
Precalculus Enhanced with Graphing Utilities, 2/e
Michael J. Sullivan, Chicago State University
Michael J. Sullivan, South Suburban College
Coming December, 1999 by Prentice Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics
Copyright 2000, 1200 pp.
Cloth
ISBN 013020692X

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For courses in College Algebra, Algebra & Trigonometry,
Precalculus, and Trigonometry which requires student use of a graphing
calculator.
Using the graphing utility to enhance mathematics,
not replace it, this text approaches technology as a tool to solve
problems, motivate concepts, and explore ideas. Many problems are
solved using both algebra and a graphing utility, with the benefits
of each illustrated. Throughout, applications and examples using real
data enable students to make connections between the mathematics learned
and familiar situations. The authors' userfriendly approach helps
students develop the skills needed to succeed in subsequent mathematics
courses.
NEW—Modeling Emphasis Throughout—Includes
dedicated sections on Linear Functions and Models, Quadratic Models,
Power Functions and Models, and Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
and Models, with many applications coming from the areas of business,
finance and economics.
 Allows students to build models and model building skills
that they can transfer to other areas of their studies and lives.
NEW—Pedgogical Four Color Design—Using
an attractive design and layout allows students and instructors to
better utilize the text through visual queues.
 Helps students and instructors to easily
and quickly identify key elements in the text through effective use
of color.
NEW—Updated Use of Technology—The
new edition has kept current with available technologies incorporating
the useful and time saving features of the TI83 and TI86.
 Students have a text that utilizes the most commonly
used technologies in this market.
NEW—Table of Contents—The organization
of the new edition has been changed to reflect the comments and suggestions
from users.
 Instructors and students will find the
material flows smoothly and builds logically from one concept to another.
NEW—Section Objectives—Section objectives
give students a quick view of the most important concepts of the section.
These objectives also tie together the integrated learning package.
Each of the supplements references the section objectives throughout—i.e.
the lecture videos, MathPro, etc.
 Students have an easier time determining the key concepts
and have an increased opportunity to use the supplements in a meaningful
way.
NEW—Chapter Projects—Two to three
end of chapter projects put the content of the chapter into context.
Each set of projects includes at least one set of real world sources
data and company circumstances. The others are good for modeling real
world situations to.
 Students are able to roll up all the information from
the chapter and place it into context.
Clear Writing Style—Mike Sullivan's writing style is
one of the most widely praised features of this series. Sullivan uses
both visuals and analogies to explain concepts. He writes the book
for students to understand the concept.
 A well written text allows students to get the most out
of increasingly limited study hours.
Now Work Problems—This icon appears after many
examples throughout the text. The student is then instructed to go
work a similar problem in the end of section exercises. This allows
students to test their understanding as they read and gain confidence
that they can handle the exercises in the end of section problem sets.
 Students gain confidence in their knowledge of the subject
and have a tendency to ask more specific questions when they have
difficulties.
Step by Step Examples—Each step of the process
is illustrated throughout many of the examples in the text. These
often include “English” explanations off to the side explaining
the procedures.
 Students are far less likely to get “stuck” working
homework problems when there are similar step by step examples.
Preparing for this Chapter—Serves as a “Just
in Time” algebra review at the beginning of each chapter. It supports
the idea of learning mathematics as a building block process. Students
and professors can use this to determine if they have covered the
materials and concepts required to move into the new chapter.
 Students gain a new understanding of maintaining their
base of knowledge as the course progresses.
Chapter Review—Allows students to check their
own understanding of the chapter materials in several ways. “Things
to Know” give a general overview of the topics and concepts. “How
To” requires the student to have the mathematical skills. “True/False”
tests the students vocabulary for the chapter. “Review Exercises”
give a good indication of what types of problems could be on a test.
Students can use the Review Exercises in blue as a sample chapter
test.
 Students understand that concepts, vocabulary and skills
are all apart of the learning process.
NEW—Chapter Projects—Two to three
end of chapter projects put the content of the chapter into context.
Each set of projects includes at least one set of real world sources
data and company circumstances. The others are good for modeling real
world situations to.
 Students are able to roll up all the information from
the chapter and place it into context.
Sourced Real World Data—Real World Data is incorporated
into examples and exercise sets to emphasize that mathematics is a
tool used to understand the world around us. When a student solves
a problem using real data, they learn that the skill is both relevant
and useful.
