Precalculus: Right Triangle Approach – Beecher, Penna, Bittinger – 4th Edition


Beecher, Penna, and Bittinger’s Precalculus: A Right Triangle Approach is known for enabling students to “see the math” through its focus on visualization and early introduction to functions. With the Fourth Edition, the authors continue to innovate by incorporating more ongoing review to help students develop their understanding and study effectively.

Mid-chapter Review exercise sets have been added to give students practice in synthesizing the concepts, and new Study Summaries provide built-in tools to help them prepare for tests. The MyMathLab course (access kit required) has been expanded so that the online content is even more integrated with the text’s approach, with the addition of Vocabulary, Synthesis, and Mid-chapter Review exercises from the text as well as example-based videos created by the authors.

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  • R. Basic Concepts of Algebra
    R.1 The Real-Number Systemeal Numbers
    R.2 Integer Exponents, Scientific Notation, and Order of Operations
    R.3 Addition, Subtraction, and Multiplication of Polynomials
    R.4 Factoring Terms with Common Factors
    R.5 The Basics of Equation Solving
    R.6 Rational Expressions
    R.7 Radical Notation and Rational Exponents

    1. Graphs; Linear Functions and Models
    1.1 Introduction to Graphing
    1.2 Functions and Graphs
    1.3 Linear Functions, Slope, and Applications
    1.4 Equations of Lines and Modeling
    1.5 Linear Equations, Functions, Zeros, and Applications
    1.6 Solving Linear Inequalities

    2. More on Functions
    2.1 Increasing, Decreasing, and Piecewise Functions; Applications
    2.2 The Algebra of Functions
    2.3 The Composition of Functions
    2.4 Symmetry and Transformations
    2.5 Variation and Applications

    3. Quadratic Functions and Equations; Inequalities
    3.1 The Complex Numbers
    3.2 Quadratic Equations, Functions, Zeros, and Models
    3.3 Analyzing Graphs of Quadratic Functions
    3.4 Solving Rational Equations and Radical Equations
    3.5 Solving Linear Inequalities

    4. Polynomial and Rational Functions
    4.1 Polynomial Functions and Modeling
    4.2 Graphing Polynomial Functions
    4.3 Polynomial Division; The Remainder and Factor Theorems
    4.4 Theorems about Zeros of Polynomial Functions
    4.5 Rational Functions
    4.6 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities

    5. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
    5.1 Inverse Functions
    5.2 Exponential Functions and Graphs
    5.3 Logarithmic Functions and Graphs
    5.4 Properties of Logarithmic Functions
    5.5 Solving Exponential Equations and Logarithmic Equations
    5.6 Applications and Models: Growth and Decay; Compound Interest

    6. The Trigonometric Functions
    6.1 Trigonometric Functions of Acute Angles
    6.2 Applications of Right Triangles
    6.3 Trigonometric Functions of Any Angle
    6.4 Radians, Arc Length, and Angular Speed
    6.5 Circular Functions: Graphs and Properties
    6.6 Graphs of Transformed Sine and Cosine Functions

    7. Trigonometric Identities, Inverse Functions, and Equations
    7.1 Identities: Pythagorean and Sum and Difference
    7.2 Identities: Cofunction, Double-Angle, and Half-Angle
    7.3 Proving Trigonometric Identities
    7.4 Inverses of the Trigonometric Functions
    7.5 Solving Trigonometric Equations

    8. Applications of Trigonometry
    8.1 The Law of Sines
    8.2 The Law of Cosines
    8.3 Complex Numbers: Trigonometric Form
    8.4 Polar Coordinates and Graphs
    8.5 Vectors and Applications
    8.6 Vector Operations

    9. Systems of Equations and Matrices
    9.1 Systems of Equations in Two Variables
    9.2 Systems of Equations in Three Variables
    9.3 Matrices and Systems of Equations
    9.4 Matrix Operations
    9.5 Inverses of Matrices
    9.6 Determinants and Cramer’s Rule
    9.7 Systems of Inequalities and Linear Programming
    9.8 Partial Fractions

    10. Analytic Geometry Topics
    10.1 The Parabola
    10.2 The Circle and the Ellipse
    10.3 The Hyperbola
    10.4 Nonlinear Systems of Equations and Inequalities
    10.5 Rotation of Axes
    10.6 Polar Equations of Conics
    10.7 Parametric Equations

    11. Sequences, Series, and Combinatorics
    11.1 Sequences and Series
    11.2 Arithmetic Sequences and Series
    11.3 geometric Sequences and Series
    11.4 Mathematical Induction
    11.5 Combinatorics: Permutations
    11.6 Combinatorics: Combinations
    11.7 The Binomial Theorem
    11.8 Probability
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