Precalculus

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Multiple Authors, Openstax College

Pub Date: 2014

ISBN 13: 978-1-9381683-4-5

Publisher: OpenStax

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Reviewed by Barbara Shipman, Associate Professor and Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas at Arlington, on 4/12/2017.

More important than the generous selection of topics that this text includes is the inviting way in which the mathematics is presented, through … read more

 

Table of Contents

  • Functions
  • Linear Functions
  • Polynomial and Rational Functions
  • Exponential and Logarithmic Function
  • Trigonometric Functions
  • Periodic Functions
  • Trigonometric Identities and Equations
  • Further Applications of Trigonometry
  • Systems of Equations and Inequalities 
  • Analytic Geometry
  • Sequences, Probability and Counting Theory
  • Introduction to Calculus

About the Book

Precalculus is intended for college-level precalculus students. Since precalculus courses vary from one institution to the next, we have attempted to meet the needs of as broad an audience as possible, including all of the content that might be covered in any particular course. The result is a comprehensive book that covers more ground than an instructor could likely cover in a typical one- or two-semester course; but instructors should find, almost without fail, that the topics they wish to include in their syllabus are covered in the text. Many chapters of Openstax College Precalculus are suitable for other freshman and sophomore math courses such as College Algebra and Trigonometry; however, instructors of those courses might need to supplement or adjust the material. Openstax will also be releasing College Algebra and Algebra and Trigonometry titles tailored to the particular scope, sequence, and pedagogy of those courses.

OpenStax College has compiled many resources for faculty and students, from faculty-only content to interactive homework and study guides.

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Lead Author, Senior Content Expert

Jay Abramson, Arizona State University

Authors

Valeree Falduto, Palm Beach State College

Rachael Grosss, Towson State University

David Lippman, Pierce College

Melonie Rasmussen, Pierce College

Rick Norwood, East Tennessee State University

Nicholas Belloit, Florida State College, Jacksonville