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For courses in Precalculus Mathematics. Show students that our world is profoundly mathematical Bob Blitzer continues to inspire students with his engaging approach to mathematics, making this beloved series the #1 in the market year after year. Blitzer draws on his unique background in mathematics and behavioral science to present a wide range of vivid applications in real-life situations. Students of all majors stay engaged because Blitzer uses pop-culture and up-to-date references to connect math to students' lives, showing that our world is profoundly mathematical. With the new edition, Blitzer takes student engagement with the mathematical world to a whole new level drawing from applications across all fields as well as topics that are of interest to any college student (e.g., student loan debt, grade inflation, sleep hours of college students). Applications are also brought to life online in a new, assignable video series that explore the entertaining and mathematical Blitzer Bonus boxes. The new edition also aims to help more students to succeed in the course with just-in-time support in the text--such as Brief Review of prerequisite topics, Achieving Success boxes, and Retain the Concepts exercises--as well as support within MyLab (TM) Math such as new concept-level videos, assignable tools to enhance visualization, and more. Also available with MyLab MathMyLab (TM) Math is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. The new edition continues to expand the comprehensive auto-graded exercise options. In addition, MyLab Math includes new options designed to help students of all levels and majors to stay engaged and succeed in the course.Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab, search for: 0134453271 / 9780134453279 Precalculus Plus MyLab Math with eText -- Access Card Package, 6/ePackage consists of: 0134469143 / 9780134469140 Precalculus0321431308 / 9780321431301 MyLab Math -- Glue-in Access Card0321654064 / 9780321654069 MyLab Math Inside Star Stickershow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 1344 pages
  • 216 x 276 x 45.72mm | 2,676.19g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 0134469143
  • 9780134469140

About Robert F. Blitzer

Bob Blitzer is a native of Manhattan and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with dual majors in mathematics and psychology (minor: English literature) from the City College of New York. His unusual combination of academic interests led him toward a Master of Arts in mathematics from the University of Miami and a doctorate in behavioral sciences from Nova University. Bob's love for teaching mathematics was nourished for nearly 30 years at Miami Dade College, where he received numerous teaching awards, including Innovator of the Year from the League for Innovations in the Community College and an endowed chair based on excellence in the classroom. In addition to College Algebra, Bob has written textbooks covering developmental mathematics, introductory algebra, intermediate algebra, trigonometry, algebra and trigonometry, precalculus, and liberal arts mathematics, all published by Pearson. When not secluded in his Northern California writer's cabin, Bob can be found hiking the beaches and trails of Point Reyes National Seashore and tending to the chores required by his beloved entourage of horses, chickens, and irritable roosters.show more

Table of contents

P. Prerequisites: Fundamental Concepts of AlgebraP.1 Algebraic Expressions, Mathematical Models, and Real NumbersP.2 Exponents and Scientific NotationP.3 Radicals and Rational ExponentsP.4 PolynomialsP.5 Factoring PolynomialsP.6 Rational ExpressionsP.7 EquationsP.8 Modeling with EquationsP.9 Linear Inequalities and Absolute Value InequalitiesSummary, Review, and TestReview ExercisesChapter P Test 1. Functions and Graphs1.1 Graphs and Graphing Utilities1.2 Basics of Functions and Their Graphs1.3 More on Functions and Their Graphs1.4 Linear Functions and Slope1.5 More on Slope1.6 Transformations of Functions1.7 Combinations of Functions; Composite Functions1.8 Inverse Functions1.9 Distance and Midpoint Formulas; Circles1.10 Modeling with Functions 2. Polynomial and Rational Functions2.1 Complex Numbers2.2 Quadratic Functions2.3 Polynomial Functions and Their Graphs2.4 Dividing Polynomials; Remainder and Factor Theorems2.5 Zeros of Polynomial Functions2.6 Rational Functions and Their Graphs2.7 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities2.8 Modeling Using Variation 3. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions3.1 Exponential Functions3.2 Logarithmic Functions3.3 Properties of Logarithms3.4 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations3.5 Exponential Growth and Decay; Modeling Data 4. Trigonometric Functions4.1 Angles and Radian Measure4.2 Trigonometric Functions: The Unit Circle4.3 Right Triangle Trigonometry4.4 Trigonometric Functions of Any Angle4.5 Graphs of Sine and Cosine Functions4.6 Graphs of Other Trigonometric Functions4.7 Inverse Trigonometric Functions4.8 Applications of Trigonometric Functions 5. Analytic Trigonometry5.1 Verifying Trigonometric Identities5.2 Sum and Difference Formulas5.3 Double-Angle, Power-Reducing, and Half-Angle Formulas5.4 Product-to-Sum and Sum-to-Product Formulas5.5 Trigonometric Equations6. Additional Topics in Trigonometry6.1 The Law of Sines6.2 The Law of Cosines6.3 Polar Coordinates6.4 Graphs of Polar Equations6.5 Complex Numbers in Polar Form; DeMoivre's Theorem6.6 Vectors6.7 The Dot Product 7. Systems of Equations and Inequalities7.1 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables7.2 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables7.3 Partial Fractions7.4 Systems of Nonlinear Equations in Two Variables7.5 Systems of Inequalities7.6 Linear Programming 8. Matrices and Determinants8.1 Matrix Solutions to Linear Systems8.2 Inconsistent and Dependent Systems and Their Applications8.3 Matrix Operations and Their Applications8.4 Multiplicative Inverses of Matrices and Matrix Equations8.5 Determinants and Cramer's Rule 9. Conic Sections and Analytic Geometry9.1 The Ellipse9.2 The Hyperbola9.3 The Parabola9.4 Rotation of Axes9.5 Parametric Equations9.6 Conic Sections in Polar Coordinates 10. Sequences, Induction, and Probability10.1 Sequences and Summation Notation10.2 Arithmetic Sequences10.3 Geometric Sequences and Series10.4 Mathematical Induction10.5 The Binomial Theorem10.6 Counting Principles, Permutations, and Combinations10.7 Probability 11. Introduction to Calculus11.1 Finding Limits Using Tables and Graphs11.2 Finding Limits Using Properties of Limits11.3 Limits and Continuity11.4 Introduction to Derivativesshow more

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