Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus (High School Edition)

  • AUTHORS: James Stewart; Lothar Redlin; Saleem Watson
  • ISBN-13: 9781111428747 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 1104 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 6th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2010
  • ©2012     Published
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Overview

About The Product

This best selling 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 Calculus text, is what makes this text the market leader.

Features

  • Focus on Modeling sections illustrate modeling techniques as well as how mathematics can be applied to model real-life situations. These sections, as well as others, are devoted to teaching students how to create their own mathematical models, rather than using prefabricated formulas.
  • Real-world applications from engineering, physics, chemistry, business, biology, environmental studies, and other fields demonstrate how mathematics is used to model real-life situations.
  • The chapters on trigonometry are written so professors can begin with either the right triangle approach or the unit circle approach.
  • Each approach to trigonometry is accompanied by the applications appropriate for that approach, clarifying the reason for different approaches to trigonometry.
  • Mathematics in The Modern World vignettes show that mathematics is a living science crucial to the scientific and technological progress of recent times, as well as to the social, behavioral, and life sciences.
  • Discovery/Discussion/Writing problems at the end of every section encourage students to use and develop conceptual, critical thinking, and writing skills.
  • Review Sections and Chapter Tests at the end of each chapter help students gauge their learning progress. Brief answers to the odd-numbered exercises in each section and to all questions in the Chapter Tests are provided at the back of the book.
  • Discovery Projects formerly in the text are now on the Book Companion Website. These projects engage students by providing a challenging but accessible set of activities that enable them (perhaps working in groups) to explore in greater depth an interesting aspect of the topic they have just learned.

About the Contributor

AUTHORS
  • James Stewart

    The late James Stewart received his M.S. from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He did research at the University of London and was influenced by the famous mathematician George Polya at Stanford University. Stewart was most recently Professor of Mathematics at McMaster University, and his research field was harmonic analysis. Stewart was the author of a best-selling calculus textbook series published by Cengage Learning, including CALCULUS, CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTALS, and CALCULUS: CONCEPTS AND CONTEXTS, as well as a series of precalculus texts.

  • Lothar Redlin

    Lothar Redlin grew up on Vancouver Island, received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Victoria, and a Ph.D. from McMaster University in 1978. He subsequently did research and taught at the University of Washington, the University of Waterloo, and California State University, Long Beach. He is currently Professor of Mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University, Abington Campus. His research field is topology.

  • Saleem Watson

    Saleem Watson received his Bachelor of Science degree from Andrews University in Michigan. He did graduate studies at Dalhousie University and McMaster University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1978. He subsequently did research at the Mathematics Institute of the University of Warsaw in Poland. He also taught at The Pennsylvania State University. He is currently Professor of Mathematics at California State University, Long Beach. His research field is functional analysis.

New to this Edition

  • More than 20% of the exercises in the text are new. In addition, each exercise set has been restructured to begin with new
  • The section entitled "Principles of Problem Solving" is now a Prologue to the book. Problem Solving sections, each highlighting a particular problem solving principle, are now posted on the Book Companion Website.
  • Discovery Projects, which encourage and motivate students to further explore chapter topics, are now available on the Book Companion Website.
  • All examples in the book are now paired with a new Now Try Exercise XX, allowing students to reinforce their understanding of a concept by practicing the technique that is involved. This integration also teaches and encourages students to solve rather than just memorize.
  • Chapter 2 has been completely rewritten to focus more sharply on the fundamental and crucial concept of function. The material on quadratic functions, formerly in this chapter, is now part of the chapter on polynomial functions.
  • Chapter 3 now begins with a section on quadratic functions, leading to higher degree polynomial functions.
  • Chapter 5 includes a new section on inverse trigonometric functions and their graphs (Section 5.5) to better segue into the section that follows (on harmonic motion).
  • Chapter 6 includes a new section on inverse trigonometric functions and right triangles (Section 6.4), which is needed in applying the Laws of Sines and Cosines in the following section, as well as for solving trigonometric equations in Chapter 7.
  • Chapter 7 has been completely revised, including two new sections on trigonometric equations (Sections 7.4 and 7.5) that expand coverage of this topic.
  • Chapter 8 is completely revised, and now features a sharper focus on the concept of coordinate systems and a new section on parametric equations.
  • This chapter includes a new Focus on Modeling section and four sections with completely new material on such topics as the cross product and equations of lines and planes.
  • Chapter 11 is now more sharply focused on the topic of analytic geometry; the section on parametric equations has been moved to Chapter 8.

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  • Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus, 6th: Study Guide  (ISBN-10: 111158088X | ISBN-13: 9781111580889)
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  • Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus, 6th: Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111581371 | ISBN-13: 9781111581374)
    Price = 65.25
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