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Precalculus with Limits A Graphing Approach

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ISBN-10: 0618052917

ISBN-13: 9780618052912

Edition: 3rd 2001

Authors: Ron Larson, Bruce H. Edwards, Robert P. Hostetler

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For a full description, see Larson et al., College Algebra: A Graphing Approach, 3/e.
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Book details

List price: $371.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 8/4/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1072
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.994
Language: English

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 chaper concludes with a Chapter Summary, Review Exercises, and a Chapter Test
Functions and Their Graphs Introduction to Library of Functions
Lines in the Plane
Graphs of Functions
Shifting, Reflecting, and Stretching Graphs
Combinations of Functions
Inverse Functions
Exploring Data: 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
Exploring Data: 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
Exploring Data: Nonlinear Models Cumulative Test: Chapters 13
Trigonometric Functions
Radian and Degree Measure
Trigonmetric 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 46
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
Introduction to Conics: Parabolas
Rotation and Systems of Quadratic Equations
Parametric Equations
Polar Coordinates
Graphs of Polar Equations
Polar Equations of Conics Cumulative Test: Chapters 79
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 1011
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
Exploring Data: Representing Data Graphically
Proofs of Selected Theorems
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