Precalculus: Functions and Graphs 13th edition

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Earl Swokowski and Jeffery Cole
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  • Chapter 1: Topics from Algebra
    • 1.1: Real Numbers
    • 1.2: Exponents and Radicals
    • 1.3: Algebraic Expressions
    • 1.4: Equations
    • 1.5: Complex Numbers
    • 1.6: Inequalities
    • 1: Review Exercises
    • 1: Chapter Test

  • Chapter 2: Functions and Graphs
    • 2.1: Rectangular Coordinate Systems
    • 2.2: Graphs of Equations
    • 2.3: Lines
    • 2.4: Definition of Function
    • 2.5: Graphs of Functions
    • 2.6: Quadratic Functions
    • 2.7: Operations on Functions
    • 2: Review Exercises
    • 2: Chapter Test

  • Chapter 3: Polynomial and Rational Functions
    • 3.1: Polynomial Functions of Degree Greater Than 2
    • 3.2: Properties of Division
    • 3.3: Zeros of Polynomials
    • 3.4: Complex and Rational Zeros of Polynomials
    • 3.5: Rational Functions
    • 3.6: Variation
    • 3: Review Exercises
    • 3: Chapter Test

  • Chapter 4: Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions
    • 4.1: Inverse Functions
    • 4.2: Exponential Functions
    • 4.3: The Natural Exponential Function
    • 4.4: Logarithmic Functions
    • 4.5: Properties of Logarithms
    • 4.6: Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
    • 4: Review Exercises
    • 4: Chapter Test

  • Chapter 5: The Trigonometric Functions
    • 5.1: Angles
    • 5.2: Trigonometric Functions of Angles
    • 5.3: Trigonometric Functions of Real Numbers
    • 5.4: Values of the Trigonometric Functions
    • 5.5: Trigonometric Graphs
    • 5.6: Additional Trigonometric Graphs
    • 5.7: Applied Problems
    • 5: Review Exercises
    • 5: Chapter Test

  • Chapter 6: Analytic Trigonometry
    • 6.1: Verifying Trigonometric Identities
    • 6.2: Trigonometric Equations
    • 6.3: The Addition and Subtraction Formulas
    • 6.4: Multiple-Angle Formulas
    • 6.5: Product-to-Sum and Sum-to-Product Formulas
    • 6.6: The Inverse Trigonometric Functions
    • 6: Review Exercises
    • 6: Chapter Test

  • Chapter 7: Applications of Trigonometry
    • 7.1: The Law of Sines
    • 7.2: The Law of Cosines
    • 7.3: Vectors
    • 7.4: The Dot Product
    • 7.5: Trigonometric Form for Complex Numbers
    • 7.6: De Moivre's Theorem and nth Roots of Complex Numbers
    • 7: Review Exercises
    • 7: Chapter Test

  • Chapter 8: Systems of Equations and Inequalities
    • 8.1: Systems of Equations
    • 8.2: Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
    • 8.3: Systems of Inequalities
    • 8.4: Linear Programming
    • 8.5: Systems of Linear Equations in More Than Two Variables
    • 8.6: The Algebra of Matrices
    • 8.7: The Inverse of a Matrix
    • 8.8: Determinants
    • 8.9: Properties of Determinants
    • 8.10: Partial Fractions
    • 8: Review Exercises
    • 8: Chapter Test

  • Chapter 9: Sequences, Series, and Probability
    • 9.1: Infinite Sequences and Summation Notation
    • 9.2: Arithmetic Sequences
    • 9.3: Geometric Sequences
    • 9.4: Mathematical Induction
    • 9.5: The Binomial Theorem
    • 9.6: Permutations
    • 9.7: Distinguishable Permutations and Combinations
    • 9.8: Probability
    • 9: Review Exercises
    • 9: Chapter Test

  • Chapter 10: Topics from Analytic Geometry
    • 10.1: Parabolas
    • 10.2: Ellipses
    • 10.3: Hyperbolas
    • 10.4: Plane Curves and Parametric Equations
    • 10.5: Polar Coordinates
    • 10.6: Polar Equations of Conics
    • 10: Review Exercises
    • 10: Chapter Test

  • Chapter 11: Limits of Functions
    • 11.1: Introduction to Limits
    • 11.2: Definition of Limit
    • 11.3: Techniques for Finding Limits
    • 11.4: Limits Involving Infinity
    • 11: Review Exercises
    • 11: Chapter Test


Precalculus: Functions and Graphs, 13th Edition, by Earl Swokowski and Jeffery Cole, retains the features that have made it so popular: clear exposition and diverse, applications-rich examples and exercises. The excellent, time-tested problems have been widely praised for their consistency and appropriate level of difficulty for precalculus students. Mathematically sound, Precalculus: Functions and Graphs effectively prepares students for further courses in mathematics.

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Chapter 2: Functions and Graphs
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Chapter 3: Polynomial and Rational Functions
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Chapter 4: Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions
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Chapter 5: The Trigonometric Functions
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Chapter 6: Analytic Trigonometry
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Chapter 7: Applications of Trigonometry
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Chapter 8: Systems of Equations and Inequalities
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Chapter 9: Sequences, Series, and Probability
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Chapter 10: Topics from Analytic Geometry
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Chapter 11: Limits of Functions
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