Precalculus: A Prelude to Calculus, 3rd Edition

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Precalculus: A Prelude to Calculus, 3rd Edition

By Sheldon Axler

$69  USD | $99  CAN

Precalculus: A Prelude to Calculus, 3rd Edition focuses only on topics that students actually need to succeed in calculus. Geared towards courses with intermediate algebra prerequisites, this program covers topics such as inverse functions, logarithms, half-life and exponential growth, area, e, the exponential function, the natural logarithm, and trigonometry.

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Chapter 0: The Real Numbers 
0.1 The Real Line
0.2 Algebra of the Real Numbers
0.3 Inequalities, Intervals, and Absolute Value
Chapter Summary and Chapter Review Questions

Chapter 1: Functions and Their Graphs 
1.1 Functions
1.2 The Coordinate Plane and Graphs
1.3 Function Transformations and Graphs
1.4 Composition of Functions
1.5 Inverse Functions
1.6 A Graphical Approach to Inverse Functions
Chapter Summary and Chapter Review Questions

Chapter 2: Linear, Quadratic, Polynomial, and Rational Functions 
2.1 Lines and Linear Functions
2.2 Quadratic Functions and Conics
2.3 Exponents
2.4 Polynomials
2.5 Rational Functions
Chapter Summary and Chapter Review Questions

Chapter 3: Exponential Functions, Logarithms, and e 
3.1 Logarithms as Inverses of Exponential Functions
3.2 Applications of the Power Rule for Logarithms
3.3 Applications of the Product and Quotient Rules for Logarithms
3.4 Exponential Growth
3.5 e and the Natural Logarithm
3.6 Approximations and area with e and ln
3.7 Exponential Growth Revisited
Chapter Summary and Chapter Review Questions

Chapter 4: Trigonometric Functions 
4.1 The Unit Circle
4.2 Radians
4.3 Cosine and Sine
4.4 More Trigonometric Functions
4.5 Trigonometry in Right Triangles
4.6 Trigonometric Identities
Chapter Summary and Chapter Review Questions

Chapter 5: Trigonometric Algebra and Geometry 
5.1 Inverse Trigonometric Functions
5.2 Inverse Trigonometric Identities
5.3 Using Trigonometry to Compute Area
5.4 The Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines
5.5 Double-Angle and Half-Angle Formulas
5.6 Addition and Subtraction Formulas
5.7 Transformations of Trigonometric Functions
Chapter Summary and Chapter Review Questions

Chapter 6: Applications of Trigonometry 
6.1 Transformations of Trigonometric Functions
6.2 Polar Coordinates
6.3 Limits
Chapter Summary and Chapter Review Questions

Chapter 7: Polar Coordinates, Vectors, and Complex Numbers 
7.1 Polar Coordinates
7.2 Vectors
7.3 Complex Number
7.4 The Complex Plane
Chapter Summary and Chapter Review Questions

Appendix A: Area

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