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Precalculus: Functions and Graphs, 4th edition

  • Mark Dugopolski

Published by Pearson (February 22nd 2012) - Copyright © 2013

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Precalculus: Functions and Graphs

ISBN-13: 9780321789433

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Dugopolski’s Precalculus: Functions and Graphs, Fourth Edition gives readers  the essential strategies they need to make the transition to calculus. Along the way, they see how the algebra connects to their future calculus courses, with tools like Foreshadowing Calculus and Concepts of Calculus. The author’s emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking is enhanced by a new MyMathLab course, where  learners will find new Video Assessment questions  tied to section lecture videos; Getting Ready material to help learn necessary prerequisite skills; Guided Visualizations, and more!


KEY TOPICS: Equations, Inequalities, and Modeling; Functions and Graphs; Polynomial and Rational Functions; Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; The Trigonometric Functions; Trigonometric Identities and Conditional Equations; Applications of Trigonometry; Systems of Equations and Inequalities ; Matrices and Determinants; The Conic Series; Sequences, Series, and Probability


MARKET: For all readers interested in Precalculus.


Table of contents

1. Equations, Inequalities, and Modeling

1-1 Equations in One Variable

1-2 Constructing Models to Solve Problems

1-3 Equations and Graphs in Two Variables

1-4 Linear Equations in Two Variables

1-5 Scatter Diagrams and Curve Fitting

1-6 Complex Numbers

1-7 Quadratic Equations

1-8 Linear and Absolute Value Inequalities

            Chapter 1 Highlights

            Chapter 1 Review Exercises

            Chapter 1 Test

            Concepts of Calculus: Limits


2. Functions and Graphs

2-1 Functions

2-2 Graphs of Relations and Functions

2-3 Families of Functions, Transformations, and Symmetry

2-4 Operations with Functions

2-5 Inverse Functions

2-6 Constructing Functions with Variation

            Chapter 2 Highlights

            Chapter 2 Review Exercises

            Chapter 2 Test

            Tying it all Together

            Concepts of Calculus: Instantaneous Rate of Change


3. Polynomial and Rational Functions

3-1 Quadratic Functions and Inequalities

3-2 Zeroes of Polynomial Functions

3-3 The Theory of Equations

3-4 Miscellaneous Equations

3-5 Graphs of Polynomial Functions

3-6 Rational Functions and Inequalities

            Chapter 3 Highlights

            Chapter 3 Review Exercises

            Chapter 3 Test

            Tying it all Together

            Concepts of Calculus: Instantaneous Rate of Change of the Power Functions


4. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

4-1 Exponential Functions and Their Applications

4-2 Logarithmic Functions and Their Applications

4-3 Rules of Logarithms

4-4 More Equations and Applications

            Chapter 4 Highlights

            Chapter 4 Review Exercises

            Chapter 4 Test


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