# 65 Best Pre-Calculus Books of All Time

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**Get ahead in pre-calculus**

Pre-calculus courses have become increasingly popular with 35 percent of students in the U.S. taking the course in middle or high school. Often, completion of such a course is a prerequisite for calculus and other upper level mathematics courses.

*Pre-Calculus For Dummies*is an invaluable resource for students enrolled in pre-calculus courses. By presenting the essential topics in a clear and concise manner, the book helps students improve their understanding of pre-calculus and become prepared for upper level math courses.

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The first scientific entry in the acclaimed Art of Mentoring series from Basic Books,

*Letters to a Young Mathematician*tells readers what Ian Stewart wishes he had known when he was a student and young faculty member. Subjects ranging from the philosophical to the practical--what mathematics is and why it's worth doing, the relationship between logic and proof, the role of beauty in mathematical thinking, the future of mathematics, how to deal with the peculiarities of the mathematical community, and many others--are dealt with in Stewart's much-admired style, which combines subtle,... more3

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Your step-by-step solution to mastering precalculusUnderstanding precalculus often opens the door to learning more advanced and practical math subjects, and can also help satisfy college requisites.

This self-teaching guide presents general precalculus concepts first, so you'll ease into... more

Your step-by-step solution to mastering precalculusUnderstanding precalculus often opens the door to learning more advanced and practical math subjects, and can also help satisfy college requisites.

*Precalculus Demystified*, Second Edition, is your key to mastering this sometimes tricky subject.This self-teaching guide presents general precalculus concepts first, so you'll ease into... more

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Precalculus is intended for college-level precalculus students. Since precalculus courses vary from one institution to the next, we have attempted to meet the needs of as broad an audience as possible, including all of the content that might be covered in any particular course. The result is a comprehensive book that covers more ground than an instructor could likely cover in a typical one- or two-semester course; but instructors should find, almost without fail, that the topics they wish to include in their syllabus are covered in the text. Many chapters of Openstax College Precalculus are... more

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**Prepare for calculus the smart way, with customizable pre-calculus practice**

*1,001 Pre-Calculus Practice Problems For Dummies*offers 1,001 opportunities to gain confidence in your math skills. Much more than a workbook, this study aid provides pre-calculus problems ranked from easy to advanced, with detailed explanations and step-by-step solutions for each one. The companion website gives you free online access to all 1,001 practice problems and solutions, and you can track your progress and ID where you should focus your study time. Accessible on the go by smart phone, tablet,... more

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Geometry is a very beautiful subject whose qualities of elegance, order, and certainty have exerted a powerful attraction on the human mind for many centuries. . . Algebra's importance lies in the student's future. . . as essential preparation for the serious study of science, engineering, economics, or for more advanced types of mathematics. . . The primary importance of trigonometry is not in its applications to surveying and navigation, or in making computations about triangles, but rather in the mathematical description of vibrations, rotations, and periodic phenomena of all kinds,... more

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*Now students have nothing to fear!*

Math textbooks can be as baffling as the subject they're teaching. Not anymore. The best-selling author of

*The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Calculus*has taken what appears to be a typical calculus workbook, chock full of solved calculus problems, and made legible notes in the margins, adding missing steps and simplifying solutions. Finally, everything is made perfectly clear. Students will be prepared to solve those obscure problems that were never discussed in class but always seem to find their way onto exams.

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CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest classes. You're sure to get a firm grip on core concepts and key material and be ready for the test with this guide at your side.Whether you're new to functions, analytic geometry, and matrices or just brushing up on those topics, "CliffsQuickReview Precalculus" can help. This guide introduces each topic, defines key terms, and walks you through each sample problem step-by-step. In no time, you'll be ready to tackle other concepts in this book such asArithmetic and algebraic skillsFunctions and their graphsPolynomials,... more

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This high school text employs ideas discovered by classical mathematicians to consider topic in pre-calculus. The Real and Complex number systems are developed using the vector model and ideas originating in Descartes' geometry. Trigonometry is considered using ideas from Ptolemy and Copernicus. The properties of the conic sections are proven using theorems from Apollonius. Tangent functions for each of the conic sections are discovered as precursors to the derivative. Archimedes' quadrature of the parabola is studied as a precursor to the integral. Binomial expansion theorem and the various... more

