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Synopsis
The fast and complete review of precalculus fundamentals
This comprehensive study guide reviews precalculus and prepares students to pass tests on this popular high school and college subject. Learning tools include a front-of-book quick reference of precalculus essentials, chapter-end quizzes, and an end-of-book review test.
W. Michael Kelley (Prince Frederick, MD) is an Academic Technology Coordinator for the University of Maryland s College of Education. He has taught calculus at the high school and college level and runs the popular Web site Calculus-help.com.
Synopsis
This title provides the essentials for people enrolled in precalculus courses. It provides chapter-level reviews of the algebraic and trigonometrical fundamentals of precalculus and useful preparation for tests.
Synopsis
Your effective tutorial for mastering Precalculus
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About the contents:
Precalculus Prerequisites
- Algebraic properties
- Exponential, radical, polynomial, and rational expressions
- Equations, inequalities, and linear equations
Functions
- Function graphs and transformations
- Combining and composing functions
- Graphing and finding inverse functions
- Exponential and logarithmic functions
Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry
- Measuring angles and working with triangles
- Inverse trigonometric functions
- Analytic trigonometry including quadratic equations
- Vectors and trigonometry of complex numbers
- Equations and graphs of conic sections and hyperbolas
Matrices and Systems of Equations
- Two-variable, linear, and non-linear systems
- Solving systems of equations with matrices
- Inverse matrices
- Linear programming
Review and Resources
- Tear-out pocket-guide for key formulas and concepts
- Glossary of key terms
- Handy Chapter Check-ins/Chapter Checkouts introduce new concepts and test your knowledge
We take great notesand make learning a snap
Synopsis
Your effective tutorial for mastering Precalculus
Why CliffsQuickReview Guides?
Go with the name you know and trust
Get the information you needfast!
Written by teachers and educational specialists
About the contents:
Precalculus Prerequisites
- Algebraic properties
- Exponential, radical, polynomial, and rational expressions
- Equations, inequalities, and linear equations
Functions
- Function graphs and transformations
- Combining and composing functions
- Graphing and finding inverse functions
- Exponential and logarithmic functions
Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry
- Measuring angles and working with triangles
- Inverse trigonometric functions
- Analytic trigonometry including quadratic equations
- Vectors and trigonometry of complex numbers
- Equations and graphs of conic sections and hyperbolas
Matrices and Systems of Equations
- Two-variable, linear, and non-linear systems
- Solving systems of equations with matrices
- Inverse matrices
- Linear programming
Review and Resources
- Tear-out pocket-guide for key formulas and concepts
- Glossary of key terms
- Handy Chapter Check-ins/Chapter Checkouts introduce new concepts and test your knowledge
We take great notesand make learning a snap
About the Author
W. Michael Kelley taught high school math for seven years; during that time he received the Outstanding High School Mathematics Teacher award from the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Additionally, he taught calculus for five years at the college level. He currently works at the University of Maryland as an Academic Technology Coordinator for the College of Education. He runs a Web site for calculus help at www.calculus-help.com.
Table of Contents
Introduction.
Chapter 1: Precalculus Prerequisites.
Chapter 2: Functions.
Chapter 3: Polynomial and Rational Functions.
Chapter 4: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
Chapter 5: Trigonometry.
Chapter 6: Analytic Trigonometry.
Chapter 7: Vectors and the Trigonometry of Complex Numbers.
Chapter 8: Analytic Geometry.
Chapter 9: Matrices and Systems of Equations.
Chapter 10: Additional Topics.
CQR Resource Center.
Glossary for CQR Precalculus.
Index.