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Author: Robert F Blitzer Genre: Mathematics Publisher: Pearson College Division ISBN: 032183769X Book Pages: 1296 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

This edition features the exact same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value-this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. Bob Blitzer has inspired thousands of students with his engaging approach to mathematics, making this beloved series the #1 in the market. Blitzer draws on his unique background in mathematics and behavioral science to present the full scope of mathematics with vivid applications in real-life situations. Students stay engaged because Blitzer often uses pop-culture and up-to-date references to connect math to students' lives, showing that their world is profoundly mathematical.

Author: Christina Pawlowski Genre: Mathematics Publisher: Barrons Educational Series ISBN: 9781438012698 Book Pages: 528 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

A series of easy-to-follow lessons are designed for self-teaching and rapid learning to help students learn precalculus the easy way. Barron's Precalculus: The Easy Way features a generous number of step-by-step demonstration examples as well as numerous tables, graphs, and graphing-calculator-based approaches. Major topics covered include: algebraic methods; functions and their graphs; complex numbers; polynomial and rational functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometry and polar coordinates; counting and probability; binomial theorem; calculus preview; and much more. The topic organization and simple lesson format break down the subject matter into manageable learning modules that will help organize study time. Each chapter ends with a comprehensive set of practice exercises designed to reinforce and extend key skills and concepts. These checkup exercises, together with the answers or solution hints included at the back of the book, will help assess understanding and monitor progress. The final chapter of the book offers a brief introduction to the basic tools of calculus. This chapter will help the reader better appreciate the nature of calculus while giving a considerable head start for those moving forward in this field of mathematics. Visual references including charts, graphs, diagrams, instructive illustrations, and icons help engage students and reinforce important concepts.

Author: Jay Abramson Genre: Mathematics Publisher: ISBN: 9888407449 Book Pages: 1152 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Precalculus is adaptable and designed to fit the needs of a variety of precalculus courses. It is a comprehensive text that covers more ground than a typical one- or two-semester college-level precalculus course. The content is organized by clearly-defined learning objectives, and includes worked examples that demonstrate problem-solving approaches in an accessible way. Coverage and Scope Precalculus contains twelve chapters, roughly divided into three groups. Chapters 1-4 discuss various types of functions, providing a foundation for the remainder of the course. Chapter 1: Functions Chapter 2: Linear Functions Chapter 3: Polynomial and Rational Functions Chapter 4: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions Chapters 5-8 focus on Trigonometry. In Precalculus, we approach trigonometry by first introducing angles and the unit circle, as opposed to the right triangle approach more commonly used in College Algebra and Trigonometry courses. Chapter 5: Trigonometric Functions Chapter 6: Periodic Functions Chapter 7: Trigonometric Identities and Equations Chapter 8: Further Applications of Trigonometry Chapters 9-12 present some advanced Precalculus topics that build on topics introduced in chapters 1-8. Most Precalculus syllabi include some of the topics in these chapters, but few include all. Instructors can select material as needed from this group of chapters, since they are not cumulative. Chapter 9: Systems of Equations and Inequalities Chapter 10: Analytic Geometry Chapter 11: Sequences, Probability and Counting Theory Chapter 12: Introduction to Calculus

Author: J. Douglas Faires Genre: Mathematics Publisher: Cengage Learning ISBN: 9781133172543 Book Pages: 464 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

PRECALCULUS, Fifth Edition, focuses on teaching the essentials that students need to both fulfill their precalculus requirement and be fully prepared to succeed in calculus. The text presents an integrated review of algebra and trigonometry while covering fundamental calculus concepts, and providing the solid grounding in analysis and graphing that is necessary to make a successful transition to calculus. This streamlined text provides all the mathematics that students need--without bogging them down in review material or overwhelming them with too much, too soon. The authors have purposely kept this book, unlike many available Precalculus books, at a length that can be covered in one term. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Author: Karl J. Smith Genre: Mathematics Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers ISBN: 9780763751777 Book Pages: 770 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Every New Copy of Precalculus: A Functional Approach to Graphing and Problem Solving Includes Access to the Student Companion Website! Precalculus: A Functional Approach to Graphing and Problem Solving prepares students for the concepts and applications they will encounter in future calculus courses. In far too many texts, process is stressed over insight and understanding, and students move on to calculus ill equipped to think conceptually about its essential ideas. This text provides sound development of the important mathematical underpinnings of calculus, stimulating problems and exercises, and a well-developed, engaging pedagogy. Students will leave with a clear understanding of what lies ahead in their future calculus courses. Instructors will find that Smith's straightforward, student-friendly presentation provides exactly what they have been looking for in a text!

Author: Dennis G. Zill Genre: Medical Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers ISBN: 9781284077261 Book Pages: 664 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Building off the success of Zill and Dewar's popular Essentials version, the new Sixth Edition of Precalculus with Calculus Previews continues to include all of the outstanding features and learning tools found in the original text while incorporating additional topics of coverage that some courses may require. With a continued effort to keep the text complete, yet concise, the authors have included four additional chapters making the text a clear choice for many mainstream courses. Additional chapters include a new chapter on Polar Coordinates, as well as Triangle Trigonometry, Systems of Equations and Inequalities, and Sequences and Series.

Author: Evelyn F. Hawkins Genre: Government publications Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office ISBN: UIUC:30112037497853 Book Pages: 128 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

The teaching and learning of mathematics continues to generate tremendous attention, both among those who support recent innovations and, more recently, among those who question the wisdom of the promulgated reforms. In order to bring an empirical basis to this debate, it is important to gather information on the policies and practices that are actually implemented. This report provides one source for such information and is the second in a series that discusses results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). A description of the educational policies and practices that prevailed during this period of sustained increases in mathematics achievement, giving particular attention to the relationship between these policies, practices, and student performance on the NAEP mathematics assessment. Information on the status of mathematics education in 1996 is provided, and changes that took place from the time of earlier NAEP assessments is also chronicled. (ASK)