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Tables of Contents for Precalculus
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PREFACE
XV

CHAPTER 1 MODELING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
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34
1.1 A Case for Algebra
1
6
Mathematics Is an Analytical Tool
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1
Mathematics Is Rich in Concepts and Contexts
4
1
Mathematics Is Part of Our Intellectual Heritage
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1
You May Actually Use Mathematics!
5
1
Some Suggestions for Feeling at Home with This Book
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2
1.2 Models of Quantitative Relationships
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11
Three Types of Models
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1
Information Provided by the Three Types of Models
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1
Creating One Model from Another
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9
1.3 Problem-Solving Strategies
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9
First Step: Understand the Problem
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1
Second Step: Devise a Plan
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1
Third Step: Carry Out the Plan
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2
Fourth Step: Look Back
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4
1.4 Solving Equations and Inequalities Graphically
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7
Solving Equations Graphically
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4
Solving Inequalities Graphically
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3
Chapter Review
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1
CHAPTER 2 FUNCTIONS
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66
2.1 An Overview of Functions
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14
The Definition of Function
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1
Functional Notation
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2
Domain and Range
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1
Three Views of Functions
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6
Reasons to Study Functions and Their Models
44
4
Supplementary Topic: Nonnumerical Functions
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1
2.2 Combinations of Functions
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7
Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Functions
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1
Composing Functions
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6
2.3 Linear Functions and Average Rates of Change
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16
Rate of Change for a Linear Function
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4
Linearization
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2
Average Rate of Change
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4
Dynamic Behavior: Increasing and Decreasing Functions
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5
Supplementary Topic: Linearizing a Situation
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1
Supplementary Topic: Local Linearization: A "Propinquity Principle"
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1
2.4 Sequences
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8
Arithmetic Sequences
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2
Arithmetic Series
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3
2.5 Piecewise Defined Functions
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11
Three Views of Piecewise Defined Functions
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2
Three Views of Linear Absolute Value Functions
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5
Solving Linear Absolute Value Inequalities
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3
2.6 Parametric Equations
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7
Eliminating the Parameter
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1
Parametrizing a Path
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2
Domain and Ranges of Linear Parametric Functions
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2
Chapter Review
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3
CHAPTER 3 LINEAR SYSTEMS
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46
3.1 Systems of Linear Equations
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10
Methods of Solving 2 X 2 Systems
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2
Methods of Solving 3 X 3 Systems
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1
Numbers of Solutions to 2 X 2 and 3 X 3 Systems
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5
Supplementary Topic: Number of Solutions to m X n Linear Systems
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1
3.2 Matrix Solutions of Systems of Linear Equations
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13
Augmented Matrix of a System
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1
Matrix Row Operations
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2
Gauss-Jordan Elimination
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2
Reduced Row-Echelon Matrices
116
1
Matrices and Numbers of Solutions
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5
Summary: Matrix Versus Nonmatrix Methods
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2
3-3 Determinants and Cramer's Rule
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12
Second-Order Determinants and Cramer's Rule for 2 X 2 Systems
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2
Third-Order Determinants and Cramer's Rule for 3 X 3 Systems
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3
Alternate Methods of Evaluating a 3 X 3 Determinant
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2
Higher-Order Determinants and Cramer's Rule for Larger Systems
133
3
3-4 Systems of Linear Inequalities and Linear Programming
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8
Graphs of Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
136
2
Graphs of Systems of Inequalities in Two Variables
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2
Linear Programming
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4
Chapter Review
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3
CHAPTER 4 QUADRATIC FUNCTIONS AND RELATIONS
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17
A Graphical View of Quadratic Functions
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4
An Analytical View of Quadratic Functions
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6
A Numerical View of Quadratic Functions
158
5
Supplementary Topic: Effect of the Viewing Window on the Apparent Steepness of Graphs
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1
Supplementary Topic: Complex Factors
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1
4-2 Modeling and Problem Solving with Quadratic Functions
