In Precalculus, the authors encourage graphical, numerical, and algebraic modeling of functions as well as a focus on problem solving, conceptual understanding, and facility with technology. They have created a book that is designed for instructors and written for students making this the most effective precalculus text available today.
1. Functions and Graphs
2. Polynomial, Power, and Rational Functions
3. Exponential, Logistic, and Logarithmic Functions
4. Trigonometric Functions
5. Analytic Trigonometry
6. Applications of Trigonometry
7. Systems and Matrices
8. Analytic Geometry in Two and Three Dimensions
9. Discrete Mathematics
10. An Introduction to Calculus: Limits, Derivatives, and Integrals
Appendix A: Algebra Review
Appendix B: Key Formulas
Appendix C: Logic
Typically Poor Approach to Teaching Mastery of Concept
By James D. Nickel on May 22, 2012
Textbooks like this are a waste of time for the student and, by consequence, the teacher. Too many topics, too much information, too many pages. No teacher can get through this material in one year. It is a recipe for incomplete mastery of the key concepts (not topics) that need to be mastered before commencing Calculus.
rec'd it quick
By Robin L Atkinson on Apr 28, 2013
It was nice to find a book because all my class had was the online version Now I'd like to see how I can send it back and some other person can used it
By Julie T Gonzales on Oct 07, 2014
Awesome; just what was needed and expected
By Dean Lurker on Jul 06, 2014
Awesome; just what was needed and expected.
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By Bluemath on Sep 07, 2010
This is the worse textbook. Not to mention the errors in this textbook. It intends to cover every concept in one textbook. The truth is no one could finish it in a full year. Only teachers don't teach and skip a lot could finish "teaching" it in a year. A teacher cares about how much students could learn in a year should never use this textbook. It is really sad to see many schools using it. Are those teachers knew about teaching Math?