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Precalculus

Cynthia Y. Young

Engineers looking for an accessible approach to calculus will appreciate Young's introduction. The book offers a clear writing style that helps reduce any math anxiety they may have while developing their problem-solving skills. It incorporates Parallel Words and Math boxes that provide detailed annotations which follow a multi-modal approach. Your Turn exercises reinforce

2.1

Quadratic Functions

Exercises

p.207

2.2

Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree

Exercises

p.223

2.3

Dividing Polynomials

Exercises

p.233

2.4

The Real Zeros of a Polynomial Function

Exercises

p.248

2.5

Complex Zeros: The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

Exercises

p.257

2.6

Rational Functions

Exercises

p.274

Review Exercises

p.284

Practice Test

p.288

Cumulative Test

p.289

3.1

Exponential Functions and Their Graphs

Exercises

p.304

3.2

Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs

Exercises

p.318

3.3

Properties of Logarithms

Exercises

p.328

3.4

Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

Exercises

p.338

3.5

Exponential and Logarithmic Models

Exercises

p.349

Review Exercises

p.357

Practice Test

p.360

Cumulative Test

p.361

6.1

Verifying Trigonometric Identities

Exercises

p.533

6.2

Sum and Difference Identities

Exercises

p.546

6.3

Double-Angle and Half-Angle Identities

Exercises

p.561

6.4

Product-to-Sum and Sum-to-Product Identities

Exercises

p.571

6.5

Inverse Trigonometric Functions

Exercises

p.589

6.6

Trigonometric Equations

Exercises

p.605

Review Exercises

p.615

Practice Test

p.620

Cumulative Test

p.621

7.1

Vectors

Exercises

p.634

7.2

The Dot Product

Exercises

p.645

7.3

Polar (Trigonometric) Form of Complex Numbers

Exercises

p.654

7.4

Products, Quotients, Powers, and Roots of Complex Numbers

Exercises

p.666

7.5

Polar Coordinates and Graphs of Polar Equations

Exercises

p.681

Review Exercises

p.690

Practice Test

p.692

Cumulative Test

p.693

8.1

Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables

Exercises

p.708

8.2

Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables

Exercises

p.721

8.3

Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices

Exercises

p.743

8.4

Matrix of Algebra

Exercises

p.769

8.5

The Determinant of a Square Matrix and Cramer's Rule

Exercises

p.784

8.6

Partial Fractions

Exercises

p.797

8.7

Systems of Linear Inequalities in Two Variables

Exercises

p.811

Review Exercises

p.821

Practice Test

p.825

Cumulative Test

p.827

9.1

Conic Basics

Exercises

p.832

9.2

The Parabola

Exercises

p.843

9.3

The Ellipse

Exercises

p.855

9.4

The Hyperbola

Exercises

p.869

9.5

Systems of Nonlinear Equations

Exercises

p.882

9.6

Systems of Nonlinear Inequalities

Exercises

p.891

9.7

Rotation of Axes

Exercises

p.904

9.8

Polar Equations of Conics

Exercises

p.913

9.9

Parametric Equations and Graphs

Exercises

p.923

Review Exercises

p.929

Practice Test

p.933

Cumulative Test

p.935