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10
Optimization Problems
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2
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2
Fitting a Quadratic Function to a Table
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2
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4
Supplementary Topic: Validity of a Quadratic Model
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1
4-3 Relations
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11
The Definition of Relation
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1
Implicit Functions
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3
Square Root Functions
180
5
4-4 A Graphical View of Conic Sections
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15
A Graphical View of Parabolas
187
2
A Graphical View of Ellipses
189
3
A Graphical View of Circles
192
1
A Graphical View of Hyperbolas
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5
Exceptional Graphs
198
2
4-5 Graphical Transformations
200
14
Stretches and Compressions
201
2
Shifts
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1
Reflections
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2
Applying a Sequence of Transformations
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2
Summary
208
3
Supplementary Topic: Graphical Transformations in the Context of Functions
211
3
4-6 An Analytical View of Conic Sections
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14
An Analytical View of Parabolas
214
4
An Analytical View of Ellipses
218
4
An Analytical View of Hyperbolas
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6
4-7 Systems of Quadratic Equations and Inequalities
228
11
Solving Systems of Quadratic Equations Analytically
229
3
Solving Systems of Quadratic Equations Graphically
232
2
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5
Chapter Review
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2
CHAPTER 5 POLYNOMIAL FUNCTIONS
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54
5-1 Power Functions
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9
Basic Power Functions and Their Graphs
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2
Graphical Transformations
243
1
Direct Variation
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6
5-2 An Analytical View of Polynomial Functions
250
8
Factors and Zeros
251
2
The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
253
4
Supplementary Topic: The Rational Root Theorem
257
1
5-3 A Graphical View of Polynomial Functions
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14
Points of Interest
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5
End Behavior
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4
Symmetry
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4
5-4 A Numerical View of Polynomial Functions
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7
nth-Order Differences
272
2
Fitting a Polynomial Function to a Table
274
1
A Numerical Method for Finding Zeros
275
2
A Comparison of Methods for Finding Zeros
277
2
5-5 Solving Polynomial Inequalities
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5
Solving Polynomial Inequalities Graphically
279
2
Solving Polynomial Inequalities Analytically
281
2
Supplementary Topic: Using the Scan Method to Graph Polynomial Functions
283
1
5-6 The Binomial Theorem
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9
Pascal's Triangle
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2
Binomial Coefficients
287
6
Chapter Review
293
2
CHAPTER 6 RATIONAL FUNCTIONS
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6-1 Reciprocal Power Functions
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9
Three Views of Reciprocal Power Functions
296
2
Inverse Variation
298
2
Graphical Transformations
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4
6-2 Discontinuities and End Behavior of Rational Functions
304
10
Discontinuities and Vertical Asymptotes
305
3
End Behavior and Horizontal Asymptotes
308
6
Supplementary Topic: Slant Asymptotes
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1
6-3 Solving Rational Inequalities
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6
A Graphical Method
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1
The Test-Value Method
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1
The Scan Method
317
3
Chapter Review
320
3
CHAPTER 7 EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS
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7-1 Exponential Functions
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15
A Numerical View of Exponential Functions
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2
An Analytical View of Exponential Functions
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3
A Graphical View of Exponential Functions
329
3
Geometric Sequences and Series
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6
7-2 The Special Number XXX
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7
The Definition of XXX
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4
Using the Base XXX to Express Exponential Functions
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3
7-3 Inverse Functions
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14
One-to-One Functions
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3
Finding Inverses of One-to-One Functions
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9
Supplementary Topic: Parametric Representation of Inverse Functions
358
1
7-4 Logarithmic Functions
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16
A Numerical View of Logarithmic Functions
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3
A Graphical View of Logarithmic Functions
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3
An Analytical View of Logarithmic Functions
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9
Supplementary Topic: Slide Rules
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1
7-5 Curve Fitting
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14
Fitting Linear Functions to Data
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3
Fitting Logarithmic Functions to Data
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2
Fitting Exponential Functions to Data
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1
Fitting Power Functions to Data
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2
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5
Chapter Review
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2
CHAPTER 8 TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS
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8-1 Introduction to the Sine and Cosine Functions
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15
Two Ways of Defining the Sine and Cosine Functions
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4
Compatibility of the Two Definitions
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4
Angular Velocity
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Summary
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5
