Precalculus with Limits: A Graphing Approach 8th edition

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Ron Larson and Paul Battaglia
Publisher: Cengage Learning

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  • Chapter 1: Functions and Their Graphs
    • 1.1: Lines in the Plane
    • 1.2: Functions
    • 1.3: Graphs of Functions
    • 1.4: Shifting, Reflecting, and Stretching Graphs
    • 1.5: Combinations of Functions
    • 1.6: Inverse Functions
    • 1.7: Linear Models and Scatter Plots
    • 1: Chapter Review

  • Chapter 2: Polynomial and Rational Functions
    • 2.1: Quadratic Functions
    • 2.2: Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree
    • 2.3: Real Zeros of Polynomial Functions
    • 2.4: Complex Numbers
    • 2.5: The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
    • 2.6: Rational Functions and Asymptotes
    • 2.7: Graphs of Rational Functions
    • 2.8: Quadratic Models
    • 2: Chapter Review

  • Chapter 3: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
    • 3.1: Exponential Functions and Their Graphs
    • 3.2: Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs
    • 3.3: Properties of Logarithms
    • 3.4: Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
    • 3.5: Exponential and Logarithmic Models
    • 3.6: Nonlinear Models
    • 3: Chapter Review

  • Chapter 4: Trigonometric Functions
    • 4.1: Radian and Degree Measure
    • 4.2: Trigonometric Functions: The Unit Circle
    • 4.3: Right Triangle Trigonometry
    • 4.4: Trigonometric Functions of Any Angle
    • 4.5: Graphs of Sine and Cosine Functions
    • 4.6: Graphs of Other Trigonometric Functions
    • 4.7: Inverse Trigonometric Functions
    • 4.8: Applications and Models
    • 4: Chapter Review

  • Chapter 5: Analytic Trigonometry
    • 5.1: Using Fundamental Identities
    • 5.2: Verifying Trigonometric Identities
    • 5.3: Solving Trigonometric Equations
    • 5.4: Sum and Difference Formulas
    • 5.5: Multiple-Angle and Product-to-Sum Formulas
    • 5: Chapter Review

  • Chapter 6: Additional Topics in Trigonometry
    • 6.1: Law of Sines
    • 6.2: Law of Cosines
    • 6.3: Vectors in the Plane
    • 6.4: Vectors and Dot Products
    • 6.5: The Complex Plane
    • 6.6: Trigonometric Form of a Complex Number
    • 6: Chapter Review

  • Chapter 7: Linear Systems and Matrices
    • 7.1: Solving Systems of Equations
    • 7.2: Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
    • 7.3: Multivariable Linear Systems
    • 7.4: Matrices and Systems of Equations
    • 7.5: Operations with Matrices
    • 7.6: The Inverse of a Square Matrix
    • 7.7: The Determinant of a Square Matrix
    • 7.8: Applications of Matrices and Determinants
    • 7: Chapter Review

  • Chapter 8: Sequences, Series, and Probability
    • 8.1: Sequences and Series
    • 8.2: Arithmetic Sequences and Partial Sums
    • 8.3: Geometric Sequences and Series
    • 8.4: The Binomial Theorem
    • 8.5: Counting Principles
    • 8.6: Probability
    • 8: Chapter Review

  • Chapter 9: Topics in Analytic Geometry
    • 9.1: Circles and Parabolas
    • 9.2: Ellipses
    • 9.3: Hyperbolas and Rotation of Conics
    • 9.4: Parametric Equations
    • 9.5: Polar Coordinates
    • 9.6: Graphs of Polar Equations
    • 9.7: Polar Equations of Conics
    • 9: Chapter Review

  • Chapter 10: Analytic Geometry in Three Dimensions
    • 10.1: The Three-Dimensional Coordinate System
    • 10.2: Vectors in Space
    • 10.3: The Cross Product of Two Vectors
    • 10.4: Lines and Planes in Space
    • 10: Chapter Review

  • Chapter 11: Limits and an Introduction to Calculus
    • 11.1: Introduction to Limits
    • 11.2: Techniques for Evaluating Limits
    • 11.3: The Tangent Line Problem
    • 11.4: Limits at Infinity and Limits of Sequences
    • 11.5: The Area Problem
    • 11: Chapter Review

  • Chapter A: Technology Support
    • A.1: Technology Support

  • Chapter B: Concepts in Statistics
    • B.1: Representing Data Graphically
    • B.2: Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
    • B.3: Least Squares Regression

  • Chapter C: Review of Graphs, Equations, and Inequalities
    • C.1: The Cartesian Plane
    • C.2: Graphs of Equations
    • C.3: Solving Equations Algebraically and Graphically
    • C.4: Solving Inequalities Algebraically and Graphically

  • Chapter D: Variation
    • D.1: Variation

  • Chapter E: Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities
    • E.1: Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities

  • Chapter F: Systems of Inequalities
    • F.1: Solving Systems of Inequalities
    • F.2: Linear Programming

  • Chapter G: Mathematical Induction
    • G.1: Mathematical Induction


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