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Precalculus: Functions and Graphs, 4th Edition

By Mark Dugopolski

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 27, 2011


For courses in Precalculus.


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Dugopolski’s Precalculus: Functions and Graphs, Fourth Edition gives students the essential strategies they need to make the transition to calculus. Along the way, students see how the algebra connects to their future calculus courses, with tools like Foreshadowing Calculus and Concepts of Calculus. The author’s emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking is enhanced by a new MyMathLab course, where  students will find new Video Assessment questions  tied to section lecture videos; Getting Ready material to help learn necessary prerequisite skills; Guided Visualizations, and more!


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Table of Contents

1. Equations, Inequalities, and Modeling

1-1 Equations in One Variable

1-2 Constructing Models to Solve Problems

1-3 Equations and Graphs in Two Variables

1-4 Linear Equations in Two Variables

1-5 Scatter Diagrams and Curve Fitting

1-6 Complex Numbers

1-7 Quadratic Equations

1-8 Linear and Absolute Value Inequalities

            Chapter 1 Highlights

            Chapter 1 Review Exercises

            Chapter 1 Test

            Concepts of Calculus: Limits


2. Functions and Graphs

2-1 Functions

2-2 Graphs of Relations and Functions

2-3 Families of Functions, Transformations, and Symmetry

2-4 Operations with Functions

2-5 Inverse Functions

2-6 Constructing Functions with Variation

            Chapter 2 Highlights

            Chapter 2 Review Exercises

            Chapter 2 Test

            Tying it all Together

            Concepts of Calculus: Instantaneous Rate of Change


3. Polynomial and Rational Functions

3-1 Quadratic Functions and Inequalities

3-2 Zeroes of Polynomial Functions

3-3 The Theory of Equations

3-4 Miscellaneous Equations

3-5 Graphs of Polynomial Functions

3-6 Rational Functions and Inequalities

            Chapter 3 Highlights

            Chapter 3 Review Exercises

            Chapter 3 Test

            Tying it all Together

            Concepts of Calculus: Instantaneous Rate of Change of the Power Functions


4. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

4-1 Exponential Functions and Their Applications

4-2 Logarithmic Functions and Their Applications

4-3 Rules of Logarithms

4-4 More Equations and Applications

            Chapter 4 Highlights

            Chapter 4 Review Exercises

            Chapter 4 Test

            Tying it all Together

            Concepts of Calculus: The Instantaneous Rate of Change of f(x)= ex


5. The Trigonometric Functions

5-1 Angles and Their Measurements

5-2 The Sine and Cosine Functions

5-3 The Graphs of the Sine and Cosine Functions

5-4 The Other Trigonometric Functions and Their Graphs

5-5 The Inverse Trigonometric Functions

5-6 Right Triangle Trigonometry

            Chapter 5 Highlights

            Chapter 5 Review Exercises

            Chapter 5 Test

            Tying it all Together

            Concepts of Calculus: Evaluating Transcendental Functions


6. Trigonometric Identities and Conditional Equations

6-1 Basic Identities

6-2 Verifying Identities

6-3 Sum and Difference Identities

6-4 Double-Angle and Half-Angle Identities

6-5 Product and Sum Identities

6-6 Conditional Trigonometric Functions

            Chapter 6 Highlights

            Chapter 6 Review Exercises

            Chapter 6 Test

            Tying it all Together

            Concepts of Calculus: Area of A Circle and n


7. Applications of Trigonometry

7-1 The Law of Sines

7-2 The Law of Cosines

7-3 Vectors

7-4 Trigonometric Form of Complex Numbers

7-5 Powers and Roots of Complex and Numbers

7-6 Polar Equations

            Chapter 7 Highlights

            Chapter 7 Review Exercises

            Chapter 7 Test

            Tying it all Together

            Concepts of Calculus: Limits and Asymptotes


8. Systems of Equations and Inequalities

8-1 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables

8-2 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables

8-3 Nonlinear Systems of Inequalities

8-4 Partial Fractions

8-5 Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities in Two Variables

8-6 The Linear Programming Model

            Chapter 8 Highlights

            Chapter 8 Review Exercises

            Chapter 8 Test

            Tying it all Together

            Concepts of Calculus: Instantaneous Rate of Change and Partial Fractions


9. Matrices and Determinants

9-1 Solving Linear Systems Using Matrices

9-2 Operations with Matrices

9-3 Multiplication of Matrices

9-4 Inverses of Matrices

9-5 Solution of Linear Systems in Two Variables Using Determinants

9-6 Solution of Linear Systems in Three Variables Using Determinants

            Chapter 9 Highlights

            Chapter 9 Review Exercises

            Chapter 9 Test

            Tying it all Together


10. The Conic Series

10-1 The Parabola

10-2 The Ellipse and the Circle

10-3 The Hyperbola

10-4 Rotation of Axes

10-5 Polar Equations of the Conics

            Chapter 10 Highlights

            Chapter 10 Review Exercises

            Chapter 10 Test

            Tying it all Together

            Concepts of Calculus: The Reflection Property of a Parabola


11. Sequences, Series, and Probability

11-1 Sequences

11-2 Series

11-3 Geometric Sequences and Series

11-4 Counting and Permutations

11-5 Combinations, Labeling, and the Binomial Theorem

11-6 Probability

11-7 Mathematical Induction

            Chapter 11 Highlights

            Chapter 11 Review Exercises

            Chapter 11 Test

            Concepts of Calculus: Limits of Sequences


A. Appendix: Solutions to Try This Exercises

B. Appendix: Basic Algebra Review

B-1 Real Numbers and Their Properties

B-2 Exponents and Radicals

B-3 Polynomials

B-4 Factorials Polynomials

B-5 Rational Expressions



Answers to Selected Exercises

Index of Applications


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