8-2 Three Views of Sine and Cosine Functions
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15
A Numerical View
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2
An Analytical View
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2
A Graphical View
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5
Harmonic Motion
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4
Supplementary Topic: Equivalent Expressions for Sine and Cosine Functions
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2
8-3 The Six Trigonometric Functions
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The Definitions of the Trigonometric Functions
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3
An Analytical View of the Trigonometric Functions
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2
A Numerical View of the Trigonometric Functions
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1
A Graphical View of the Trigonometric Functions
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2
Summary
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3
8-4 The Trigonometric Functions in Right Triangles
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8
Historical Origins of the Trigonometric Functions
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2
Calculations Using Trigonometric Functions in Right Triangles
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6
8-5 The Inverse Trigonometric Functions
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12
The Inverse Sine Function
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3
The Inverse Cosine Function
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3
The Inverse Tangent Function
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2
The Inverse Cotangent, Secant, and Cosecant Functions
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1
Compositions of Trigonometric and Inverse Trigonometric Functions
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3
Chapter Review
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3
CHAPTER 9 TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS AS ANALYTICAL TOOLS
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9-1 The Law of Cosines and the Law of Sines
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10
The Law of Cosines
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4
The Law of Sines
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6
9-2 Trigonometric Identities
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13
Fundamental Identities
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1
Reflection and Rotation Identities
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3
Sum and Difference Identities for Sine and Cosine
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2
Double-Angle and Half-Angle Identities
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2
Product-to-Sum Identities
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1
Methods for Distinguishing Identities from Conditional Equations
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5
9-3 Vectors
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12
Geometric Representation of Vectors
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4
Analytical Representation of Vectors
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9-4 Trigonometric Equations
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7
Three Special Types of Equations
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1
Other Trigonometric Equations
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4
Chapter Review
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2
CHAPTER 10 TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS AS GRAPHING TOOLS
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10-1 Graphs of General Conic Sections
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10
Coordinate Systems Related by Rotation of Axes
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5
Choosing an Appropriate Angle of Rotation for Graphing a Conic Section
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3
Summary
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1
Supplementary Topic: The Invariance of B(2) -- 4AC
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1
10-2 Parametric Equations for Conic Sections
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13
Circular Motion
509
6
Parametric Equations for Ellipses
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3
Parametric Equations for Hyperbolas
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4
10-3 Polar Coordinate System
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7
Polar Coordinates of Points
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3
Relationships Between Rectangular and Polar Coordinates
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3
10-4 Graphing in Polar Coordinates
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12
Polar and Rectangular Equations for the Same Curve
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1
Graphs of Polar Equations
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10
10-5 The Geometry of Complex Numbers
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10
The Complex Plane
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1
The Polar Form of a Complex Number
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1
Adding and Subtracting Complex Numbers Geometrically
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1
Multiplying and Dividing Complex Numbers Geometrically
545
2
De Moivre's Theorem
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4
Chapter Review
551

APPENDIX A BASIC ALGEBRA REFERENCE
A1

A-1 Accuracy and Precision
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3
A-2 Linear Equations
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1
A-3 The Coordinate Plane
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2
A-4 The Pythagorean Theorem and the Distance Formula
A7
1
A-5 Basic Graphing Techniques
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3
A-6 Graphing Linear Equations
A11
4
A-7 Intervals
A15
2
A-8 Linear Inequalities
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2
A-9 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
A19
3
A-10 Systems of Linear Equations
A22
4
A-11 The Laws of Exponents
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2
A-12 Factoring
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4
A32
4
A-14 Operations with Complex Numbers
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2
A-15 Division and Synthetic Division of Polynomials
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3
A-16 Algebraic Fractions
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7
A-17 Equations with Algebraic Fractions
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1
A49
5
A54

APPENDIX B TIPS FOR GRAPHING FUNCTIONS WITH A CALCULATOR
B1

B-1 The Viewing Window
B1
5
B-2 Graphing Linear Functions
B6
1
B7
2
B9
2
B-5 Graphing Polynomial Functions
B11
3
B-6 Graphing Rational Functions
B14