Precalculus Functions and Graphs A Graphing Approach, Enhanced Edition (with Enhanced WebAssign 1-Semester Printed Access Card)

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/20/2009
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Part of the market-leading Graphing Approach Series by Larson, Hostetler, and Edwards, PRECALCULUS FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHS: A GRAPHING APPROACH, 5/e, is an ideal user resource for courses that require the use of a graphing calculator. The quality and quantity of the exercises, combined with interesting applications and innovative resources, make teaching easier and help users succeed. Continuing the series’ emphasis on user support, the Fifth Edition introduces Prerequisite Skills Review. For selected examples throughout the book, the Prerequisite Skills Review directs users to previous sections in the book to review concepts and skills needed to master the material at hand. In addition, prerequisite skills review exercises in Eduspace are referenced in every exercise set. The Larson team achieves accessibility through careful writing and design, including examples with detailed solutions that begin and end on the same page, which maximizes the readability of the book. Similarly, side-by-side solutions show algebraic, graphical, and numerical representations of the mathematics and support a variety of learning styles. This Enhanced Edition includes instant access to Enhanced WebAssign®, the most widely-used and reliable homework system. Enhanced WebAssign® presents thousands of problems, links to relevant book sections, video examples, problem-specific tutorials, and more, that help users grasp the concepts needed to succeed in this course. As an added bonus, the Start Smart Guide has been bound into this book. This guide contains instructions to help users learn the basics of WebAssign quickly.

Table of Contents

Functions And Their Graphs
Introduction to Library of Parent Functions
Lines in the Plane
Graphs of Functions
Shifting, Reflection, and Stretching Graphs
Combinations of Functions
Inverse Functions
Linear Models and Scatter Plots
Polynomial And Rational Functions
Quadratic Functions
Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree
Real Zeros of Polynomial Functions
Complex Numbers
The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Rational Functions and Asymptotes
Graphs of Rational Functions
Quadratic Models
Progressive Summary: Chapters 1-2
Exponential And Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions and Their Graphs
Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs
Properties of Logarithms
Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Exponential and Logarithmic Models
Nonlinear Models
Cumulative Review: Chapters 1-3
Progressive Summary: Chapters 1-3
Trigonometric Functions
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
Analytic Trigonometry
Using Fundamental Identities
Verifying Trigonometric Identities
Solving Trigonometric Equations
Sum and Difference Formulas
Multiple-Angle and Product-to-Sum Formulas
Additional Topics In Trigonometry
Law of Sines
Law of Cosines
Vectors in the Plane
Vectors and Dot Products
Trigonometric Form of a Complex Number
Cumulative Test: Chapters 4-6
Progressive Summary: Chapters 1-6
Linear Systems And Matrices
Solving Systems of Equations
Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
Multivariable Linear Systems
Matrices and Systems of Equations
Operations with Matrices
The Inverse of a Square Matrix
The Determinant of a Square Matrix
Applications of Matrices and Determinants
Sequences, Series, And Probability
Sequences and Series
Arithmetic Sequences and Partial Sums
Geometric Sequences and Series
Mathematical Induction
The Binomial Theorem
Counting Principles
Topics In Analytic Geometry
Circles and Parabolas
Rotation and Systems of Quadratic Equations
Parametric Equations
Polar Coordinates
Graphs of Polar Equations
Polar Equations of Conics
Cumulative Test: Chapters 7-9
Progressive Summary: Chapters 3-9
Analytic Geometry In Three Dimensions
The Three-Dimensional Coordinate System
Vectors in Space
The Cross Product of Two Vectors
Lines and Planes in Space
Limits And An Introduction To Calculus
Introduction to Limits
Techniques for Evaluating Limits
The Tangent Line Problem
Limits at Infinity and Limits of Sequences
The Area Problem
Cumulative Test: Chapters 10-11
Progressive Summary: Chapters 3-11
Technology Support Guide
Review of Graphs, Equations, and Inequalities
The Cartesian Plane
Graphs of Equations
Solving Equations Algebraically and Graphically
Solving Inequalities Algebraically and Graphically
Solving Inequalities Algebraically and Graphically
Representing Data Graphically
Concepts in Statistics
Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
Least Squares Regression
Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities
Systems of Inequalities
Solving Systems of Inequalities
Linear Programming
Study Capsules
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