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Precalculus: A Prelude to Calculus Hardcover

ISBN-13: 978-0470416747 ISBN-10: 0470416742 Edition: 1st

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  • Hardcover: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (November 17, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470416742
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470416747
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #432,879 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is short, sweet, and to the point.
L. Figueroa
I know calculus can't be that hard but when I'm doing homework and I can't find anything on the internet to help nor in my book I feel screwed.
kristinkelly
Great quality and I needed this book for class right away!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By statW on April 13, 2009
Format: Paperback
After working through the author's linear algebra done right book I came across this precalculus book. There is no better book. It has complete - and I mean complete - worked out solutions for all the odd problems. I know many students who have suffered through incredibly badly written books dealing with this subject and most, if not all, of them are. This book is a rigorous introduction to calculus - by this I mean that this book develops all ideas logically that a high school student can understand without an instructor - yes, without an instructor. All the usual topics of precalculus are covered in this book - only much better. Buy this for yourself, for your high schooler child and if you are a math teacher in a high school, at the very least, pilot this book!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By L. Figueroa on June 27, 2011
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This is the perfect book to prepare for Calculus. It is NOT one of those 1000-page tombs with every topic under the sun and tons of exercises. This author clearly knows the material and moreover presents it in a way that one can learn on one's own. There was really attention to detail on topics that are pertinent and important to understand and master in order to move on to the next level. I truly enjoyed the fact that the material in pervious chapters (e.g. functions and their inverse) came up again to understand and master other topics (e.g. logarithms). The best thing There was a mix of example exercises with thoughtful problem-type exercises. I must admit to spending several days mulling over thought problems that involved "proving or showing" that something was true. It made me feel more like Sherlock Holmes and less like some robot doing tons of problems to prove I understood something.
For the readers that provided a low review (which I went over before writing my own) I must say it probably derives from being unprepared for this level of mathematics. I know from friends who don't really read the book for understanding they just find the closest example in the text when they are doing the exercises and move on. This book really starts to move you in the direction where you should read the text slowly and carefully, do some exercises and sit back and enjoy the "thought" problems - this is where the action is and you truly start to understand why mathematicians exist. I am not planning on being a mathematician and consider myself average but I do enjoy solving problems and this author has written a great math book - maybe I would have chosen math as a major if earlier books were so thoughtful in presentation, discussion and exercises.

This book is short, sweet, and to the point. You will not be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JAE on June 7, 2012
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I bought this book for my precalculus class and I love it. I don't have much time to talk to my professor after class so when I don't understand my professor's lectures, I can always rely on this book. It explains everything well. It keeps it short and sweet which I like. Also, in the back of the book, it gives answers to odd problems and it tells you have to solve the questions which I like as well.
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This textbook is designed to help prepare students for calculus... and it does a great job. Every chapter starts by identifying the topic of the chapter and then breaks down the entirety of the subject matter into individuals parts for a step by step learning of the material with examples, practice problems, and comprehensive solutions (for all the odd problems). Major benefits of this textbook include the analysis of each topic and the provided examples, which aid the learning process, and especially the provision of worked-out solutions that the student can use to check their work
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By Brittany Stanley on October 7, 2013
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It Was Perfect, It Came Quickly As Well For The Price I Paid Im Very Pleased With The Outcome Of My Book
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By Mee Yang on September 9, 2013
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I dont like math but I have to say this product came in fine. Every product wear and tear so this was in the shape it was also service a purpose in life.
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