# Precalculus: Concepts Through Functions, A Right Triangle Approach to Trigonometry, CourseSmart, eTextbook, 2nd Edition

Published Date: Feb 19, 2010

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Precalculus: Concepts Through Functions, A Right Triangle Approach to Trigonometry, Second Edition embodies Sullivan/Sullivan’s hallmarks—accuracy, precision, depth, strong student support, and abundant exercises—while exposing students to functions in the first chapter. This text’s skills-based approach ensures that students can perform the essential tasks and master basic skills before developing the conceptual understanding they need for the course. Students focus on the fundamentals: preparing for class, practicing their homework, and reviewing. After using this book, students will be prepared to handle the algebra found in subsequent courses, such as finite mathematics, business mathematics, and engineering calculus, and will have a solid understanding of the concept of functions.

In the Second Edition, the coverage of functions is even stronger. This edition features Showcase Examples in a guided, step-by-step format, and Model It examples and exercises to help students develop the ability to build models. Exercise Sets at the end of each section are now classified so instructors can easily assign the most appropriate homework for their classes’ needs. The Chapter Test Prep Videos, which provide fully worked-out solutions to all chapter test exercises, are now available on YouTube, as well as on DVD and in MyMathLab®.
CourseSmart textbooks do not include any media or print supplements that come packaged with the bound book.

Foundations: A Prelude to Functions

F.1 The Distance and Midpoint Formulas

F.2 Graphs of Equations in Two Variables; Intercepts; Symmetry

F.3 Lines

F.4 Circles

1. Functions and Their Graphs

1.1 Functions

1.2 The Graph of a Function

1.3 Properties of Functions

1.4 Library of Functions; Piecewise-defined Functions

1.5 Graphing Techniques: Transformations

1.6 Mathematical Models: Constructing Functions

1.7 Building Mathematical Models Using Variation

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Chapter Projects

2.1 Properties of Linear Functions and Linear Models

2.2 Building Linear Models from Data

2.3 Quadratic Functions and Their Zeros

2.6 Building Quadratic Models from Verbal Descriptions and from Data

2.7 Complex Zeros of a Quadratic Function

2.8 Equations and Inequalities Involving the Absolute Value Function

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Chapter Projects

Cumulative Review

3. Polynomial and Rational Functions

3.1 Polynomial Functions and Models

3.2 Properties of Rational Functions

3.3 The Graph of a Rational Function

3.4 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities

3.5 The Real Zeros of a Polynomial Function

3.6 Complex Zeros; Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Chapter Projects

Cumulative Review

4. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

4.1 Composite Functions

4.2 One-to-One Functions; Inverse Functions

4.3 Exponential Functions

4.4 Logarithmic Functions

4.5 Properties of Logarithms

4.6 Logarithmic and Exponential Equations

4.7 Compound Interest

4.8 Exponential Growth and Decay; Newton's Law; Logistic Growth and Decay

4.9 Building Exponential, Logarithmic, and Logistic Functions from Data

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Chapter Projects

Cumulative Review

5. Trigonometric Functions

5.1 Angles and Their Measure

5.2 Right Triangle Trigonometry

5.3 Computing the Values of Trigonometric Functions of Acute Angles

5.4 Trigonometric Functions of General Angles

5.5 Unit Circle Approach; Properties of the Trigonometric Functions

5.6 Graphs of the Sine and Cosine Functions

5.7 Graphs of the Tangent, Cotangent, Cosecant, and Secant Functions

5.8 Phase Shift; Sinusoidal Curve Fitting

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Chapter Projects

Cumulative Review

6. Analytic Trigonometry

6.1 The Inverse Sine, Cosine, and Tangent Functions

6.2 The Inverse Trigonometric Functions (Continued)

6.3 Trigonometric Identities

6.4 Sum and Difference Formulas

6.5 Double-angle and Half-angle Formulas

6.6 Product-to-Sum and Sum-to-Product Formulas

6.7 Trigonometric Equations

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Chapter Projects

Cumulative Review

7. Applications of Trigonometric Functions

7.1 Applications Involving Right Triangles

7.2 The Law of Sines

7.3 The Law of Cosines

7.4 Area of a Triangle

7.5 Simple Harmonic Motion; Damped Motion; Combining Waves

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Chapter Projects

Cumulative Review

8. Polar Coordinates; Vectors

8.1 Polar Coordinates

8.2 Polar Equations and Graphs

8.3 The Complex Plane; DeMoivre's Theorem

8.4 Vectors

8.5 The Dot Product

8.6 Vectors in Space

8.7 The Cross Product

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Chapter Projects

Cumulative Review

9. Analytic Geometry

9.1 Conics

9.2 The Parabola

9.3 The Ellipse

9.4 The Hyperbola

9.5 Rotation of Axes; General Form of a Conic

9.6 Polar Equations of Conics

9.7 Plane Curves and Parametric Equations

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Chapter Projects

Cumulative Review

10. Systems of Equations and Inequalities

10.1 Systems of Linear Equations: Substitution and Elimination

10.2 Systems of Linear Equations: Matrices

10.3 Systems of Linear Equations: Determinants

10.4 Matrix Algebra

10.5 Partial Fraction Decomposition

10.6 Systems of Nonlinear Equations

10.7 Systems of Inequalities

10.8 Linear Programming

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Chapter Projects

Cumulative Review

11. Sequences; Induction; the Binomial Theorem

11.1 Sequences

11.2 Arithmetic Sequences

11.3 Geometric Sequences; Geometric Series

11.4 Mathematical Induction

11.5 The Binomial Theorem

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Chapter Projects

Cumulative Review

12. Counting and Probability

12.1 Counting

12.2 Permutations and Combinations

12.3 Probability

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Chapter Projects

Cumulative Review

Appendix A. Review

A.1 Algebra Essentials

A.2 Geometry Essentials

A.3 Polynomials

A.4 Factoring Polynomials

A.5 Synthetic Division

A.6 Rational Expressions

A.7 nth Roots; Rational Exponents

A.8 Solving Equations

A.9 Problem Solving: Interest, Mixture, Uniform Motion, Constant Rate Jobs

A.10 Interval Notation; Solving Inequalities

A.11 Complex Numbers

Appendix B. Graphing Utilities

B.1 The Viewing Rectangle

B.2 Using a Graphing Utility to Graph Equations

B.3 Using a Graphing Utility to Locate Intercepts and Check for Symmetry

B.4 Using a Graphing Utility to Solve Equations

B.5 Square Screens

B.6 Using a Graphing Utility to Graph Inequalities

B.7 Using a Graphing Utility to Solve Systems of Linear Equations

B.8 Using a Graphing Utility to Graph a Polar Equation

B.9 Using a Graphing Utility to Graph Parametric Equations