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Title

Precalculus: A Prelude to Calculus, with Student Solutions Manual
Author

Sheldon Axler
Organization: San Francisco State University
Department: Dean of the College of Science and Engineering
URL: http://www.axler.net/
Book information

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (Hoboken, NJ)
Copyright year: 2008
ISBN: 9780471614432
Medium: Paperback
Pages: 540
Out of print?: N
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Contents

The Real Numbers | Functions and Their Graphs | Linear, Quadratic, Polynomial, and Rational Functions | Exponents and Logarithms | Area, e, and the Natural Logarithm | Trigonometric Functions | Applications of Trigonometry | Sequences, Series, and Limits
Description

Designed to be read by students, this book--written using Mathematica 6--focuses on topics needed for success in calculus, and prepares students for integral calculus. Includes a preface for instructors and step-by-step solutions for odd-numbered exercises so that students can model their own applications of what they’ve learned. In addition, chapter openers and end-of-chapter summaries highlight the material to be studied.

The author, Sheldon Axler, is the recipient of a Mathematical Association of America award in expository writing.
Subjects

*Education > College
*Education > Precollege
*Mathematics > Algebra > Polynomials
*Mathematics > Calculus and Analysis > Calculus
*Mathematics > Geometry
*Mathematics > Geometry > Trigonometry
Keywords

Calculus, precalculus, student manual, trigonometry, graphing, functions, inverse functions, polynomials, exponents, exponential growth, logarithms, natural logarithm, approximations, area, trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, sine, law of sines, cosine, law of cosines, tangent, arctangent, polar coordinates, equation of a line, double-angle formula, sequences, series, infinite series, limits