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Do logarithms, sines, and cosines leave you in a cold sweat?
Vectors and derivatives send stress signals to your brain? If so, then you are like the many thousands of students--students of all ages, all levels--who are trying to master calculus.
Luckily, there is a cure: Bob Miller's Calc for the Clueless series!
Like the teacher you always wished you had (but never thought existed), Bob Miller brings a combination of knowledge, empathy and fun to this subject. He breaks down the learning process in an easy, non-technical way and builds it up again using his own unique methods. `And for students prepping for the SAT, Precalc for the Clueless, Third Edition now covers all the math needed to ace the new, more demanding math sections on the test.
As Bob Miller says, `Basically, the Clueless books are my notes. Exactly the way I teach: friendly, clear, with some humor and plenty of emotion!!
Meant to bridge the gap between the student, the textbook, and the teacher, Calc for the Clueless is packed with everything you need to know to conquer calculus. New for this third edition of Precalc are:
- The fundamentals of algebra and trigonometry
- Induction--clearly explains the principles of mathematical reasoning
- Progressions, including arithmetic, finite geometric and infinite geometric progressions
- The theory of equations--with in-depth coverage of the fundamental theorem of algebra and the remainder theorem
- Limits going to infinity
- Plus more SAT tips
``I am always delighted when a student tells me that he or she hated math. . .but taking a class with me has made math understandable. . .even enjoyable. Now it's your turn. Sharpen your #2 pencils and let Bob Miller show you how to never be clueless again!
Synopsis
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Bob Miller\'s PreCalc for the Clueless, Third Edition, is jam-packed with tips, techniques, and surefire strategies to help students understand and advance in this challenging subject. In this third edition, new features include:
- Recent changes in the precalculus pedagogy implemented over the past seven years
- New sections explaining the fundamentals of algebra and trigonometry
- A new chapter on induction
- All the math needed for the new SAT
- Sample problems for every technique and topic
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About the Author
Bob Miller was a lecturer in mathematics at City College of New York for more than 30 years. His principal goal is to make the study of mathematics both easier and enjoyable for students.
Table of Contents
Lines, the Straight Kind.
Quadratic Equations.
Inequalities, Linear and Quadratic.
Absolute Value.
Exponents, Negative and Fractional.
Geometric Formulas and Facts You Must Know.
Distance Formula, Midpoint, Circle, and Parabolas.
Functions.
Linear Systems and More About y=x2.
Trigonometry.
Curve Sketching.
Modern Logarithms.
Parabolas II, Ellipses, and Hyperbolas.
Writing Functions of x, the Algebraic Part of Calculus Word Problems.
SAT Algebra: It Will Also Help Those of You Are Past the SAT.
The Binomial Theorem.