# Precalculus: A Functional Approach to Graphing and Problem Solving

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Precalculus: A Functional Approach to Graphing and Problem Solving prepares students for the concepts and applications they will encounter in future calculus courses. In far too many texts, process is stressed over insight and understanding, and students move on to calculus ill equipped to think conceptually about its essential ideas. This text provides sound development of the important mathematical underpinnings of calculus, stimulating problems and exercises, and a well-developed, engaging pedagogy. Students will leave with a clear understanding of what lies ahead in their future calculus courses. Instructors will find that Smith's straightforward, student-friendly presentation provides exactly what they have been looking for in a text!Find the angle Ic for which the range is a maximum, and then find that maximum downrange point of impact. ... Recall parametric equations for the path of a projectile (Example 6, Section 5.2): x t ( c v os ) 0 Ic y t tt (sv in ) 0 216 Ic Step 2: Devise a plan. ... The answer is that the projectile will impact 1, 568 ft downrange if the angle of elevation is set at 45Ad, and, furthermore, this is the maximum downrangeanbsp;...

 Title : Precalculus: A Functional Approach to Graphing and Problem Solving Author : Karl Smith Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers - 2011-11-01