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Precalculus A Concise Course

ISBN-10: 0618627197
ISBN-13: 9780618627196
Edition: 2007
List price: $300.95
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Description: With the same design and feature sets as the market leading "Precalculus," 7/e, this new concise text provides both students and instructors with sound, consistently structured explanations of the mathematical concepts. "Precalculus: A Concise  More...

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List price: $300.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 1/30/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 656
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

With the same design and feature sets as the market leading "Precalculus," 7/e, this new concise text provides both students and instructors 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 both students and instructors: interesting applications, pedagogically effective design, and innovative technology combined with an abundance of carefully developed examples with worked-out solutions and exercises. In addition: "Side-by-Side Example Solutions" for select examples include multiple problem solving approaches--such as algebraic, graphical, and numerical--to appeal to a variety of teaching and learning styles."Checkpoints" after each Example/Solution refer students to similar drills in the Section Exercises, giving students the opportunity to practice and reinforce the concepts they just learned. Answers to Checkpoints are included at the back of the book."Vocabulary Checks" open every set of Section Exercises. This review of mathematical terms, formulas, and theorems provides regular assessment and reinforcement of students' understanding of algebraic language and concepts."Exercise Sets" are carefully developed to improve the categorization of problems from "basic skill-building" to "challenging;" improve the pairing of similar odd- and even-numbered exercises; update all real data; and add real-life and real-data applications."New!" "Make a Decision" applications--presented throughout the text at the end of selectedexercise sets--are based on large sets of real data. These extended modeling applications give students the opportunity to use all the mathematical concepts and techniques they've learned and apply them to large sets of real date--analyzing it, graphing it, and making conjectures about its behavior. These applications are featured in Eduspace and the Online Learning Center in an interactive format."Eduspace, powered by Blackboard," Houghton Mifflin's online learning environment, brings your students quality online homework, tutorials, multimedia, and testing that correspond to the "Precalculus: A Concise Course" text. This content is paired with the recognized course management tools of Blackboard.

The Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College Bio: Robert P. Hostetler received his Ph.D. in mathematics from The Pennsylvania State University in 1970. He has taught at Penn State for many years and has authored several calculus, precalculus, and intermediate algebra textbooks. His teaching specialties include remedial algebra, calculus, and math education, and his research interests include mathematics education and textbooks.

Note: Each chapter concludes with a Chapter Summary, Review Exercises, a Chapter Test, Proofs in Mathematics, and P.S. Problem Solving
Functions and Their Graphs
Rectangular Coordinates Graphs of Equations
Linear Equations in Two Variables Functions
Analyzing Graphs of Functions
A Library of Parent Functions
Transformations of Functions
Combinations of Functions: Composite Functions
Inverse Functions
Mathematical Modeling and Variation
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
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
Cumulative Test: Chapters 13
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
Analytic Trigonometry Using Fundamental
Identities Verifying Trigonometric
Identities Solving Trigonometric Equations
Sum and Difference Formulas
MultipleAngle and ProducttoSum Formulas
Law of Sines
Law of Cosines
Topics in Analytic Geometry
Lines Introduction to Conics: Parabolas Ellipses
Hyperbolas Parametric Equations
Polar Coordinates
Graphs of Polar Equations
Polar Equations of Conics
Cumulative Test: Chapters 46
A 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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