Precalculus With Modeling & Visualization by Gary K. RockswoldPrecalculus With Modeling & Visualization by Gary K. Rockswold

Precalculus With Modeling & Visualization

byGary K. Rockswold

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Gary Rockswold doesn’t just mention real-world examples; he teaches mathematical concepts through those applications. For example, if we look at Facebook usage over time, what might that tell us about linear growth and predictions? In this way, students learn the concepts in the context of the world they know, which leads to better understanding and retention. From there, the author shows a connection between application, modeling, and visualization. Rockswold is known for presenting the concept of a function as a unifying theme, with an emphasis on the rule of four (verbal, graphical, numerical, and symbolic representations). The 6th Edition emphasizes conceptual understanding with new in-chapter features and assignment options, while at the same time providing tools to empower instructors to make their classroom more active through collaboration and group work.

           

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Gary Rockswold has taught mathematics, computer science, and physical science at a wide variety of levels, including high school, undergraduate, and graduate students for over 30 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College and his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Iowa State University. He has been a principal inve...
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Title:Precalculus With Modeling & VisualizationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1184 pages, 11 × 8.8 × 2 inPublished:January 20, 2017Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Functions and Graphs

1.1 Numbers, Data, and Problem Solving

1.2 Visualizing and Graphing Data

               Checking Basic Concepts for Sections 1.1 and 1.2

1.3 Functions and Their Representations

1.4 Types of Functions and Their Rates of Change

               Checking Basic Concepts for Sections 1.3 and 1.4

 

               Chapter 1 Summary

               Chapter 1 Review Exercises

               Chapter 1 Extended and Discovery Exercises

 

2. Linear Functions and Equations

2.1 Equations of Lines

2.2 Linear Equations

               Checking Basic Concepts for Sections 2.1 and 2.2

2.3 Linear Inequalities

2.4 More Modeling with Functions

               Checking Basic Concepts for Sections 2.3 and 2.4

2.5 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

               Checking Basic Concepts for Section 2.5

               Chapter 2 Summary

 

               Chapter 2 Review Exercises

               Chapter 2 Extended and Discovery Exercises

               Chapters 1-2 Cumulative Review Exercises

 

3. Quadratic Functions and Equations

3.1 Quadratic Functions and Models

3.2 Quadratic Equations and Problem Solving

               Checking Basic Concepts for Sections 3.1 and 3.2

3.3 Complex Numbers

3.4 Quadratic Inequalities

               Checking Basic Concepts for Sections 3.3 and 3.4

3.5 Transformations of Graphs

               Checking Basic Concepts for Section 3.5

 

               Chapter 3 Summary

               Chapter 3 Review Exercises

               Chapter 3 Extended and Discovery Exercises

 

4. More Nonlinear Functions and Equations

4.1 More Nonlinear Functions and Their Graphs

4.2 Polynomial Functions and Models

               Checking Basic Concepts for Sections 4.1 and 4.2

4.3 Division of Polynomials

4.4 Real Zeros of Polynomial Functions

               Checking Basic Concepts for Sections 4.3 and 4.4

4.5 The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

4.6 Rational Functions and Models

               Checking Basic Concepts for Sections 4.5 and 4.6

4.7 More Equations and Inequalities

4.8 Radical Equations and Power Functions

               Checking Basic Concepts for Sections 4.7 and 4.8

 

               Chapter 4 Summary

               Chapter 4 Review Exercises

               Chapter 4 Extended and Discovery Exercises

               Chapters 1-4 Cumulative Review Exercises

 

5. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

5.1 Combining Functions

5.2 Inverse Functions and Their Representations

               Checking Basic Concepts for Sections 5.1 and 5.2

5.3 Exponential Functions and Models

5.4 Logarithmic Functions and Models

               Checking Basic Concepts for Sections 5.3 and 5.4

5.5 Properties of Logarithms

5.6 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

               Checking Basic Concepts for Sections 5.5 and 5.6

5.7 Constructing Nonlinear Models

               Checking Basic Concepts for Section 5.7

 

               Chapter 5 Summary

               Chapter 5 Review Exercises

               Chapter 5 Extended and Discovery Exercises

 