 Students become more motivated by the relevancy of the
materials.
Historical Notes and Intro's—Most chapters open
with a brief historical introduction of the chapter topic. These introductions
as well as the Historical Notes (denoted by the roman column icon)
offer a basic historical context for the chapter and gives the student
insight as to the original application of the mathematical concepts
and the people who developed them.
 Students see the human side of mathematics, which makes
them more motivated.
End of Section Exercises—Sullivan provides an
excellent selection of quality problems ranging from basic recognition
of concepts, to skill and drill and finally moving to advance applications
requiring applied problem solving and multiple mathematical skills.
 Students and Professors are offered numerous quality
questions which can be used to learn/teach the materials more fully.
Discussion, Writing and Research Problems—Denoted
by the red pen and notebook icon (or red number) require students
to think about the implications and use of the solutions they obtain.
 Students see the connections between the numerical answers
and their implications.
Visual Exercises—Almost every set of exercises
opens with visual exercises developed to foster intuitive understanding
in students.
 Students are able to intuitively understand the mathematical
concepts prior to testing their skills.
(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Chapter Review.)
1. Graphs.
Rectangular Coordinates; Graphing Utilities; Scatter Diagrams.
Graphs of Equations. Solving Equations. Setting up Equations; Applications.
Solving Inequalities. Lines. Circles.
2. Functions and Models.
Functions. Linear Functions and Models. Quadratic Functions
and Models. Characteristics of Functions; Library of Functions. Graphing
Techniques: Transformations. Algebra of Functions. Mathematical Models:
Constructing Functions.
3. Polynomial and Rational Functions.
Power Functions And Models. Polynomial Functions and Models.
The Real Zeros of a Polynomial Function. Complex Numbers; Quadratic
Equations with a Negative Discriminant. Complex Zeros; Fundamental
Theorem of Algebra. Rational Functions. Polynomial and Rational Inequalities.
4. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
OnetoOne Functions; Inverse Functions. Exponential Functions.
Logarithmic Functions. Properties of Logarithms. Logarithmic and Exponential
Equations. Compound Interest. Growth and Decay. Exponential, Logarithmic,
and Logistic Curve Fitting.
5. Trigonometric Functions.
Angles and Their Measure. Trigonometric Functions: Unit
Circle Approach. Properties of the Trigonometric Functions. Right
Triangle Trigonometry. Graphs of the Trigonometric Functions. Sinusoidal
Graphs; Sinusoidal Curve Fitting.
6. Analytic Trigonometry.
Trigonometric Identities. Sum and Difference Formulas. Doubleangle
and Halfangle Formulas. ProducttoSum and SumtoProduct Formulas.
The Inverse Trigonometric Functions. Trigonometric Equations.
7. Applications of Trigonometric Functions.
Solving Right Triangles. Law of Sines. Law of Cosines. Area
of a Triangle. Simple Harmonic Motion; Damped Motion.
8. Polar Coordinates; Vectors.
Polar Coordinates. Polar Equations and Graphs. The Complex
Plane; Demoivre's Theorem. Vectors. The Dot Product.
9. Analytic Geometry.
Conics. The Parabola. The Ellipse. The Hyperbola. Rotation
of Axes; General Form of a Conic. Polar Equations of Conics. Plane
Curves and Parametric Equations.
10. Systems of Equations and Inequalities.
Systems of Linear Equations: Substitution; Elimination.
Systems of Linear Equations: Matrices. Systems of Linear Equations:
Determinants. Matrix Algebra. Partial Fraction Decomposition. Systems
Of Nonlinear Equations. Systems of Inequalities. Linear Programming.
11. Sequences; Induction; the Binomial Theorem.
Sequences. Arithmetic Sequences. Geometric Sequences; Geometric
Series. Mathematical Induction. The Binomial Theorem.
12. Counting and Probability.
Sets and Counting. Permutations and Combinations. Probability.
Analyzing Univariate Data; Probabilities from Data.
13. A Preview of Calculus: the Limit and the Derivative
of a Function.
Finding Limits Using Tables and Graphs. Algebra Techniques
for Finding Limits. OneSided Limits; Continuous Functions. The Tangent
Problem; The Derivative.
Appendix Review.
Topics from Algebra and Geometry. Polynomials. Rational
Expressions. Radicals; Rational Exponents. Completing the Square.
Synthetic Division.
Answers.
Index.
