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Cover of Precalculus v3.0
November 2018
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Version 3.0
By Edward B. Burger

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Key Features

  • Begins with a review of basic algebra then covers core topics including functions and their graphs; polynomial functions; rational functions and conics; exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometric functions, analytics and applications; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices and determinants; analytic geometry; sequences, series, and probability.
  • Includes 419 high-quality video lessons explain all of the precalculus math topics and concepts.
  • Nearly 600 video solutions integrated into FlatWorld Homework feature an on-camera whiteboard that explain how to work representative problems step by step. Faculty determine whether students can access these video solutions through their instructor control settings while setting up homework assignments.
  • Glossary of more than 200 mathematical terms.
  • Real-world application examples.

Example Video: Finding the Vertical Asymptotes of a Rational Function


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This textbook is suitable for the following courses: Precalculus

Precalculus combines concepts from college algebra and trigonometry to compose a clear and comprehensive overview that successfully prepares students for the college calculus course. This unique text+video learning program includes 419 video lessons for instruction or review that are keyed to the text. The videos were developed by award-winning mathematician Professor Edward Burger who breaks mathematical concepts into manageable chunks and explains them step by step, providing supplemental instruction and review opportunities for students. Professor Burger shares the tricks and tips so your students will remember them when they begin calculus.

Example Video: Finding the Vertical Asymptotes of a Rational Function

Content and Supplement Details

Chapters 12 Chapters : 419 Sections Topic Videos 419 Book Problems 4,409 Odd Answers in Back of Book Yes Homework System Problem Stems 1,452 Homework System Unique Problems ~31,000 Homework Solution Videos ~600 Test Bank Problems ~18,000
  • Solutions manual for book problems
  • PowerPoint lecture slides
  • Image database from book’s graphical elements for easy use in classroom
  • Cognero Paper Test Generators software (allows question scrambling, easy selection of questions, authoring of questions, answer keys, etc.)
  • Test bank files for Blackboard, Brightspace/D2L, Canvas, Moodle and Respondus

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PowerPoint Lecture Notes

PowerPoint Lecture Notes

A PowerPoint presentation highlighting key learning objectives and the main concepts for each chapter are available for you to use in your classroom. You can either cut and paste sections or use the presentation as a whole.

PowerPoint Lecture Notes

PowerPoint Image Library

PowerPoint Image Library

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Test Generator - powered by Cognero

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Test Bank Files for Import to Learning Management Systems

Test Bank Files for Import to Learning Management Systems

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Solutions Manual

Solutions Manual

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Solutions Manual

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Edward B. Burger St. David's Foundation

Dr. Edward Burger is President and CEO of the St. David's Foundation and President Emeritus of Southwestern University as well as an educational leader on thinking, innovation, and creativity. Previously he was the Francis Christopher Oakley Third Century Professor of Mathematics at Williams College. He has delivered over 700 addresses worldwide at venues including Berkeley, Harvard, Princeton, and Johns Hopkins as well as at the Smithsonian Institution, Microsoft Corporation, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the New York Public Library, and the National Academy of Sciences. He is the author of over 70 research articles, books, and video series (starring in over 4,000 on-line videos), including the book The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking, published by Princeton University Press and translated into over a dozen languages worldwide. His book, Making Up Your Mind: Thinking Effectively Through Creative Puzzle-Solving, also published by Princeton University Press, was on several of Amazon's Hot New Releases lists.

In 2006, Reader’s Digest listed Burger in their annual “100 Best of America” as America’s Best Math Teacher. In 2010 he was named the winner of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching—the largest prize in higher education teaching across all disciplines in the English speaking world. Also in 2010, he starred in a mathematics segment for NBC-TV on the Today Show; that appearance earned him a 2010 Telly Award. The Huffington Post named him one of their 2010 Game Changers: “HuffPost’s Game Changers salutes 100 innovators, visionaries, mavericks, and leaders who are reshaping their fields and changing the world.” In 2012, Microsoft Worldwide Education selected him as one of their “Global Heroes in Education.” In 2013, Burger was inducted as an inaugural Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. In 2014, Burger was elected to The Philosophical Society of Texas. He is now in his fourth season of his weekly program on thinking and higher education produced by NPR’s Austin affiliate KUT. The series, Higher ED, is available here.

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