Precalculus
by Paul Sisson
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Precalculus starts off with several lessons familiar to students coming from a college algebra course—reviewing topics like linear inequalities, quadratic equations, and inverses of functions—before covering more advanced topics to prepare them for calculus. The text explains elements of trigonometry in detail.
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Precalculus, by Paul Sisson 2/E
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Number Systems and Equations of One Variable 
1.1a 
The Real Number System 
1.1b 
The Arithmetic of Algebraic Expressions 
1.2a 
Properties of Exponents 
1.2b 
Scientific Notation and Geometric Problems Using Exponents 
1.2c 
Properties of Radicals 
1.2d 
Rational Number Exponents 
1.3 
Polynomials and Factoring 
1.4 
The Complex Number System 
1.5a 
Linear Equations in One Variable 
1.5b 
Applications of Linear Equations in One Variable 
1.6 
Linear Inequalities in One Variable 
1.7a 
Quadratic Equations in One Variable 
1.7b 
Higher Degree Polynomial Equations 
1.8a 
Rational Expressions and Equations 
1.8b 
Radical Equations 

Chapter 1 Review and Test 
Chapter 2: Introduction to Equations and Inequalities of Two Variables 
2.1 
The Cartesian Coordinate System 
2.2 
Linear Equations in Two Variables 
2.3 
Forms of Linear Equations 
2.4 
Parallel and Perpendicular Lines 
2.5 
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables 
2.6 
Introduction to Circles 

Chapter 2 Review and Test 
Chapter 3: Relations, Functions, and Their Graphs 
3.1 
Relations and Functions 
3.2a 
Linear and Quadratic Functions 
3.2b 
Max/Min Applications of Quadratic Functions 
3.3 
Other Common Functions 
3.4 
Variation and MultiVariable Functions 
3.5 
transformations of Functions 
3.6 
Combining Functions 
3.7 
Inverses of Functions 

Chapter 3 Review and Test 
Chapter 4: Polynomial Functions 
4.1 
Introduction to Polynomial Equations and Graphs 
4.2 
Polynomial Division and the Division Algorithm 
4.3 
Locating Real Zeros of Polynomials 
4.4 
The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra 
4.5 
Rational Functions and Rational Inequalities 

Chapter 4 Review and Test 
Chapter 5: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 
5.1 
Exponential Functions and Their Graphs 
5.2 
Applications of Exponential Functions 
5.3 
Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs 
5.4 
Properties and Applications of Logarithms 
5.5 
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations 

Chapter 5 Review and Test 

Chapter 6: Trigonometric Functions 
6.1 
Radian and Degree Measure of Angles 
6.2 
Trigonometric Functions of Acute Angles 
6.3 
Trigonometric Functions of Any Angle 
6.4 
Graphs of Trigonometric Functions 
6.5 
Inverse Trigonometric Functions 

Chapter 6 Review and Test 
Chapter 7: Trigonometric Identities and Equations 
7.1 
Fundamental Identities and Their Uses 
7.2 
Sum and Difference Identities 
7.3 
Product  Sum Identities 
7.4 
Trigonometric Equations 

Chapter 7 Review and Test 
Chapter 8: Additional Topics in Trigonometry 
8.1a 
The Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines 
8.1b 
Areas of triangles 
8.2 
Polar Coordinates and Polar Equations 
8.3a 
Parametric Equations  Graphing and Applications 
8.3b 
Parametric Equations  Eliminating the Parameter 
8.3c 
Parametric Equations  Constructing Equations 
8.4a 
Trigonometric Form of Complex Numbers 
8.4b 
Operations with Complex Numbers 
8.5 
Vectors in the Cartesian Plane 
8.6 
The Dot Product and its Uses 

Chapter 8 Review and Test 
Chapter 9: Conic Sections 
9.1 
The Ellipse 
9.2 
The Parabola 
9.3 
The Hyperbola 
9.4 
Rotation of Conics 
9.5 
Polar Form of Conic Sections 

Chapter 9 Review and Test 
Chapter 10: Systems of Equations 
10.1 
Solving Systems by Substitution and Elimination 
10.2 
Matrix Notation and Gaussian Elimination 
10.3 
Determinants and Cramer's Rule 
10.4 
The Algebra of Matrices 
10.5 
Inverses of Matrices 
10.6 
Partial Fraction Decomposition 
10.7 
Linear Programming 
10.8 
Nonlinear Systems of Equations 

Chapter 10 Review and Test 
Chapter 11: An Introduction to Sequences, Series, and Probability 
11.1 
Sequences and Series 
11.2 
Arithmetic Sequences and Series 
11.3 
Geometric Sequences and Series 
11.4 
Mathematical Induction 
11.5a 
An Introduction to Combinatorics  Counting, Permutations, and Combinations 
11.5b 
An Introduction to Combinatorics  The Binomial and Multinomial Theorems 
11.6 
An Introduction to Probability 

Chapter 11 Review and Test 
