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Book Supplements

Miscellaneous resources for students and teachers.
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For Students and Instructors

Enhanced WebAssign
Exclusively from Cengage Learning, Enhanced WebAssign® offers an extensive online program for Precalculus to encourage the practice that's so critical for concept mastery. The meticulously crafted pedagogy and exercises in this text become even more effective in Enhanced WebAssign, supplemented by multimedia tutorial support and immediate feedback as students complete their assignments. Algorithmic problems allow instructor to assign unique versions to each student. The Practice Another Version feature (activated at your discretion) allows students to attempt the questions with new sets of values until they feel confident enough to work the original problem. Students benefit from a new Premium eBook with highlighting and search features; Personal Study Plans (based on diagnostic quizzing) that identify chapter topics they still need to master; and links to video solutions, interactive tutorials, and even live online help.

Text-Specific DVDs
The Text-Specific DVDs include new learning objective based lecture videos. These DVDs provide comprehensive coverage of the course—along with additional explanations of concepts, sample problems, and applications—to help students review essential topics.

For Students

The following resources are available to enhance student learning and most are available separately for student purchase via our online catalog. Please note that some items are automatically packaged with the text and are not sold separately. Instructors, please contact your sales representative if you would like information on other packaging alternatives.

Student Solutions Manual
Contains fully worked-out solutions to all of the odd-numbered exercises in the text, giving students a way to check their answers and ensure that they took the correct steps to arrive at an answer.

Study Guide
This carefully crafted learning resource helps students develop their problem-solving skills while reinforcing their understanding with detailed explanations, worked-out examples, and practice problems. Students will also find listings of key ideas to master. Each section of the main text has a corresponding section in the Study Guide.

For Instructors

The following resources are available to instructors only upon adoption of the text. (Some restrictions may apply). To request a review copy or for details on policies, please contact your sales representative or Cengage Learning Academic Support at 800-423-0563.

PowerLecture with ExamView CD-ROM
This CD-ROM provides the instructor with dynamic media tools for teaching. Create, deliver, and customize tests (both print and online) in minutes with ExamView® Computerized Testing Featuring Algorithmic Equations. Easily build solution sets for homework or exams using Solution Builder's online solutions manual. Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides and figures from the book are also included on this CD-ROM.

Complete Solutions Manual
The complete solutions manual provides worked-out solutions to all of the problems in the text.

Instructor's Guide
Doug Shaw, author of the Instructor Guides for the widely used Stewart calculus texts, wrote this helpful teaching companion. It contains points to stress, suggested time to allot, text discussion topics, core materials for lectures, workshop/discussion suggestions, group work exercises in a form suitable for handout, solutions to group work exercises, and suggested homework problems.

Solution Builder
The online Solution Builder lets instructors easily build and save customized solution sets either for printing or posting on password-protected class websites. Visit to request an account.