- Format:
- Hardcover
- Publish Date:
- Jan 01, 2010
- Edition:
- 8th
- ISBN-10:
- 0131369067
- ISBN-13:
- 9780131369061
- List Price:
- $131.96

- Language:
- English
- Pages:
- 984
- Publisher:
- Addison Wesley Longman

- Weight:
- 5.0 pounds
- Length:
- 11.0 inches
- Width:
- 9.0 inches
- Height:
- 2.0 inches

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.

__Contents:__

__ __P. Prerequisites

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

**Five Stars**

By Julie T Gonzales on Oct 07, 2014

Great

**Awesome; just what was needed and expected**

By Dean Lurker on Jul 06, 2014

Awesome; just what was needed and expected.

**The Wosre Textbook**

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?