Precalculus: Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic

Precalculus: Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic Author(s): Franklin Demana, Bert K. Waits, Gregory D. Foley, Daniel Kennedy

Difference between 8th and 7th editions
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Key differences between 8th and 7th editions

  • Period between current and previous publications: 4 years (2010 vs 2006).
  • The content between the 8th and 7th editions hasn't changed significantly.
  • Main content changes in the 8th edition of Demana/Waits/Foley/Kennedy's Precalculus: Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic:
  • Chapter 1:
    • The chapter opener on the consumer price index for housing has been updated with a real-world caution against extrapolation, exemplified by the mortgage meltdown of 2008.
    • Section "Grapher Failure and Hidden Behavior" reflects the changing capabilities of the technology.
  • Chapter 2:
    • The introduction of linear correlation provides a caution against unwarranted conclusions.
    • Clarification of approximate answers.
  • Chapter 3:
    • Section 3.6 "Mathematics of Finance" includes an introduction to the Finance menu on the graphing calculator.
  • Chapter 7:
    • Section 7.1 "Solving Systems of Two Equations" has been realigned to be focused more on the algebraic means of solution in preparation for the matrix methods to follow.
  • Chapter 8:
    • Incorporates the new classification of planets in the solar system.
  • Chapter 9: includes new section "9.9. Statistical Literacy" with discussions on:
    • The Many Misuses of Statistics
    • Correlation Revisited
    • The Importance of Randomness
    • Surveys and Observational Studies
    • Experimental Design
    • Using Randomness
    • Probability Simulations
8th Edition of
Precalculus: Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic
Hardcover, 984 pages
ISBN-10: 0321656938
ISBN-13: 9780321656933
Published by: Pearson, August 01, 2010
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Hardcover, 1056 pages
ISBN-10: 0131369067
ISBN-13: 9780131369061
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ISBN-10: 0321732081
ISBN-13: 9780321732088
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7th Edition of
Precalculus: Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic
Hardcover, 1032 pages
ISBN-10: 013227650X
ISBN-13: 9780132276504
Published by: Addison-Wesley, February 21, 2006
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Hardcover, 1056 pages
ISBN-10: 0321356934
ISBN-13: 9780321356932
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High School NASTA Texas Edition
Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0131959956
ISBN-13: 9780131959958
Published by: Addison-Wesley, Feb 21, 2006
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Student Solutions Manual
Paperback, 232 pages
ISBN-10: 0321369947
ISBN-13: 9780321369949
Published by: Pearson, June 23, 2006
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Media Update, with CD-ROM
Paperback, 1056 pages
ISBN-10: 013245775X
ISBN-13: 9780132457750
Published by: Addison-Wesley, May 6, 2009
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6th Edition of
Precalculus: Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic
Hardcover, 1023 pages
ISBN-10: 032113186X
ISBN-13: 9780321131867
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Hardcover, 1077 pages
ISBN-10: 0321131878
ISBN-13: 9780321131874
Published by: Pearson Addison Wesley, March 2003
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