Precalculus: Functions and Graphs, International Edition
(Paperback, 12th edition)
By Swokowski, Earl By Cole, Jeffery

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The latest edition of Swokowski and Cole's Precalculus: Functions And Graphs, 12e, International Edition retains the elements that have made it so popular with instructors and students alike: clear exposition, an appealing and uncluttered layout, and applicationsrich exercise se...ts. The excellent, timetested problems have been widely praised for their consistency and their appropriate level of difficulty for precalculus students. The book also provides calculator examples, including specific keystrokes that show students how to use various graphing calculators to solve problems more quickly. The Twelfth Edition features updated topical references and data, and continues to be supported by outstanding technology resources. Mathematically sound, this book effectively prepares students for further courses in mathematics.
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ISBN 
9780840068903 
Released NZ 
18 Jan 2011 
Publisher 
Cengage Learning, Inc 
Format 
Paperback, 12th edition 
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ISBN13 
9780840068903 

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Available 
Status 
Showing available from publisher, allow 24 weeks for delivery 

Publisher 
Cengage Learning, Inc 
Imprint 
Brooks/Cole 
Released 
18 Jan 2011

Publication Country 
United States 

Format 
Paperback, 12th edition

Edition 
12th edition 

Author(s) 
By Swokowski, Earl By Cole, Jeffery 
Category 
Vector & Tensor Analysis


Number of Pages 
912 
Dimensions 
Width: 200mm Height: 248mm Spine: 33mm 
Dewey Code 
515 
Weight 
1,451g 

Interest Age 
19+ years 
Reading Age 
19+ years 
NBS Text 
Science & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides 
ONIX Text 
College/higher education 

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NZ Review 
Each chapter ends with Review Exercises, Discussion Exercises, and a Chapter Test. 1. TOPICS FROM ALGEBRA. Real Numbers. Exponents and Radicals. Algebraic Expressions. Equations. Complex Numbers. Inequalities. 2. FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHS. Rectangular Coordinate Systems. Graphs of Equations. Lines. Definition of Function. Graphs of Functions. Quadratic Functions. Operations on Functions. 3. POLYNOMIAL AND RATIONAL FUNCTIONS. Polynomial Functions of Degree Greater Than 2. Properties of Division. Zeros of Polynomials. Complex and Rational Zeros of Polynomials. Rational Functions. Variation. 4. INVERSE, EXPONENTIAL, AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS. Inverse Functions. Exponential Functions. The Natural Exponential Function. Logarithmic Functions. Properties of Logarithms. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations. 5. TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS. Angles. Trigonometric Functions of Angles. Trigonometric Functions of Real Numbers. Values of the Trigonometric Functions. Trigonometric Graphs. Additional Trigonometric Graphs. Applied Problems. 6. ANALYTIC TRIGONOMETRY. Verifying Trigonometric Identities. Trigonometric Equations. The Additions and Subtraction of Formulas. MultipleAngle Formulas. ProductToSum and SumToProduct Formulas. The Inverse Trigonometric Functions. 7. APPLICATIONS OF TRIGONOMETRY. The Law of Sines. The Law of Cosines. Vectors. The Dot Product. Trigonometric Form for Complex Numbers. De Moivre's Theorem and nth Roots of Complex Numbers. 8. SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES. Systems of Equations. Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables. Systems of Inequalities. Linear Programming. Systems of Linear Equations in More Than Two Variables. The Algebra of Matrices. The Inverse of a Matrix. Determinants. Properties of Determinants. Partial Fractions. 9. SEQUENCES, SERIES, AND PROBABILITY. Infinite Sequences and Summation Notation. Arithmetic Sequences. Geometric Sequences. Mathematical Induction. The Binomial Theorem. Permutations. Distinguishable Permutations and Combinations. Probability. 10. TOPICS FROM ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY. Parabolas. Ellipses. Hyperbolas. Plane Curves and Parametric Equations. Polar Coordinates. Polar Equations of Conics. Appendix I: Common Graphs and Their Equations. Appendix II: A Summary of Graph Transformations. Appendix III: Graphs of the Trigonometric Functions and Their Inverses. Appendix IV: Values of the Trigonometric Functions of Special Angles on a Unit Circle. 
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Author's Bio
Earl Swokowski authored multiple editions of numerous successful textbooks, including CALCULUS; CALCULUS OF A SINGLE VARIABLE; FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE ALGEBRA; and PRECALCULUS: FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHS, all published by Cengage Learning Brooks/Cole. Jeffery A. Cole has been teaching mathematics and computer science at AnokaRamsey Community College since fall 1981. He started working on the Swokowski series of precalculus texts in 1985 as an ancillary author, and has been a coauthor since 1991. His contribution to the Swokowski texts also includes joining the revision team of the calculus text in 1989.
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