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Practical, scientific, philosophical, and artistic problems have caused men to investigate mathematics. But there is one other motive which is as strong as any of these — the search for beauty. Mathematics is an art, and as such affords the pleasures which all the arts afford." In this erudite, entertaining college-level text, Morris Kline, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at New York University, provides the liberal arts student with a detailed treatment of mathematics in a cultural and historical context. The book can also act as a self-study vehicle for advanced high school students and... more

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**Fast Facts at Your Fingertips!**REA's Quick Access Study Charts contain all the information students, teachers, and professionals need in one handy reference. They provide quick, easy access to important facts. The charts contain commonly used mathematical formulas, historical facts, language conjugations, vocabulary and more! Great for exams, classroom reference, or a quick refresher on the subject.

Most laminated charts consist of 2 fold-out panels (4 pages) that fit into any briefcase or backpack. Each chart has a 3-hole punch for easy placement in a binder. Each chart... more

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Prepare, Practice, Review The Sullivan s time-tested approach focuses students on the fundamental skills they need for the course: "preparing "for class, "practicing "with homework, and "reviewing" the concepts. The Enhanced with Graphing Utilities Series has evolved to meet today s course needs by integrating the usage of graphing calculators, active-learning, and technology in new ways to help students be successful in their course, as well as in their future endeavors. In the Seventh Edition, there are several new features that appear in both the text and MyMathLab. Retain Your Knowledge... more

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**The world's greatest mental mathematical magician takes us on a spellbinding journey through the wonders of numbers (and more)**

**"Arthur Benjamin ... joyfully shows you how to make nature's numbers dance."--Bill Nye (the science guy)**

*The Magic of Math*is the math book you wish you had in school. Using a delightful assortment of examples-from ice-cream scoops and poker hands to measuring mountains and making magic squares-this book revels in key mathematical fields including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and calculus, plus Fibonacci numbers,... more

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**Gets them engaged. Keeps them engaged.**

**Bob Blitzer's**use of realistic applications instantly piques students' curiosity about the presence of mathematical concepts in the world around them. These applications are apparent throughout the entire program--from his relatable examples, friendly writing style, and thought-provoking features in the textbook, to the enhanced digital resources in the MyMathLab course. Blitzer pulls from topics that are relevant to college students, often from pop culture and everyday life, to ensure that students will actually use their learning... more

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With its clear and simple writing style, PRECALCULUS Enhanced Edition, Seventh Edition, will give you a solid foundation in the principles of mathematical thinking. Problem solving and mathematical modeling are reinforced throughout. This comprehensive, evenly paced book provides complete coverage of the function concept and integrates substantial graphing calculator materials that help you develop insight into mathematical ideas. Online resources available with the text give you the practice you need to improve your grade in the course. less

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Prepare. Practice. Review.

Mike Sullivan’s time-tested approach focuses students on the fundamental skills they need for the course: preparing for class, practicing with homework, and reviewing the concepts. The Tenth Edition has evolved to meet today’s course needs. less

Mike Sullivan’s time-tested approach focuses students on the fundamental skills they need for the course: preparing for class, practicing with homework, and reviewing the concepts. The Tenth Edition has evolved to meet today’s course needs. less

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**OVER 100 PAGES / THE ESSENTIAL WORKBOOK TO QUICKLY GET AHEAD IN NUMERACY**From the trusted name in children's education workbooks comes Scholdener's

*Number Tracing Workbook.*

**PART 1: NUMERALS**

Trace and then copy every number from 1 - 20 multiple times until each one is mastered.

**PART 2: WRITE THE WORDS**

Now spell out each number with a helpful visual guide on how to form each letter of the word.

**LET'S REVISE**

We pause to practise and recap what we've learnt so far by testing our... more

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This volume features a complete set of problems, hints, and solutions based on Stanford University's well-known competitive examination in mathematics. It offers students at both high school and college levels an excellent mathematics workbook. Filled with rigorous problems, it assists students in developing and cultivating their logic and probability skills. 1974 edition. less

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This bestselling author team explains concepts simply and clearly, without glossing over difficult points. Problem solving and mathematical modeling are introduced early and reinforced throughout, providing students with a solid foundation in the principles of mathematical thinking. Comprehensive and evenly paced, the book provides complete coverage of the function concept, and integrates a significant amount of graphing calculator material to help students develop insight into mathematical ideas. The authors' attention to detail and clarity--the same as found in James Stewart's... more

