Precalculus: An Investigation of Functions
by David Lippman, Melonie Rasmussen
Publisher: Lulu.com 2011
Number of pages: 568
A textbook covering a two-quarter precalculus sequence including trigonometry. An emphasis is placed on modeling and interpretation, as well as the important characteristics needed in calculus. Exercises are included in the book.
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- Lumen Learning
Contents: Numbers and Operations; Equations, Inequalities and Graphing; Systems of Equations; Functions; Linear Functions; Quadratic Functions and Factoring; Polynomials and Rational Functions; Exponents, Logarithms, and Inverse Functions; etc.
by Neels van der Westhuizen, et al. - Siyavula
Contents: Introduction; Exponents; Surds; Error margins; Quadratic sequences; Finance; Solving quadratic equations; Solving quadratic inequalities; Solving simultaneous equations; Mathematical models; Quadratic functions and graphs; etc.
by Frank Castle - Macmillan and co
From the table of contents: Arithmetic; Plane Geometry; Algebra; British and Metric Units; Logarithms; Slide Rule; Ratios; Use of Squared Paper; Mensuration. Area of Parallelogram. Triangle. Circumference of Circle. Area of a Circle; etc.
by Dan Umbarger - Brown Books Publishing Group
These materials show the evolution of logarithmic ideas over 350 years. A quick review of mathematics as it was practiced for hundreds of years would be helpful for many students in understanding logarithms as they are still used today.