Precalculus : an investigation of functions /

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Author / Creator:Lippman, David, 1978- author.
Edition:Edition 1.5.
Imprint:[Place of publication not identified] : David Lippman and Melonie Rasmussen, [2015]-
Minneapolis : Open Textbook Library
Description:1 online resource : illustrations.
Series:Open textbook library
Open Textbook Library.
Precalculus -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Precalculus -- Textbooks.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching.
Problems and exercises.
Format: E-Resource Journal
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Varying Form of Title:Precalculus 1.5
Other authors / contributors:Rasmussen, Melonie, author.
Frequency:Updated irregularly.
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:"This is the fifth official version of Edition 1. It contains typo corrections and language clarification, but is page number and problem set number equivalent to the original Edition 1"--Title page verso.
"This text is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License."--Title page verso.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Online version, edition 1.5, 2015; title from PDF (viewed on July 26, 2016).
Summary:"Precalculus: An Investigation of Functions is a free, open textbook covering a two-quarter pre-calculus sequence including trigonometry. The first portion of the book is an investigation of functions, exploring the graphical behavior of, interpretation of, and solutions to problems involving linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. An emphasis is placed on modeling and interpretation, as well as the important characteristics needed in calculus. The second portion of the book introduces trigonometry. Trig is introduced through an integrated circle/triangle approach. Identities are introduced in the first chapter, and revisited throughout. Likewise, solving is introduced in the second chapter and revisited more extensively in the third chapter. As with the first part of the book, an emphasis is placed on motivating the concepts and on modeling and interpretation. In addition to the paper homework sets, algorithmetically generated online homework is available as part of a complete course shell package, which also includes a sample syllabus, teacher notes with lecture examples, sample quizzes and exams, printable classwork sheets and handouts, and chapter review problems. If you teach in Washington State, you can find the course shell in the template course list. For those located elsewhere, you can access the course shell at A self-study version of the online course exercises is also available on for students wanting to learn the material on their own, or who need a refresher."--Open Textbook Library.