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This book is a response to those instructors who feel that calculus textbooks are too big. In writing the book James Stewart asked himself:What is essential for a three-semester calculus course for scientists and engineers? Stewart's SINGLE VARIABLE ESSENTIAL CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTALS offers a concise approach to teaching calculus, focusing on major concepts and supporting those with precise definitions, patient explanations, and carefully graded problems. SINGLE VARIABLE ESSENTIAL CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTALS is only 850 pages-two-thirds the size of Stewart's other calculus texts... more

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Julie Miller wrote her developmental math series because students were coming into her Precalculus course underprepared. They weren't mathematically mature enough to understand the concepts of math nor were they fully engaged with the material. She began her developmental mathematics offerings with intermediate algebra to help bridge that gap. The Precalculus series is a carefully constructed end to that bridge that uses the highly effective pedagogical features from her fastest growing developmental math series. What sets Julie Miller's series apart is that it addresses course issues through... more

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This bestselling author team explains concepts simply and clearly, without glossing over difficult points. Problem solving and mathematical modeling are introduced early and reinforced throughout, providing students with a solid foundation in the principles of mathematical thinking. Comprehensive and evenly paced, the book provides complete coverage of the function concept, and integrates a significant amount of graphing calculator material to help students develop insight into mathematical ideas. The authors' attention to detail and clarity�the same as found in James Stewart's market-leading... more

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This no-nonsense guide provides students and self-learners with a clear and readable study of trigonometry's most important ideas. Tim Hill's distraction-free approach combines decades of tutoring experience with the methods of his old-school Russian math teachers. The result: learn in a few days what conventional schools stretch into months.

Teaches general principles that can be applied to a wide variety of problems. Avoids the mindless and excessive routine computations that characterize conventional textbooks. Treats trigonometry as a logically coherent discipline, not as... more

Teaches general principles that can be applied to a wide variety of problems. Avoids the mindless and excessive routine computations that characterize conventional textbooks. Treats trigonometry as a logically coherent discipline, not as... more

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For anyone who needs to learn calculus, the best place to start is by gaining a solid foundation in precalculus concepts. This new book provides that foundation. It includes only the topics that they'll need to succeed in calculus. Axler explores the necessary topics in greater detail. Readers will benefit from the straightforward definitions and examples of complex concepts. Step-by-step solutions for odd-numbered exercises are also included so they can model their own applications of what they've learned. In addition, chapter openers and end-of-chapter summaries highlight the material to be... more

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*For courses in trigonometry.*

**Steadfast Support for your Evolving Course**The

**College Algebra**series, by Lial, Hornsby, Schneider, and Daniels, combines the experience of master teachers to help students develop both the conceptual understanding and the analytical skills necessary for success in mathematics. With this latest edition, the authors respond to the challenges of new student expectations and new classroom models. The Lial team is now offering a new suite of resources to support today's instructors and students.

**Note:**You are purchasing a standalone... more

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An experienced math instructor and teacher trainer helps to make PreCalculus easy--even for students who feel intimidated by more advanced math topics. His orderly, step-by-step approach begins with concepts and skills typically introduced in a first-year high-school-level algebra course then progresses to advanced algebra and trigonometry, needed for the study of calculus. The lesson format and step-by-step demonstration examples are designed for self-teaching and rapid learning. Special math tips help resolve student difficulties and are strategically located throughout the text. Major... more

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This book presents the traditional content of Precalculus in a manner that answers the age-old question of " When will I ever use this?" Highlighting truly relevant applications, this book presents the material in an easy to teach from/easy to learn from approach. KEY TOPICS" Chapter topics include equations, inequalities, and mathematical models; functions and graphs; polynomial and rational functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometric functions; analytic trigonometry; systems of equations and inequalities; conic sections and analytic geometry; and sequences, induction,... more

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Glencoe Precalculus (c)2011, 2nd Edition" is a comprehensive program that provides more depth, more applications, and more opportunities for students to be successful in college or AP Calculus programs. Features of this program include: Chapter 0, Graphing Technology Labs, leveled exercise sets, H.O.T. (Higher-Order Thinking) Problems, and Preparation for AP Calculus lessons within every chapter.

