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Precalculus A Prelude to Calculus

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ISBN-10: 0470416742

ISBN-13: 9780470416747

Edition: 2009

Authors: Sheldon Axler

List price: $173.95
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For anyone who needs to learn calculus, the best place to start is by gaining a solid foundation in precalculus concepts. This new book provides that foundation. It includes only the topics that they'll need to succeed in calculus. Axler explores the necessary topics in greater detail. Readers will benefit from the straightforward definitions and examples of complex concepts. Step-by-step solutions for odd-numbered exercises are also included so they can model their own applications of what they've learned. In addition, chapter openers and end-of-chapter summaries highlight the material to be learned. Any reader who needs to learn precalculus will benefit from this book.
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Book details

List price: $173.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

About the Author
Preface to the Instructor
Acknowledgments
Preface to the Student
The Real Numbers
The Real Line
Construction of the Real Line
Is Every Real Number Rational?
Problems
Algebra of the Real Numbers
Commutativity and Associativity
The Order of Algebraic Operations
The Distributive Property
Additive Inverses and Subtraction
Multiplicative Inverses and Division
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Inequalities
Positive and Negative Numbers
Lesser and Greater
Intervals
Absolute Value
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Chapter Summary and Chapter Review Questions
Functions and Their Graphs
Functions
Examples of Functions
Equality of Functions
The Domain of a Function
Functions via Tables
The Range of a Function
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
The Coordinate Plane and Graphs
The Coordinate Plane
The Graph of a Function
Determining a Function from Its Graph
Which Sets Are Graphs?
Determining the Range of a Function from Its Graph
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Function Transformations and Graphs
Shifting a Graph Up or Down
Shifting a Graph Right or Left
Stretching a Graph Vertically or Horizontally
Reflecting a Graph Vertically or Horizontally
Even and Odd Functions
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