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ISBN-13 9780321645074ISBN-10 0321645073
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ISBN-10 0-321-64487-5ISBN-13 978-0-321-64487-9
Author(s): Michael Sullivan; Michael Sullivan,
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2011 Pages: 1176
Description

Precalculus: Concepts Through Functions, A Unit Circle Approach to Trigonometry, Second Edition embodies Sullivan/Sullivan’s hallmarks—accuracy, precision, depth, strong student support, and abundant exercises—while exposing students to functions in the first chapter. This text’s skills-based approach ensures that students can perform the essential tasks and master basic skills before developing the conceptual understanding they need for the course. Students focus on the fundamentals: preparing for class, practicing their homework, and reviewing. After using this book, students will be prepared to handle the algebra found in subsequent courses, such as finite mathematics, business mathematics, and engineering calculus, and will have a solid understanding of the concept of functions.

In the Second Edition, the coverage of functions is even stronger. This edition features Showcase Examples in a guided, step-by-step format, and Model It examples and exercises to help students develop the ability to build models. Exercise Sets at the end of each section are now classified so instructors can easily assign the most appropriate homework for their classes’ needs. The Chapter Test Prep Videos, which provide fully worked-out solutions to all chapter test exercises, are now available on YouTube, as well as on DVD and in MyMathLab®. CourseSmart textbooks do not include any media or print supplements that come packaged with the bound book.

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