Also available for "Glencoe Precalculus" is a complete technology suite that contains an online student edition, online teacher edition, Interactive Classroom, and "ExamView(R) Assessment... more

Also available for "Glencoe Precalculus" is a complete technology suite that contains an online student edition, online teacher edition, Interactive Classroom, and "ExamView(R) Assessment... more

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It can sometimes be very tricky to understand and remember the mathematical formulas since there are many for every concept and that too with various applications. If a formula is put wrong regardless of how small is the mistake, the whole problem goes wrong. But, with the tips given in this book, students will be able to memorize all the formulas with better understanding.

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This text provides a thorough introduction to “modern” or “abstract” algebra at a level suitable for upper-level undergraduates and beginning graduate students.

The book addresses the conventional topics: groups, rings, fields, and linear algebra, with symmetry as a unifying theme. This subject matter is central and ubiquitous in modern mathematics and in applications

The most important goal of this book is to engage students in the active practice of mathematics. Students are given the opportunity to participate and investigate, starting on the first page. Exercises are... more

The book addresses the conventional topics: groups, rings, fields, and linear algebra, with symmetry as a unifying theme. This subject matter is central and ubiquitous in modern mathematics and in applications

The most important goal of this book is to engage students in the active practice of mathematics. Students are given the opportunity to participate and investigate, starting on the first page. Exercises are... more

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This laboratory manual serves as a valuable companion to any precalculus text. Each of the manual's laboratory projects is designed for group collaboration, and each project culminates in a written report submitted by the group. This manual can be used with either a graphing calculator or a computer graphing program. Guides for the TI-82, TI-83, TI-85, TI-86, and TI-92 graphing calculators are included. Topics are presented in the traditional order, beginning with linear and quadratic functions and ending with exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. less

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*For courses in College Algebra.*

**Steadfast support for the evolving college algebra course**In

**, the experience of master teachers helps students develop both the conceptual understanding and analytical skills needed to succeed in mathematics. This revision offers a new suite of resources to support today's instructors and students.**

*Essentials of College Algebra,*12th Edition**Supports all classroom types**A complete suite of instructional materials includes updates to MyLab(TM) Math and MathXL(R).

**Supports learning concepts**A systematic... more

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*For courses in Precalculus Mathematics.*

**Show students that our world is profoundly mathematical**

**Bob Blitzer**continues to inspire students with his engaging approach to mathematics, making this beloved series the #1 in the market year after year. Blitzer draws on his unique background in mathematics and behavioral science to present a wide range of vivid applications in real-life situations. Students of all majors stay engaged because Blitzer uses pop-culture and up-to-date references to connect math to students' lives, showing that our world is profoundly mathematical.... more

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Contains fully worked-out solutions to all of the odd-numbered exercises in the text, giving students a way to check their answers and ensure that they took the correct steps to arrive at an answer. less

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This market-leading text continues to provide both students and instructors with sound, consistently structured explanations of the mathematical concepts. Designed for a one- or two-term course that prepares students to study calculus, the new Seventh Edition retains the features that have made Precalculus a complete solution for both students and instructors: interesting applications, cutting-edge design, and innovative technology combined with an abundance of carefully written exercises. less

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This edition features the exact same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole- punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value--this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. Precalculus: Concepts Through Functions, A Unit Circle Approach to Trigonometry, Second Edition embodies Sullivan/Sullivan's hallmarks--accuracy, precision, depth, strong student support, and abundant exercises--while exposing readers to functions in the first chapter. To ensure that students master basic skills and develop the conceptual understanding they need for... more

**Don't have time to read the top Pre-Calculus books of all time? Read Shortform summaries.**

Shortform summaries help you learn 10x faster by:

- Being comprehensive: you learn the
**most important points in the book** - Cutting out the fluff: you focus your time on what's important to know
- Interactive exercises:
**apply the book's ideas to your own life**with our educators' guidance.

