# Pre-Calculus For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Pre-Calculus For Dummies
By 作者: Mary Jane Sterling
ISBN-10 书号: 1119508770
ISBN-13 书号: 9781119508779
Edition 版本: 3
Release Finelybook 出版日期: 2018-11-13
pages 页数: (416 )

Pre-calculus courses have become increasingly popular with 35 percent of students in the U.S. taking the course in middle or high school. Often, completion of such a course is a prerequisite for calculus and other upper level mathematics courses.
Pre-Calculus For Dummies is an invaluable resource for students enrolled in pre-calculus courses. By presenting the essential topics in a clear and concise manner, the book helps students improve their understanding of pre-calculus and become prepared for upper level math courses.

Provides fundamental information in an approachable manner
Includes fresh example problems
Practical explanations mirror today’s teaching methods
Offers relevant cultural references
Whether used as a classroom aid or as a refresher in preparation for an introductory calculus course, this book is one you’ll want to have on hand to perform your very best.

Cover

Contents

Introduction
Part 1:Getting Started with Pre-Calculus
Chapter 1:Pre-Pre-Calculus
Chapter 2:Playing with Real Numbers
Chapter 3:The Building Blocks of Pre-Calculus Functions
Chapter 4:Operating on Functions
Chapter 5:Digging Out and Using Roots to Graph Polynomial Functions
Chapter 6:Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Part 2:The Essentials of Trigonometry
Chapter 7:Circling in on Angles
Chapter 8:Simplifying the Graphing and Transformation of Trig Functions
Chapter 9:ldentifying with Trig ldentities:The Basics
Chapter 11:Taking Charge of Oblique Triangles with the Laws of Sines and Cosines
Part 3:Analytic Geometry and System Solving
Chapter 12:Plane Thinking:Complex Numbers and Polar Coordinates
Chapter 13:Creating Conics by Slicing Cones
Chapter 14:Streamlining Systems,Managing Variables
Chapter 15:Sequences,Series,and Expanding Binomials for the Real World
Chapter 16:Onward to Calculus
Part 4:The Part of Tens
Chapter 17:Ten Polar Graphs
Chapter 18:Ten Habits to Adjust before Calculus
Index
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