#### 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.

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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’s Solutions Manual
- Lecture Note Slides
- Printed Test Bank
- Computerized Test Bank

#### Instructor Resources

**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**