Precalculus, 3rd Edition

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Precalculus, 3rd Edition

By Cynthia Y. Young

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Precalculus, 3rd Edition, now with corequisite support content, bridges the gap between lecture activities and homework by mirroring the instructor’s voice outside the classroom through digital resources and pedagogical features. Cynthia Young’s hallmark pedagogy enables students to become independent, successful learners using pedagogical features students can understand without sacrificing the rigor needed for conceptual understanding. WileyPLUS provides a flexible platform with customizable content to elevate students’ experience in the modern classroom.

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New Corequisite Support Appendices

have been added as a digital appendix to support corequisite courses. The comprehensive coverage of prerequisite topics ranges from prealgebra through intermediate algebra, including step-by-step instructional worksheets that can be used inside or outside of the classroom, and an ample selection of homework and/or quiz exercises for each topic. Utilizing WileyPLUS, you can customize the corequisite topics and truly cater to your individual course needs.

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Symbolic Palette Entry

New in WileyPLUS, symbolic palette and graphing questions powered by GeoGebra give instructors the ability to assign more complex auto-graded questions to improve conceptual understanding in math. Boost your homework assessments with flexible, accurate, and reliable symbolic palette entry and real-time manipulation of graphs.

WileyPLUS users will have best-in-class math assessment with unique features including:

– Randomization to ensure each student gets a different question
– Automatically marked questions with fully worked solutions
– Assessment of advanced math topics such as differential equations and matrices

Author Lecture Videos

Cynthia Young’s over 270 instructional videos mirror the instructor’s voice outside the classroom. The Cynthia Young Lecture Videos provide worked examples of the most difficult concepts in each chapter and section of the course.

Interactive Animations

Interactive Animations demonstrate core material. The Interactive Animations help students build a solid base of conceptual understanding of the early material covered in algebra. These animations reinforce skills with Skill Checks throughout the viewing process.

    What’s New

  • New Corequisite Support Appendices have been added as a digital appendix to support corequisite courses. The comprehensive coverage of prerequisite topics ranges from prealgebra through intermediate algebra, including step-by-step instructional worksheets that can be used inside or outside of the classroom, and an ample selection of homework and/or quiz exercises for each topic. Utilizing WileyPLUS, you can customize the corequisite topics and truly cater to your individual course needs.
  • Available for Fall 2021 classes, instructors will have assignable, auto-graded exercises for all prerequisite learning objectives that be used for homework or as pre-lecture activities.
  • Symbolic Palette Entry is new in WileyPLUS. Symbolic palette and graphing questions powered by GeoGebra give instructors the ability to assign more complex auto-graded questions to improve conceptual understanding in math. Boost your homework assessments with flexible, accurate, and reliable symbolic palette entry and real-time manipulation of graphs.

Cynthia Y. Young is the Dean of the College of Science and Professor of Mathematics at Clemson University and the author of College Algebra, Trigonometry, Algebra and Trigonometry, and Precalculus. She holds a BA in Secondary Mathematics Education from the University of North Carolina(Chapel Hill), an MS in Mathematical Sciences from UCF, and both an MS in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Washington. She has taught high school in North Carolina and Florida, developmental mathematics at Shoreline Community College in Washington, and undergraduate and graduate students at UCF.

Prior to her leadership role at Clemson, Dr. Young was a Pegasus Professor of Mathematics and the Vice Provost for Faculty Excellence and UCF Global at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Dr. Young joined the faculty at UCF in 1997 as an assistant professor of mathematics, and her primary research area was the mathematical modeling of the atmospheric effects on propagating laser beams. Her atmospheric propagation research was recognized by the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, and in 2007 she was selected as a fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering. Her secondary area of research centers on improvement of student learning in mathematics. She has authored or co-authored over 60 books and articles and has served as the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on projects with more than $2.5 million in federal funding. Dr. Young was on the team at UCF that developed the UCF EXCEL program, which was originally funded by the National Science Foundation to support the increase in the number of students graduating with a degree in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The EXCEL learning community approach centered around core mathematics courses has resulted in a significant increase in STEM graduation rates and has been institutionalized at UCF.

Chapter 0: Equations and Inequalities

Chapter 1: Functions and their Graphs

Chapter 2: Polynomial and Rational Functions

Chapter 3: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Chapter 4: Trigonometric Functions of Angles

Chapter 5: Trigonometric Functions of Real Numbers

Chapter 6: Analytic Trigonometry

Chapter 7: Polar Coordinates and Vectors

Chapter 8: Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities

Chapter 9: Conics, Systems of Nonlinear Equations and Parametric Equations

*Chapter 10: Sequences and Series

*Chapter 10: Limits: A Preview to Calculus

*Appendix A: Fundamentals of Algebra

*Online only or as a custom print component

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