Pre-Calculus Workbook For Dummies

Pre-Calculus Workbook For Dummies

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ISBN-13: 9780470923221
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/12/2011
Series: For Dummies Series
Edition description: Workbook
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 250,844
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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

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

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Table of Contents

Part I: Setting the Foundation: The Nuts and Bolts ofPre-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, andGraphs  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 YourLimits  195

Chapter 11: Exploring Complex Numbers and PolarCoordinates  197

Chapter 12: Conquering Conic Sections  213

Chapter 13: Finding Solutions for Systems of Equations 245

Chapter 14: Spotting Patterns in Sequences, Series, andBinomials  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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