This text provides a strong foundation to precalculus that focuses on a small number of key topics thereby emphasizing depth of understanding rather than breath of coverage. It provides a solid way to motivate concepts and develop critical thinking skills. The new fourth emphasizes functions as models of . It contains superior exercises and that motivate the concepts readers can use to fully grasp precalculus.

New To This Edition:

* Algebraic Skills Refreshers are introduced in two formats, both integrated with the text:
Skills Refresher exercises are included at the start of many exercise sets, identified by S1, S2, etc.
Skills Refresher sections are included at the end of some chapters.

* A new Chapter 3 on Quadratic Functions brings together and expands the material on quadratics in the former Sections 2.6 and 5.5.

* Section 4.4 on Compound Interest and Section 4.5 on the Number e have been reorganized to give instructors more flexibility in deciding how to introduce e.

* Limit Notation has been moved to the end of Section 5.3 to provide additional flexibility in how, or whether, limit notation is introduced.

* A new Section 6.5 on Combining Transformations investigates the effect of varying the order in which transformations are applied to functions and their graphs.

* The material on trigonometry in the former Chapters 6 and 7 has been expanded and reorganized into three chapters, allowing instructors to tailor their approach to the needs of their .

Chapter 1: Functions and Change
Chapter 2: Functions
Chapter 3: Exponential Functions
Chapter 4: Logarithmic Functions
Chapter 5: Transformations of Functions and Their Graphs
Chapter 6: Trigonometric Functions
Chapter 7: Trigonometry
Chapter 8: Compositions, Inverses, and Combinations of Functions
Chapter 9: Polynomial and Rational Functions
Chapter 10: Vectors
Chapter 11: Sequences and Series
Chapter 12: Parametric Equations and Conic Sections

Title: Functions Modeling Change: Preparation for Calculus
Author: Eric Connally / Deborah Hughes-Hallett
Edition: 4th Edition
ISBN: 0470484748 | 9780470484746
Type: eBook
Language: English
Precalculus
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