Precalculus with Limits (High School Edition)

  • AUTHOR: Ron Larson
  • ISBN-13: 9781133962885 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 1120 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 3rd Edition
  • ©2014     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region

Overview

About The Product

Larson's PRECALCULUS WITH LIMITS is known for delivering the same sound, consistently structured explanations and exercises of mathematical concepts as the market-leading PRECALCULUS, Ninth Edition, with a laser focus on preparing students for calculus. In LIMITS, the author includes a brief algebra review to the core precalculus topics along with coverage of analytic geometry in three dimensions and an introduction to concepts covered in calculus. With the third edition, Larson continues to revolutionize the way students learn material by incorporating more real-world applications, ongoing review, and innovative technology. How Do You See It? exercises give students practice applying the concepts, and new Summarize features, Checkpoint problems, and a Companion Website reinforce understanding of the skill sets to help students better prepare for tests. Enhanced WebAssign features fully integrated content from the text, with the addition of End-of-Section problems and Chapter Tests, as well as problem-specific videos, animations, and lecture videos.

Features

  • Algebra Helps direct students to sections of the textbook where they can review algebra skills needed to master the current topic.
  • Technology Features offer suggestions for effectively using tools such as calculators, graphing calculators, and spreadsheet programs to deepen student understanding of concepts, ease lengthy calculations, and provide alternate solution methods for verifying answers obtained by hand.
  • Historical Notes provide helpful information regarding basic mathematical foundations.
  • Algebra of Calculus Examples and Exercises throughout the text emphasize various algebraic techniques used in calculus.
  • Vocabulary Exercises at the beginning of the exercise set for each section help students review previously learned vocabulary terms necessary to solve the section exercises.
  • Student Projects in various sections and online feature in-depth applied exercises with large, real-life data sets, where students create or analyze models.
  • Chapter Summaries include explanations and examples of the objectives taught in the chapter.
  • Larson PRECALCULUS WITH LIMITS is ideal for a two-term course.

About the Contributor

AUTHOR
  • 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

1. Functions and Their Graphs
2. Polynomial and Rational Functions
3. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
4. Trigonometry
5. Analytic Trigonometry
6. Additional Topics in Trigonometry
7. Systems of Equations and Inequalities
8. Matrices and Determinants
9. Sequences, Series, and Probability
10. Topics in Analytic Geometry
11. Analytic Geometry in Three Dimensions
12. Limits and an Introduction to Calculus
13. Concepts in Statistics

New to this Edition

  • Side-By-Side Examples help students see not only that a problem can be solved in more than one way but also how different methods--algebraically, graphically, and numerically--yield the same result. The side-by-side format also addresses many different learning styles.
  • Fresh Chapter Openers highlight real-life problems that connect to the examples and exercises presented in the following chapter.
  • Innovative Summarize Features help students organize the lesson's key concepts into a concise summary, providing a valuable study tool at the end of each section.
  • Unprecedented How Do You See It? Exercises in every section present real-life problems that students solve by visual inspection using the concepts in the lesson.
  • Original Checkpoint Problems encourage immediate practice and check students' understanding of the concepts in the paired example.
  • New Series Companion Website features chapter projects, data tables, assessments, study tools, video solutions, and more to support students outside the text.
  • Enhanced Exercise Sets deliver more rigor, relevancy, and coverage than ever before and feature multi-step, real-life exercises to reinforce problem-solving skills and mastery of concepts.
  • Expanded Section Objectives offer students the opportunity to preview what will be presented in the upcoming section.
  • Enriched Remarks reinforce or expand on concepts helping students learn how to study mathematics, avoid common errors, address special cases, or show alternative or additional steps to a solution of an example.
  • Up-to-the-minute homework support through CalcChat.com, an independent website, provides students with free solutions to all odd-numbered problems in the text.

Components

Teacher Components

  • Precalculus with Limits, 3rd: PowerLecture CD-ROM with ExamView Test Generator  (ISBN-10: 1133954588 | ISBN-13: 9781133954583)
    Price = 59.50
  • Precalculus with Limits, 3rd: High School Lesson Plans  (ISBN-10: 1133954111 | ISBN-13: 9781133954118)
    Price = 27.50
  • Precalculus with Limits, 3rd: Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1133947441 | ISBN-13: 9781133947448)
    Price = 27.00
  • Precalculus with Limits, 3rd: Complete Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133947476 | ISBN-13: 9781133947479)
    Price = 27.00
  • Student Study and Solutions Manual for Larson’s Precalculus with Limits  (ISBN-10: 128517769X | ISBN-13: 9781285177694)
    Price = 69.75
  • Precalculus with Limits, 3rd: Student Notetaking Guide  (ISBN-10: 1285059344 | ISBN-13: 9781285059341)
    This is an innovative study aid, in the form of a notebook organizer, that helps students develop a section-by-section summary of key concepts.
    Price = 9.25
  • Online Interactive eBook Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1285051726 | ISBN-13: 9781285051727)
    Price = 82.50

Student Supplements

  • Student Study and Solutions Manual for Larson’s Precalculus with Limits  (ISBN-10: 128517769X | ISBN-13: 9781285177694)
    Price = 69.75
  • Precalculus with Limits, 3rd: Student Notetaking Guide  (ISBN-10: 1285059344 | ISBN-13: 9781285059341)
    This is an innovative study aid, in the form of a notebook organizer, that helps students develop a section-by-section summary of key concepts.
    Price = 9.25