Precalculus: Make it Real 1st edition

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Frank Wilson, Scott L. Adamson, Trey Cox, and Alan E. O'Bryan
Publisher: Cengage Learning

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  • Chapter 1: Mathematical Modeling, Functions, and Change
    • 1.1: Mathematical Modeling (20)
    • 1.2: Functions and Function Notation (29)
    • 1.3: Functions Represented by Tables and Formulas (32)
    • 1.4: Functions Represented by Graphs (18)
    • 1.5: Functions Represented by Words (20)
    • 1.6: Preview to Inverse Functions (15)
    • 1: Review

  • Chapter 2: Linear Functions
    • 2.1: Functions with Constant Rates of Change (49)
    • 2.2: Modeling with Linear Functions (29)
    • 2.3: Linear Regression (15)
    • 2.4: Systems of Linear Equations (42)
    • 2.5: Using Matrices to Solve Linear Systems (23)
    • 2.6: Matrix Operations and Applications (29)
    • 2: Review

  • Chapter 3: Transformations of Functions
    • 3.1: Horizontal and Vertical Shifts (31)
    • 3.2: Horizontal and Vertical Reflections (32)
    • 3.3: Vertical Stretches and Reflections (32)
    • 3.4: Horizontal Stretches and Compressions (36)
    • 3: Review

  • Chapter 4: Quadratic Functions
    • 4.1: Variable Rates of Change (28)
    • 4.2: Modeling with Quadratic Functions (26)
    • 4.3: Quadratic Functions, Graphs, and Forms (41)
    • 4: Review

  • Chapter 5: Polynomial, Power, and Rational Functions
    • 5.1: Higher-Order Polynomial Function Modeling (40)
    • 5.2: Power Functions (38)
    • 5.3: Rational Functions (37)
    • 5: Review

  • Chapter 6: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
    • 6.1: Percentage Change (29)
    • 6.2: Exponential Function Modeling and Graphs (41)
    • 6.3: Compound Interest and Continuous Growth (44)
    • 6.4: Solving Logarithmic and Exponential Equations (44)
    • 6.5: Logarithmic Function Modeling (52)
    • 6: Review

  • Chapter 7: Modeling with Other Types of Function
    • 7.1: Combinations of Functions (32)
    • 7.2: Piecewise Functions (23)
    • 7.3: Composition of Functions (30)
    • 7.4: Logistic Functions (23)
    • 7.5: Choosing a Mathematical Model (30)
    • 7: Review

  • Chapter 8: Trigonometric Functions
    • 8.1: Periodic Functions (22)
    • 8.2: Angle Measure (degrees and radians) (29)
    • 8.3: The Unit Circle and Trigonometric Functions (34)
    • 8.4: Graphing Sine and Cosine Functions (31)
    • 8.5: Modeling with Trigonometric Functions (28)
    • 8.6: Other Trigonometric Functions (26)
    • 8.7: Inverse Trigonometric Functions (34)
    • 8: Review

  • Chapter 9: Triangle Trigonometry and Applications
    • 9.1: Right Triangle Trigonometry (30)
    • 9.2: Law of Cosines (26)
    • 9.3: Law of Sines (26)
    • 9.4: Polar Coordinates (30)
    • 9.5: Vectors (29)
    • 9: Review

  • Chapter 10: Trigonometric Identities
    • 10.1: Basic Identities (36)
    • 10.2: Verifying Identities (36)
    • 10.3: Other Trigonometric Identities (32)
    • 10: Review

  • Chapter 11: Conic Sections
    • 11.1: Slices of a Cone
    • 11.2: Ellipses and Circles (35)
    • 11.3: Parabolas (34)
    • 11.4: Hyperbolas (31)
    • 11: Review

  • Chapter 12: Sequences and Series
    • 12.1: Sequences (22)
    • 12.2: Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences (25)
    • 12.3: Series (30)
    • 12: Review

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Chapter 2: Linear Functions
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Chapter 3: Transformations of Functions
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Chapter 4: Quadratic Functions
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Chapter 5: Polynomial, Power, and Rational Functions
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Chapter 6: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
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Chapter 7: Modeling with Other Types of Function
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Chapter 8: Trigonometric Functions
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Chapter 9: Triangle Trigonometry and Applications
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Chapter 10: Trigonometric Identities
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Chapter 11: Conic Sections
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Chapter 12: Sequences and Series
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