Precalculus, provides a solid foundation of algebraic
and trigonometric skills necessary to achieve a mastery of calculus. The text starts
with an indepth review of algebraic skills used throughout precalculus and then eases
into exciting new topics necessary to move forward into calculus. This text is
presented in a comprehensive and engaging style. Each topic is presented in a rigorous
and thorough manner, accompanied by several examples worked out in a stepbystep manner.
Detailed workout notes included in the examples provide further clarification and
understanding. Definitions and theorems are clearly identified in yellow boxes throughout
the text for easy reference, while common errors are highlighted to warn students against
common pitfalls. Each chapter ends with a chapter project which encourages the student to
synthesize the important skills from the chapter and apply them to a real world application.
Technology, including Mathematica® and TI83 Plus instruction, has been incorporated
throughout the text when appropriate.


Chapter 1: 
 Number Systems and Equations and Inequalities of One Variable 
Chapter 2: 
 Introduction to Equations and Inequalities of Two Variables 
Chapter 3: 
 Relations, Functions, and Their Graphs 
Chapter 4: 
 Polynomial Functions 
Chapter 5: 
 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 
Chapter 6: 
 Trigonometric Functions 
Chapter 7: 
 Trigonometric Identities and Equations 
Chapter 8: 
 Additional Topics in Trigonometry 
Chapter 9: 
 Conic Sections 
Chapter 10: 
 Systems of Equations 
Chapter 11: 
 An Introduction to Sequences, Series, Combinatorics, and Probability 
