Pre-Calculus For Dummies

Pre-Calculus For Dummies

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ISBN-13: 9781119508779
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/13/2018
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 413,769
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Mary Jane Sterling aught algebra, business calculus, geometry, and finite mathematics at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois for more than 30 years. She is the author of several For Dummies books, including Algebra Workbook For Dummies, Algebra II For Dummies, and Algebra II Workbook For Dummies.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Set It Up, Solve It, Graph It 7

Chapter 1: Pre-Pre-Calculus 9

Chapter 2: Playing with Real Numbers 21

Chapter 3: The Building Blocks of Pre-Calc: Functions 33

Chapter 4: Digging Out and Using Roots to Graph PolynomialFunctions 67

Chapter 5: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 97

Part II: The Essentials of Trigonometry 117

Chapter 6: Circling in on Angles 119

Chapter 7: Simplifying the Graphing and Transformation of TrigFunctions 149

Chapter 8: Identifying with Trig Identities: The Basics 181

Chapter 9: Advanced Identities: Your Keys to Pre-Calc Success201

Chapter 10: Taking Charge of Oblique Triangles with the Laws ofSines and Cosines 223

Part III: Analytic Geometry and System Solving 243

Chapter 11: Plane Thinking: Complex Numbers and PolarCoordinates 245

Chapter 12: Slicing Cones or Measuring the Path of a Comet— with Confidence 261

Chapter 13: Streamlining Systems, Managing Variables 291

Chapter 14: Sequences, Series, and Expanding Binomials for theReal World 325

Chapter 15: Scouting the Road Ahead to Calculus 349

Part IV: The Part of Tens 363

Chapter 16: Ten Habits to Develop as You Prepare for Calculus365

Chapter 17: Ten Habits to Quit Before Calculus 373

Index 379

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Pre-Calculus For Dummies 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for Precalc cause I was failing and when I studied with this book I improved a whole lot. This book is not vague, it's really transparent. This book answered questions I had that my textbook in math could not answer.
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