Precalculus: A Prelude to Calculus
Sheldon Axler’s Precalculus focuses only on topics that students actually need to succeed in calculus. Because of this, Precalculus is a very manageable size even though it includes a student solutions manual. The book is geared towards courses with intermediate algebra prerequisites and it does not assume that students remember any trigonometry. It covers topics such as inverse functions, logarithms, half-life and exponential growth, area, e, the exponential function, the natural logarithm and trigonometry. The Student Solutions Manual is integrated at the end of every section. The price listed is for a Hardback copy of the book.