Contemporary Precalculus through Applications

Third Edition

By North Carolina School of Science and Math - Department of Mathematics

Contemporary Precalculus through Applications

432 pp., 8.5 x 11, appends., notes, index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-6591-7
    Published: December 2021

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Distributed for the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

The first edition of Contemporary Precalculus through Applications was published in 1993, well before the widespread use of computers in the classroom. Collaborating with students and teachers across the state, faculty from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) have steadily developed, reviewed, and tested the textbook in the years since. It is the sole textbook used in NCSSM precalculus courses.

This third edition contains extensively updated data, graphics, and material聽attuned to contemporary technology while keeping what made the book so revolutionary when it was first published鈥攁 focus on real-world problem solving and student discovery. This edition will prepare students to learn mathematics in the following major areas:

路 Data analysis and linear regression

路 Functions: linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, parametric, and trigonometric

路 Modifying functions through transformations and compositions

路 Recursive systems and sequences

路 Modeling real-world phenomenon and applications

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Faculty in the Department of Mathematics educate and nurture academically talented students to become state, national, and global leaders. NCSSM faculty also increase access to a high quality public education through research, workshops, and training initiatives available to teachers across North Carolina.
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