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Pre-Calculus Workbook For Dummies

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780470923221

ISBN10:
0470923229
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/12/2011
Publisher(s):
For Dummies

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Summary

Get the confidence and math skills you need to get started with calculusAre you preparing for calculus? This hands-on workbook helps you master basic pre-calculus concepts and practice the types of problems you'll encounter in thecourse. You'll get hundreds of valuable exercises, problem-solving shortcuts, plenty of workspace, and step-by-step solutions to every problem. You'll also memorize the most frequently used equations, see how to avoid common mistakes, understand tricky trig proofs, and much more. Pre-Calculus Workbook For Dummies is the perfect tool for anyone who wants or needs more review before jumping into a calculus class. You'll get guidance and practical exercises designed to help you acquire the skills needed to excel in pre-calculus and conquer the next contender-calculus. Serves as a course guide to help you master pre-calculus concepts Covers the inside scoop on quadratic equations, graphing functions, polynomials, and more Covers the types of problems you'll encounter in your courseworkWith the help of Pre-Calculus Workbook For Dummies you'll learn how to solve a range of mathematical problems as well as sharpen your skills and improve your performance.

Author Biography

Yang Kuang, PhD, is a professor of mathematics at Arizona State University.

Michelle Rose Gilman is the co-author of Pre-Calculus For Dummies.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Setting the Foundation: The Nuts and Bolts of Pre-Calculus.

Chapter 1: Beginning at the Very Beginning: Pre-Pre-Calculus.

Chapter 2: Real Numbers Come Clean.

Chapter 3: Controlling Functions by Knowing Their Function.

Chapter 4: Searching Roots to Get the Degree.

Chapter 5: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.

Part II: Trig Is the Key: Basic Review, the Unit Circle, and Graphs.

Chapter 6: Basic Trigonometry and the Unit Circle.

Chapter 7: Graphing and Transforming Trig Functions.

Part III: Digging into Advanced Trig: Identities, Theorems, and Applications.

Chapter 8: Basic Trig Identities.

Chapter 9: Advanced Identities.

Chapter 10: Solving Oblique Triangles.

Part IV: Poles, Cones, Variables, Sequences, and Finding Your Limits.

Chapter 11: Exploring Complex Numbers and Polar Coordinates.

Chapter 12: Conquering Conic Sections.

Chapter 13: Finding Solutions for Systems of Equations.

Chapter 14: Spotting Patterns in Sequences, Series, and Binomials.

Chapter 15: Previewing Calculus.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten Uses for Parent Graphs.

Chapter 17: Ten Missteps to Avoid in Pre-Calculus.

Index.



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