Pre-Calculus Workbook For Dummies

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Get the confidence and math skills you need to get started with calculus

Are 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 the course. 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 ...

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Overview

Get the confidence and math skills you need to get started with calculus

Are 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 the course. 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 coursework

With 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470923221
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/12/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: Workbook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 146,995
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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

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Table of Contents

Part I: Setting the Foundation: The Nuts and Bolts of Pre-Calculus 5

Chapter 1: Beginning at the Very Beginning: Pre-Pre-Calculus 7

Chapter 2: Real Numbers Come Clean 23

Chapter 3: Controlling Functions by Knowing Their Function 37

Chapter 4: Searching Roots to Get the Degree 69

Chapter 5: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 87

Part II: Trig Is the Key: Basic Review, the Unit Circle, and Graphs 103

Chapter 6: Basic Trigonometry and the Unit Circle 105

Chapter 7: Graphing and Transforming Trig Functions 127

Part III: Digging into Advanced Trig: Identities, Theorems, and Applications 143

Chapter 8: Basic Trig Identities 145

Chapter 9: Advanced Identities 161

Chapter 10: Solving Oblique Triangles 177

Part IV: Poles, Cones, Variables, Sequences, and Finding Your Limits 195

Chapter 11: Exploring Complex Numbers and Polar Coordinates 197

Chapter 12: Conquering Conic Sections 213

Chapter 13: Finding Solutions for Systems of Equations 245

Chapter 14: Spotting Patterns in Sequences, Series, and Binomials 277

Chapter 15: Previewing Calculus 289

Part V: The Part of Tens 301

Chapter 16: Ten Uses for Parent Graphs 303

Chapter 17: Ten Missteps to Avoid in Pre-Calculus 311

Index 315

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