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Functions Modeling Change: A Preparation for Calculus, 5th Edition



Functions Modeling Change: A Preparation for Calculus, 5th Edition

Eric Connally, Deborah Hughes-Hallett

ISBN: 978-1-118-98630-1 September 2017 626 Pages


The 5th edition of this market-leading text helps instructors instill key algebra and trig concepts and helps students develop critical thinking skills. Functions Modeling Change, 5th Edition, is designed to accomplish the main goals of the Precalculus course: to build a solid mathematical foundation and prepare students for Calculus. The authors achieve this by focusing on a small number of key topics, thereby emphasizing depth of understanding rather than breadth of coverage. Functions Modeling Change, 5th Edition, presents each function symbolically, numerically, graphically and verbally (the Rule of Four). Additionally, a large number of real-world applications, examples, and problems enable students to create mathematical models that relate to the world around them.

1 Linear Functions and Change

2 Functions

3 Quadratic Functions

4 Exponential Functions

5 Logarithmic Functions

6 Transformations of Functions and Their Graphs

7 Trigonometry and Periodic Functions

8 Triangle Trigonometry and Polar Coordinates

9 Trigonometric Identities, Models, and Complex Numbers

10 Compositions, Inverses, and Combinations of Functions

11 Polynomial and Rational Functions

12 Vectors and Matrices

13 Sequences and Series

14 Parametric Equations and Conic Sections

Answers to Odd Problems