Precalculus: A Prelude to Calculus, 3rd Edition Precalculus: A Prelude to Calculus, 3rd Edition By Sheldon Axler 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. WileyPLUS for Precalculus: A Prelude to Calculus includes ORION Adaptive Practice that helps students build their proficiency on topics and use their study time most effectively. Schedule a Demo Sign Up for a Test Drive Adopt WileyPLUS Want to learn more about WileyPLUS? Click Here Hear from our Authors What’s Inside About the Authors Table of Contents Students get a chance to master prerequisite skills at their own pace. Students are often coming to precalculus lacking the prerequisite skills they need to succeed. The new ORION Algebra Refresher Module allows for instructors and students to leverage the power of adaptive learning to identify and work on individualized study plans based on the concepts students may not have mastered. Author-created Worked Example Videos help to clarify the most difficult concepts. These Worked Example Video clips provide concise review and remediation on the most difficult examples presented throughout the program. Student Solutions Manual helps sharpen problem-solving skills and boost confidence. Not only is this a manageable text with flexible and abundant topics, but Precalculus also includes a Student Solutions Manual to aid in comprehension. The Student Solutions Manual is available to students both in WileyPLUS and the loose-leaf version of the text. Instructor Resources Instructor’s Solutions Manual Lecture Note Slides Printed Test Bank Computerized Test Bank Chapter 0: The Real Numbers 0.1 The Real Line0.2 Algebra of the Real Numbers0.3 Inequalities, Intervals, and Absolute ValueChapter Summary and Chapter Review Questions Chapter 1: Functions and Their Graphs 1.1 Functions1.2 The Coordinate Plane and Graphs1.3 Function Transformations and Graphs1.4 Composition of Functions1.5 Inverse Functions1.6 A Graphical Approach to Inverse FunctionsChapter Summary and Chapter Review Questions Chapter 2: Linear, Quadratic, Polynomial, and Rational Functions 2.1 Lines and Linear Functions2.2 Quadratic Functions and Conics2.3 Exponents2.4 Polynomials2.5 Rational FunctionsChapter Summary and Chapter Review Questions Chapter 3: Exponential Functions, Logarithms, and e 3.1 Logarithms as Inverses of Exponential Functions3.2 Applications of the Power Rule for Logarithms3.3 Applications of the Product and Quotient Rules for Logarithms3.4 Exponential Growth3.5 e and the Natural Logarithm3.6 Approximations and area with e and ln3.7 Exponential Growth RevisitedChapter Summary and Chapter Review Questions Chapter 4: Trigonometric Functions 4.1 The Unit Circle4.2 Radians4.3 Cosine and Sine4.4 More Trigonometric Functions4.5 Trigonometry in Right Triangles4.6 Trigonometric IdentitiesChapter Summary and Chapter Review Questions Chapter 5: Trigonometric Algebra and Geometry 5.1 Inverse Trigonometric Functions5.2 Inverse Trigonometric Identities5.3 Using Trigonometry to Compute Area5.4 The Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines5.5 Double-Angle and Half-Angle Formulas5.6 Addition and Subtraction Formulas5.7 Transformations of Trigonometric FunctionsChapter Summary and Chapter Review Questions Chapter 6: Applications of Trigonometry 6.1 Transformations of Trigonometric Functions6.2 Polar Coordinates6.3 LimitsChapter Summary and Chapter Review Questions Chapter 7: Polar Coordinates, Vectors, and Complex Numbers 7.1 Polar Coordinates7.2 Vectors7.3 Complex Number7.4 The Complex PlaneChapter Summary and Chapter Review Questions Appendix A: Area Wiley Team for Success. Dedicated to Student Achievement. The Team for Success authors are dedicated to ensuring that all of their Accounting titles are accessible to students, current, accurate, and have a consistent voice and pedagogy from introductory accounting to the intermediate level. Millions of students worldwide have learned from their exceptional resources—and now students are getting real results using ORION Adaptive Practice available in WileyPLUS for Accounting.