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Precalculus: Functions and Graphs, Enhanced Edition 12th Edition

Earl Swokowski, Jeffery Cole

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2012
  • 992 Pages
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Overview

The Enhanced Edition of Swokowski and Cole’s PRECALCULUS: FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHS retains the elements in the Twelfth Edition that have made it so popular with instructors and students alike: clear exposition, an appealing and uncluttered layout, and applications-rich exercise sets. It also features an additional chapter on Limits (Chapter 11) and an Appendix V that includes proofs related to this new chapter. The excellent, time-tested problems have been widely praised for their consistency and their appropriate level of difficulty for precalculus students. The book also provides calculator examples, including specific keystrokes that show students how to use various graphing calculators to solve problems more quickly. This Enhanced Edition features updated topical references and data and continues to be supported by outstanding technology resources. Mathematically sound, this book effectively prepares students for further courses in mathematics.

Earl Swokowski, late of Marquette University

Earl Swokowski authored multiple editions of numerous successful textbooks, including CALCULUS; CALCULUS OF A SINGLE VARIABLE; FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE ALGEBRA; and PRECALCULUS: FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHS, all published by Cengage Learning Brooks/Cole.

Jeffery Cole, Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Jeffery A. Cole has been teaching mathematics and computer science at Anoka-Ramsey Community College since fall 1981. He started working on the Swokowski series of precalculus texts in 1985 as an ancillary author, and has been a co-author since 1991. His contribution to the Swokowski texts also includes joining the revision team of the calculus text in 1989.
  • A chapter on Limits (Chapter 11).
  • An Appendix V that features proofs on Chapter 11.
  • The technology has been enhanced to offer a comprehensive digital version of the course.
  • A chapter on Limits (Chapter 11).
  • An Appendix V that features proofs on Chapter 11.
1. TOPICS FROM ALGEBRA.
Real Numbers. Exponents and Radicals. Algebraic Expressions. Equations. Complex Numbers. Inequalities.
2. FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHS.
Rectangular Coordinate Systems. Graphs of Equations. Lines. Definition of Function. Graphs of Functions. Quadratic Functions. Operations on Functions.
3. POLYNOMIAL AND RATIONAL FUNCTIONS.
Polynomial Functions of Degree Greater Than 2. Properties of Division. Zeros of Polynomials. Complex and Rational Zeros of Polynomials. Rational Functions. Variation.
4. INVERSE, EXPONENTIAL, AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS.
Inverse Functions. Exponential Functions. The Natural Exponential Function. Logarithmic Functions. Properties of Logarithms. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations.
5. TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS.
Angles. Trigonometric Functions of Angles. Trigonometric Functions of Real Numbers. Values of the Trigonometric Functions. Trigonometric Graphs. Additional Trigonometric Graphs. Applied Problems.
6. ANALYTIC TRIGONOMETRY.
Verifying Trigonometric Identities. Trigonometric Equations. The Additions and Subtraction of Formulas. Multiple-Angle Formulas. Product-To-Sum and Sum-To-Product Formulas. The Inverse Trigonometric Functions.
7. APPLICATIONS OF TRIGONOMETRY.
The Law of Sines. The Law of Cosines. Vectors. The Dot Product. Trigonometric Form for Complex Numbers. De Moivre’s Theorem and nth Roots of Complex Numbers.
8. SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES.
Systems of Equations. Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables. Systems of Inequalities. Linear Programming. Systems of Linear Equations in More Than Two Variables. The Algebra of Matrices. The Inverse of a Matrix. Determinants. Properties of Determinants. Partial Fractions.
9. SEQUENCES, SERIES, AND PROBABILITY.
Infinite Sequences and Summation Notation. Arithmetic Sequences. Geometric Sequences. Mathematical Induction. The Binomial Theorem. Permutations. Distinguishable Permutations and Combinations. Probability.
10. TOPICS FROM ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY.
Parabolas. Ellipses. Hyperbolas. Plane Curves and Parametric Equations. Polar Coordinates. Polar Equations of Conics.
11. LIMITS OF FUNCTIONS.
Introductions to Limits. Definition of a Limit. Techniques for Finding Limits. Limits Involving Infinity.
Appendix I: Common Graphs and Their Equations.
Appendix II: A Summary of Graph Transformations.
Appendix III: Graphs of the Trigonometric Functions and Their Inverses.
Appendix IV: Values of the Trigonometric Functions of Special Angles on a Unit Circle.
Appendix V: Theorem on Limits.
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