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Super Review Pre-Calculus: All You Need to Know

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Get all you need to know with Super Reviews! Each Super Review is packed with in-depth, student-friendly topic reviews that fully explain everything about the subject. The Pre-Calculus Super Review includes sets, numbers, operations and properties, coordinate geometry, fundamental algebraic topics, solving equations and inequalities, functions, trigonometry, exponents and logarithms, conic sections, matrices, and determinants. Take the Super Review quizzes to see how much you've learned - and where you need more...
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Overview


Get all you need to know with Super Reviews! Each Super Review is packed with in-depth, student-friendly topic reviews that fully explain everything about the subject. The Pre-Calculus Super Review includes sets, numbers, operations and properties, coordinate geometry, fundamental algebraic topics, solving equations and inequalities, functions, trigonometry, exponents and logarithms, conic sections, matrices, and determinants. Take the Super Review quizzes to see how much you've learned - and where you need more study. Makes an excellent study aid and textbook companion. Great for self-study!

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- From cover to cover, each in-depth topic review is easy-to-follow and easy-to-grasp - Perfect when preparing for homework, quizzes, and exams!
- Review questions after each topic that highlight and reinforce key areas and concepts
- Student-friendly language for easy reading and comprehension
- Includes quizzes that test your understanding of the subject

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878910885
  • Publisher: Research & Education Association
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Series: Super Reviews Study Guides
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 477,766
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.14 (h) x 0.73 (d)

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What This Book Will Do For You...

REA's SUPER REVIEWS provides all you need to know to excel in class and succeed on midterms, finals, and even pop quizzes.

Think of this book as giving you access to your own private tutor. Here, right at your fingertips, is a brisk review to help you not only understand your textbook but also pick up where even some of the best lectures leave off.

Outstanding features include...
- Comprehensive yet concise coverage
- Targeted preparation for subject tests
- Easy-to-follow & format that helps you master the subject matter
- End-of-chapter quizzes that provide pretest tune-up

We think you'll agree that, whether you're prepping for your next test or want to be a stronger contributor in class, REA's truly provides all you need to know!

Larry B. Kling
Super Review Program Director

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Sets, Numbers, Operations, and Properties
1.1 Sets 1
1.2 Real Numbers and Their Components 2
1.3 Real Number Properties of Equality 4
1.4 Real Number Operations and Their Properties 5
1.5 Complex Numbers 9
Quiz: Sets, Numbers, Operations, and Properties 14
Chapter 2 Coordinate Geometry
2.1 Real Numbers and the Coordinate Line 17
2.2 Cartesian Coordinates 18
2.3 Lines and Segments 19
2.4 Symmetry 29
2.5 Intercepts and Asymptotes 32
2.6 Parametric Equations 35
2.7 Polar Coordinates 39
Quiz: Coordinate Geometry 44
Chapter 3 Fundamental Algebraic Topics
3.1 The Arithmetic of Polynomials 48
3.2 Factoring 53
3.3 Rational Expressions 58
3.4 Radicals 66
Quiz: Fundamental Algebraic Topics 73
Chapter 4 Solving Equations and Inequalities
4.1 Solving Equations in One Variable 76
4.2 Solving Inequalities 78
4.3 Solving Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities 82
4.4 Solving Systems of Linear Equations 85
4.5 Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities and Linear Programming 96
4.6 Solving Equations Involving Radicals, Solving Rational Equations, and Solving Equations in Quadratic Form 101
Quiz: Solving Equations and Inequalities 107
Chapter 5 Functions
5.1 Functions and Equations 110
5.2 Combining Functions 120
5.3 Inverse Functions 125
5.4 Increasing and Decreasing Functions 132
5.5 Polynomial Functions and Their Graphs 133
5.6 Rational Functions and Their Graphs 137
5.7 Special Functions and Their Graphs 140
Quiz: Functions 144
Chapter 6 Trigonometry
6.1 Trigonometric Functions 149
6.2 Inverse Trigonometric Functions 164
6.3 Trigonometric Identities 168
6.4 Triangle Trigonometry 175
6.5 Solving Trigonometric Equations 183
6.6 The Trigonometric Form of a Complex Number 187
Quiz: Trigonometry 196
Chapter 7 Exponents and Logarithms
7.1 Integer Exponents 202
7.2 Rational Number Exponents 207
7.3 Exponential Functions 210
7.4 Logarithms 215
7.5 Logarithmic Functions 222
Quiz: Exponents and Logarithms 224
Chapter 8 Conic Sections
8.1 Introduction to Conic Sections 228
8.2 The Circle 229
8.3 The Ellipse 233
8.4 The Parabola 239
8.5 The Hyperbola 246
Quiz: Conic Sections 253
Chapter 9 Matrices and Determinants
9.1 Matrices and Matrix Operations 258
9.2 Determinants 268
9.3 The Inverse of a Square Matrix 272
Quiz: Matrices and Determinants 283
Chapter 10 Miscellaneous Topics
10.1 The Fundamental Counting Principle, Permutations, and Combinations 290
10.2 The Binomial Theorem 293
10.3 Sequences and Series 295
10.4 Mathematical Induction 297
10.5 Zeros of A Polynomial 303
Quiz: Miscellaneous Topics 312
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