# Precalculus A Prelude to Calculus

## Edition: 2009

### Authors: Sheldon Axler

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### Description:

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
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 #1