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This easy-to-understand calculus study aid may be useful for those who are new to the subject. It offers a well-illustrated, step-by-step introduction that moves along at an easy-to-keep-up-with pace. Use it with your textbook or for independent study to improve your comprehension and boost your grades. It features 226 solved and 513 skill-building supplementary problems. This will make up the calculus segments of one-semester liberal arts courses and the various one-semester Calculus courses for business or life sciences. This book should also address weaker students in general freshman... more

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"Math Dialogue: Functions" is a very gentle introduction to the concept of the function, written in form of a dialogue. This is an ideal approach for students who would like to understand the basics, but are unsatisfied with the common textbook format. The book contains three lessons. The function, as well as related concepts such as the domain and the graph, are introduced in lesson one. Lesson two consists of a detailed look at linear functions. The final lesson deals with all aspects of quadratic functions. Whether you've been struggling or you just want to know what's going on - this book... more

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**NOTE:**Before purchasing, check with your instructor to ensure you

**select the correct ISBN.**Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, and registrations are not transferable. To register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products, you may also need a

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**Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson**If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included, may be incorrect, or... more

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The fastest, easiest way to master precalculus . . . by doing it!

Do logarithmic functions throw you for a loop? Does the challenge of finding an inverse function leave you overwhelmed? Does the Law of Cosines make you feel clueless? With this helpful, easy-to-follow guide, you will gain total command of these precalc concepts-and many more-in no time at all.

Precalculus: A Self-Teaching Guide includes an algebra review and complete coverage of exponential functions, log functions, and trigonometry. Whether you are studying precalculus for the first time, want to refresh your... more

Do logarithmic functions throw you for a loop? Does the challenge of finding an inverse function leave you overwhelmed? Does the Law of Cosines make you feel clueless? With this helpful, easy-to-follow guide, you will gain total command of these precalc concepts-and many more-in no time at all.

Precalculus: A Self-Teaching Guide includes an algebra review and complete coverage of exponential functions, log functions, and trigonometry. Whether you are studying precalculus for the first time, want to refresh your... more

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The ninth edition of this dependable text retains its best features - accuracy, precision, depth, strong student support, and abundant exercises, while substantially updating content and pedagogy. less

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**Bob Blitzer has inspired thousands of students**with his engaging approach to mathematics, making this beloved series the #1 in the market. Blitzer draws on his unique background in mathematics and behavioral science to present the full scope of mathematics with vivid applications in real-life situations. Students stay engaged because Blitzer often uses pop-culture and up-to-date references to connect math to students' lives, showing that their world is profoundly mathematical. less

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Get a good grade in your precalculus course with PRECALCULUS, Seventh Edition. Written in a clear, student-friendly style, the book also provides a graphical perspective so you can develop a visual understanding of college algebra and trigonometry. With great examples, exercises, applications, and real-life data--and a range of online study resources--this text provides you with the tools you need to be successful in your course. less

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Precalculus is part of the acclaimed Art of Problem Solving curriculum designed to challenge high-performing middle and high school students. Precalculus covers trigonometry, complex numbers, vectors, and matrices. It includes nearly 1000 problems, ranging from routine exercises to extremely challenging problems drawn from major mathematics competitions such as the American Invitational Mathematics Exam and the USA Mathematical Olympiad. Almost half of the problems have full, detailed solutions in the text, and the rest have full solutions in the accompanying Solutions Manual.

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The eText Reference is a printed version of the eText that provides a place for students to do practice work and summarize key concepts from the online videos and animations. In addition to the benefits it provides students, the eText Reference is also a nice resource for those instructors that prefer a printed text for class preparation. less

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Shortform summaries help you learn 10x faster by:

- Being comprehensive: you learn the
**most important points in the book** - Cutting out the fluff: you focus your time on what's important to know
- Interactive exercises:
**apply the book's ideas to your own life**with our educators' guidance.

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Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately, there's Schaum's. This all-in-one-package includes more than 600 fully solved problems, examples, and practice exercises to sharpen your problem-solving skills. Plus, you will have access to 30 detailed videos featuring Math instructors who explain how to solve the most commonly tested problems--it's just like having your own virtual tutor! You'll find everything you need to build confidence, skills, and knowledge for the highest score possible.

More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them... more

More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them... more

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*For courses in college algebra.*

**Steadfast Support for your Evolving Course**The

**College Algebra**series, by Lial, Hornsby, Schneider, and Daniels, combines the experience of master teachers to help students develop both the conceptual understanding and the analytical skills necessary for success in mathematics. With this latest edition, the authors respond to the challenges of new student expectations and new classroom models. The Lial team is now offering a new suite of resources to support today's instructors and students.

