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The ideal review for your precalculus course More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's Outlines for their expert knowledge and helpful solved problems. Written by a renowned expert in this field, Schaum's Outline of Precalculuscovers what you need to know for your course and, more important, your exams. Step-by-step, the author walks you through coming up with solutions to exercises in this topic. More than 600 problems solved step-by-step Clear, succinct explanations of all precalculus concepts Appropriate for the following courses: precalculus, preparation for calculus, math for calculus, advanced placement calculus A&B, advanced algebra Comprehensive review of specialized topics such as logic, consumer mathematics, and voting methods Descriptions of basic problem solving skills Supports all the major textbooks for the advanced algebra, precalculus, and introductory calculus courses
Table of Contents
• Polynomials Exponents. • Rational and Radical Expressions• Linear and Non-Linear Equations • Linear and Non-Linear Inequalities • Absolute Value in Equations and Inequalities.• Analytic Geometry • Functions • Linear Functions • Transformations and Graphs• Quadratic Functions • Algebra of Functions • Polynomial Functions • Rational Functions • Algebraic Functions; Variations • Exponential Functions • Logarithmic Functions • Exponential and Logarithmic Equations • Trigonometric Functions • Graphs of Trigonometric Functions • Angles • Trigonometric Identities and Equations • Sum, Difference, Multiple, and • Half-Angle Formulas • Inverse Trigonometric Functions. • Triangles • Vectors • Polar Coordinates; Parametric Equations • Trigonometric Form of Complex Numbers • Systems of Linear Equations • Gaussian and Gauss-Jordan Elimination • Partial Fraction • Decomposition • Non-Linear Systems of Equations • Introduction to Matrix Algebra • Matrix Multiplication and Inverses • Determinants and Cramer's Rule. • Loci; Parabolas • Ellipses and Hyperbolas • Rotation of Axes • Conic Sections • Sequences and Series • The Principle of Mathematical Induction • Special Sequences and Series• The Binomial Theorem