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

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5th
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9781439044384

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1439044384
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
4/23/2009
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Cengage Learning
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Summary

Part of the market-leading Graphing Approach series by Larson, Hostetler, and Edwards, PRECALCULUS: 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 text to review concepts and skills needed to master the material at hand. In addition, prerequisite skills review exercises in Eduspace (see below for description) 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 text. 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 WebAssignŽ, the most widely-used and reliable homework system. Enhanced WebAssignŽ 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

P. Prerequisites
Real Numbers
Exponents and Radicals
Polynomials and Factoring
Rational Expressions
The Cartesian Plane
Representing Data Graphically
Functions And Their Graphs
Introduction to Library of Parent Functions Graphs of Equations
Lines in the Plane
Functions
Graphs of Functions
Shifting, Reflection, and Stretching Graphs
Combinations of Functions
Inverse Functions
Solving Equations And Inequalities
Linear Equations and Problem Solving
Solving Equations Graphically
Complex Numbers
Solving Quadratic Equations Algebraically
Solving Other Types of Equations Algebraically
Solving Inequalities Algebraically and Graphically
Linear Models and Scatter Plots
Cumulative Test: Chapters P-2
Progressive Summary: Chapters P-2
Polynomial And Rational Functions
Quadratic Functions
Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree
Real Zeros of Polynomial Functions
The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Rational Functions and Asymptotes
Graphs of Rational Functions
Quadratic Models
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
Progressive Summary: Chapters P-4
Trigonometric Functions
Angles and Their Measure
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 5-7
Progressive Summary: Chapters P-7
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 Principals
Probability
Topics in Analytic Geometry
Conics: Circles and Parabolas
Conics: Ellipses
Conics: Hyperbolas
Parametric Equations
Polar Coordinates
Graphs of Polar Equations
Polar Equations of Conics
Cumulative Test: Chapters 8-10
Progressive Summary: Chapters P-10
Technology Support Guide
Concepts in Statistics
Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
Least Squares Regression
Variation
Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities
Systems of Inequalities
Solving Systems of Inequalities
Linear Programming
Study Capsules
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