Calculus I with Precalculus: A One-Year Course (High School Edition)

  • AUTHOR: Ron Larson
  • ISBN-13: 9781111576790 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 1056 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 3rd Edition
  • ©2012     Published
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About The Product

CALCULUS I WITH PRECALCULUS, developed for one-year courses, is ideal for instructors who wish to successfully bring students up to speed algebraically within precalculus and transition them into calculus. The Larson Calculus program has a long history of innovation in the calculus market. It has been widely praised by a generation of students and professors for its solid and effective pedagogy that addresses the needs of a broad range of teaching and learning styles and environments. Each title is just one component in a comprehensive calculus course program that carefully integrates and coordinates print, media, and technology products for successful teaching and learning. Two primary objectives guided the authors in writing this book: to develop precise, readable materials for students that clearly define and demonstrate concepts and rules of calculus and to design comprehensive teaching resources for instructors that employ proven pedagogical techniques and saves the instructor time.


  • The explanations, theorems, and definitions have been thoroughly and critically reviewed. Exercise sets have been carefully and extensively examined to ensure they cover calculus and precalculus topics appropriately.
  • Questions involving skills, writing, critical thinking, problem-solving, applications, and real-data applications are included throughout the text. Exercises are presented in a variety of question formats, including matching, free response, true/false, modeling, and fill-in the blank.
  • To address the changing needs of today's instructors and students and recognizing that the calculus course is presented in a variety of teaching and learning environments, the program resources are available in print and online formats.

About the Contributor

  • Ron Larson

    Dr. Ron Larson is a professor of mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University, where he has taught since 1970. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Colorado and is considered the pioneer of using multimedia to enhance the learning of mathematics, having authored over 30 software titles since 1990. Dr. Larson conducts numerous seminars and in-service workshops for math educators around the country about using computer technology as an instructional tool and motivational aid. He is the recipient of the 2014 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTAL FUNCTIONS, the 2014 Text and Academic Authors Association TEXTY Award for PRECALCULUS, the 2012 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for CALCULUS: AN APPLIED APPROACH, and the 1996 Text and Academic Authors Association TEXTY Award for INTERACTIVE CALCULUS (a complete text on CD-ROM that was the first mainstream college textbook to be offered on the Internet). Dr. Larson authors numerous textbooks including the best-selling Calculus series published by Cengage Learning.

Table of Contents

P. Prerequisites
1. Functions and Their Graphs
2. Polynomial and Rational Functions
3. Limits and Their Properties
4. Differentiation
5. Applications of Differentiation
6. Integration
7. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
8. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions and Calculus
9. Trigonometric Functions
10. Analytic Trigonometry
11. Trigonometric Functions and Calculus
12. Topics in Analytic Geometry
13. Additional Topics in Trigonometry

New to this Edition

  • Table of Contents Update: Chapter 14 has been omitted.
  • NEW! Chapter Summary gives a concise review of key terms and concepts covered in each chapter.
  • NEW! Chapter Tests have been added to each chapter and are one page assessments of problems covering key topics.
  • NEW! Explorations, an optional discovery feature, help students develop intuitive understanding of calculus concepts. These can be deleted without loss of continuity.
  • UPDATED! Appropriate exercises will be labeled as Writing About the Concepts.
  • NEW! reference has been added to text exercise sets.