6. Trigonometric Functions

6.1 Angles and Their Measure

6.2 Right Triangle Trigonometry

               Checking Basic Concepts for Sections 6.1 and 6.2

6.3 The Sine and Cosine Functions and Their Graphs

6.4 Other Trigonometric Functions and Their Graphs

               Checking Basic Concepts for Sections 6.3 and 6.4

6.5 Graphing Trigonometric Functions

6.6 Inverse Trigonometric Functions

               Checking Basic Concepts for Sections 6.5 and 6.6

 

               Chapter 6 Summary

               Chapter 6 Review Exercises

               Chapter 6 Extended and Discovery Exercises

               Chapters 1-6 Cumulative Review Exercises

 

7. Trigonometric Identities and Equations

7.1 Fundamental Identities

7.2 Verifying Identities

               Checking Basic Concepts for Sections 7.1 and 7.2

7.3 Trigonometric Equations

7.4 Sum and Difference Identities

               Checking Basic Concepts for Sections 7.3 and 7.4

7.5 Multiple-Angle Identities

               Checking Basic Concepts for Section 7.5

 

               Chapter 7 Summary

               Chapter 7 Review Exercises

               Chapter 7 Extended and Discovery Exercises

 

8. Further Topics in Trigonometry

8.1 Law of Sines

8.2 Law of Cosines

               Checking Basic Concepts for Sections 8.1 and 8.2

8.3 Vectors

8.4 Parametric Equations

               Checking Basic Concepts for Sections 8.3 and 8.4

8.5 Polar Equations

8.6 Trigonometric Form and Roots of Complex Numbers

               Checking Basic Concepts for Sections 8.5 and 8.6

 

               Chapter 8 Summary

               Chapter 8 Review Exercises

               Chapter 8 Extended and Discovery Exercises

               Chapters 1-8 Cumulative Review Exercises

 

9. Systems of Equations and Inequalities

9.1 Functions and Systems of Equations in Two Variables

9.2 Systems of Inequalities in Two Variables

               Checking Basic Concepts for Sections 9.1 and 9.2

 

9.3 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables

9.4 Solutions to Linear Systems Using Matrices

               Checking Basic Concepts for Sections 9.3 and 9.4

 

9.5 Properties and Applications of Matrices

9.6 Inverses of Matrices

               Checking Basic Concepts for Sections 9.5 and 9.6

9.7 Determinants

               Checking Basic Concepts for Section 9.7

 

               Chapter 9 Summary

               Chapter 9 Review Exercises

               Chapter 9 Extended and Discovery Exercises

               Chapters 1-9 Cumulative Review Exercises

 

10. Conic Sections

10.1 Parabolas

10.2 Ellipses

               Checking Basic Concepts for Sections 10.1 and 10.2

10.3 Hyperbolas

               Checking Basic Concepts for Section 10.3

 

               Chapter 10 Summary

               Chapter 10 Review Exercises

               Chapter 10 Extended and Discovery Exercises

 

11. Further Topics in Algebra

11.1 Sequences

11.2 Series

               Checking Basic Concepts for Sections 11.1 and 11.2

11.3 Counting

11.4 The Binomial Theorem

               Checking Basic Concepts for Sections 11.3 and 11.4

11.5 Mathematical Induction

11.6 Probability

               Checking Basic Concepts for Sections 11.5 and 11.6

 

               Chapter 11 Summary

               Chapter 11 Review Exercises

               Chapter 11 Extended and Discovery Exercises

               Chapters 1-11 Cumulative Review Exercises

 

R. Reference: Basic Concepts from Algebra and Geometry

R.1 Formulas from Geometry

R.2 Integer Exponents

R.3 Polynomial Expressions

R.4 Factoring Polynomials

R.5 Rational Expressions

R.6 Radical Notation and Rational Exponents

R.7 Radical Expressions

 

Appendix A: Using the Graphing Calculator

Appendix B: A Library of Functions

Appendix C: Partial Fractions

Appendix D: Percent Change and Exponential Functions

Appendix E: Rotation of Axes

 

Bibliography

Answers to Selected Exercises

Photo Credits

Index of Applications

Index