Book description
Precalculus: A Functional Approach to Graphing and Problem Solving prepares students for the concepts and applications they will encounter in future calculus courses. In far too many texts, process is stressed over insight and understanding, and students move on to calculus ill equipped to think conceptually about its essential ideas. This text provides sound development of the important mathematical underpinnings of calculus, stimulating problems and exercises, and a welldeveloped, engaging pedagogy. Students will leave with a clear understanding of what lies ahead in their future calculus courses. Instructors will find that Smith's straightforward, studentfriendly presentation provides exactly what they have been looking for in a text!Table of contents
 Cover Page
 Title Page
 Copyright Page
 Dedication Page
 Table of Contents
 A Note about Calculator Usage
 Preface
 Problem Solving
 Acknowledgments
 About the Author

Fundamental Concepts

Chapter 1: Algebraic and Geometrical Foundations
 1.1: Real Numbers
 1.2: Algebraic Expressions
 1.3: Equations of Lines
 1.4: Distance and Symmetry
 1.5: Linear Inequalities and Coordinate Systems
 1.6: Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
 *1.7: What is Calculus?
 1.8: Equations for Calculus
 1.9: Inequalities for Calculus
 Chapter 1: Summary and Review

Chapter 1: Algebraic and Geometrical Foundations
 Functions and Graphing
 Trigonometry
 Advanced Algebra Topics and Analytic Geometry
 Appendices
 Index
Product information
 Title: Precalculus: A Functional Approach to Graphing and Problem Solving, 6th Edition
 Author(s):
 Release date: November 2011
 Publisher(s): Jones & Bartlett Learning
 ISBN: 9780763782214
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