Vectors in the Plane

Chapter Summary and Review Exercises


6. Trigonometric Identities

6.1 Fundamental Identities

6.2 Sum, Difference, and Double-Angle Identities

6.3 Power-Reducing, Half-Angle, and Product—Sum Identities

6.4 Solving Trigonometric Equations

Chapter Summary and Review Exercises


7. Parametric and Polar Graphs

7.1 Parametric Equations

7.2 Polar Coordinates

7.3 Polar Graphs

7.4 Polar Form of Complex Numbers; De Moivre's Theorem

Chapter Summary and Review Exercises


8. Conic Sections

8.1 Parabolas

8.2 Ellipses and Circles

8.3 Hyperbolas

8.4 Eccentricity and Polar Equations of Conic Sections

Chapter Summary and Review Exercises


Appendix A. Looking Forward to Calculus: Limits

Appendix B. Looking Forward to Calculus: Sequences and Series


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