# Precalculus

Multiple Authors, Openstax College

Pub Date: 2014

ISBN 13: 9781938168345

Publisher: OpenStax

Language: English

## Conditions of Use

Attribution

CC BY

## Reviews

Overall very good selection of topics, coherent, includes many engaging visual features and excellent real world applications. read more

I used Sullivan's Calculus (9e) as a standard for comparisons. The book is very similar in scope and sequencing to Sullivan, but does group some topics differently. For example, Sullivan combines linear and quadratic functions into one short... read more

The textbook covers all standard area and ideas for a Precalculus course. It also provides some advanced contents that are linked to Calculus. A review of basic algebra contents at the beginning of the text could have added good flavor to the... read more

It seems to cover all topics of Precalculus and also covers some preview of Calculus. However, the text does not cover review of Algebra. If it also covers a little bit of reviews such as basic factoring and other topics from Algebra, then it... read more

More important than the generous selection of topics that this text includes is the inviting way in which the mathematics is presented, through engaging and colorful pictures, tables, graphs, and examples from real life (for example, in... read more

## Table of Contents

- 1 Functions
- 2 Linear Functions
- 3 Polynomial and Rational Functions
- 4 Exponential and Logarithmic Function
- 5 Trigonometric Functions
- 6 Periodic Functions
- 7 Trigonometric Identities and Equations
- 8 Further Applications of Trigonometry
- 9 Systems of Equations and Inequalities
- 10 Analytic Geometry
- 11 Sequences, Probability and Counting Theory
- 12 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.

## About the Contributors

### Author

**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