**Note:**You are purchasing a... more

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*For courses in College Algebra.*

**Show students that our world is profoundly mathematical**

**Bob Blitzer**continues to inspire students with his engaging approach to mathematics, making this beloved series the #1 in the market year after year. Blitzer draws on his unique background in mathematics and behavioral science to present a wide range of vivid applications in real-life situations. Students of all majors stay engaged because Blitzer uses pop-culture and up-to-date references to connect math to students' lives, showing that our world is profoundly mathematical. With the... more

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Beecher, Penna, and Bittinger's

**is known for enabling students to "see the math" through its focus on visualization and early introduction to functions. With the***College Algebra***Fifth Edition**, the authors continue to innovate by creating and positioning review material to provide a more effective tool for teachers and students.**Graphs, Functions, and Models; More on Functions; Quadratic Functions and Equations; Inequalities; Polynomial Functions and Rational Functions; Exponential Functions and Logarithmic Functions; The... more**

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For courses in college algebra." Mathematics from Classroom to Career "College Algebra in Context, "Fifth Edition is ideal for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. The authors use modeling, applications, and real-data problems to develop skills, giving students the practice they need to become adept problem solvers in their future courses and careers. This edition offers new sections on conics and the binomial theorem. Also available with MyMathLab MyMathLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students... more

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Precalculus with Limits: A Graphing Approach provides both students and instructors with a sound mathematics course in an approachable, understandable format. The quality and quantity of the exercises, combined with interesting applications, cutting-edge design, and innovative resources, make teaching easier and help students succeed in mathematics.Accessibility is achieved through careful writing and design, including same-page examples and solutions, which maximize the readability of the text. This edition also offers side-by-side solutions that show algebraic, visual, and numeric... more

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This Manual provides fully worked solutions to odd-numbered exercises. It is also available within MyMathLab. less

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*For courses in*

*College Algebra.*

**Showing why math matters**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... more

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**Don't have time to read the top Pre-Calculus books of all time? Read Shortform summaries.**

Shortform summaries help you learn 10x faster by:

- Being comprehensive: you learn the
**most important points in the book** - Cutting out the fluff: you focus your time on what's important to know
- Interactive exercises:
**apply the book's ideas to your own life**with our educators' guidance.

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CLEP® is the most popular credit-by-examination program in the country, accepted by more than 2,900 colleges and universities. For over 15 years, REA has helped students pass CLEP® exams and earn college credit while reducing their tuition costs. Our CLEP® test preps are perfect for adults returning to college (or attending for the first time), military service members, high-school graduates looking to earn... more

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The market leading textbook in precalculus is now available in a cost-saving paperback format. PRECALCULUS, ENHANCED WEBASSIGN EDITION contains the same sound mathematics found in the authors' original text, PRECALCULUS: MATHEMATICS FOR CALCULUS, Sixth Edition plus full support of Cengage Learning's powerful online homework program, Enhanced WebAssign. Each new Enhanced WebAssign Edition features the Start Smart Guide for Students, a simple step-by-step how-to booklet for getting started with online homework. The result is a customized resource that will better prepare your students for... more

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The

**College Algebra**series, by Lial, Hornsby, Schneider, and Daniels, combines the experience of master teachers to help students develop both the conceptual understanding and the analytical skills necessary for success in mathematics. With this latest edition, the authors respond to the challenges of new student expectations and new classroom models. The Lial team is now offering a new suite of resources to support today's instructors and students.**KEY TOPICS:**Review of Basic Concepts; Equations and Inequalities; Graphs and Functions; Polynomial and... more65

Clear explanations, an uncluttered and appealing layout, and examples and exercises featuring a variety of real-life applications have made this text popular among students year after year. This Enhanced Edition of Swokowski and Cole's PRECALCULUS: FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHS retains these features, and also has an additional chapter on Limits (Chapter 11) and an Appendix V that includes proofs related to this new chapter. The problems have been consistently praised for being at just the right level for precalculus students like you. The book also provides calculator examples, including specific... more

**Don't have time to read the top Pre-Calculus books of all time? Read Shortform summaries.**

Shortform summaries help you learn 10x faster by:

- Being comprehensive: you learn the
**most important points in the book** - Cutting out the fluff: you focus your time on what's important to know
- Interactive exercises:
**apply the book's ideas to your own life**with our educators' guidance.