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A hands-on guide to help students practice and perfect pre-calculus skills
Pre-calculus classes prepare students for studies in calculus and other advanced mathematical subjects. Pre-Calculus Workbook For Dummies uses the trusted Dummies Workbook approach to help students understand the basic pre-calculus concepts and problems. This hands-on workbook not only gives students practice in solving a range of problems, but also shows them how to memorize commonly used equations. It covers hundreds of topics such as absolute value, quadratic equations, graphing trig functions, matrix operations, polynomials, arithmetic and algebraic skills, and more. Pre-Calculus Workbook For Dummies is the perfect tool for anyone who wants or needs more review before jumping into a calculus class, or who just wants to be prepared for the further study of mathematics.
Michelle Rose Gilman (Solana Beach, CA) is the founder of Fusion Learning Center and Fusion Academy in Solana Beach, California. She is the coauthor of Pre-Calculus For Dummies (978-0-470-16984-1), among other Dummies titles.
Synopsis
Pre-Calculus Workbook For Dummiesserves as a course guide featuring hundreds of often difficult and essential topics such as absolute value, quadratic equations, graphing trig functions, matrix operations, polynomials, arithmetic and algebraic skills, and more.
Synopsis
Get the confidence and the math skills
you need to get started with calculus!
Are you preparing for calculus? This easy-to-follow, hands-on workbook helps you master basic pre-calculus concepts and practice the types of problems you'll encounter in your cour sework. You get valuable exercises, problem-solving shortcuts, plenty of workspace, and step-by-step solutions to every problem. You'll also memorize the most frequently used equations, see how to avoid common mistakes, understand tricky trig proofs, and much more.
100s of Problems!
Detailed, fully worked-out solutions to problems
The inside scoop on quadratic equations, graphing functions, polynomials, and more
A wealth of tips and tricks for solving basic calculus problems
About the Author
Christopher Burger and Karina Neal are administrators and instructors at the Fusion Learning Center and Fusion Academy in CA, founded by Michelle Rose Gilman.
Table of Contents
Introduction.Part I: Foundation (And We Don’t Mean Makeup!).
Chapter 1: Beginning at the Very Beginning: Pre-Pre-Calculus.
Chapter 2: Get Real!: Wrestling with Real Numbers.
Chapter 3: Understanding the Function of Functions.
Chapter 4: Go Back to Your Roots to Get Your Degree.
Chapter 5: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
Part II: Trig Is the Key: Basic Review, the Unit Circle, and Graphs.
Chapter 6: Basic Trigonometry and the Unit Circle.
Chapter 7: Graphing and Transforming Trig Functions.
Part III: Advanced Trig: Identities, Theorems, and Applications.
Chapter 8: Basic Trig Identities.
Chapter 9: Advanced Identities.
Chapter 10: Solving Oblique Triangles.
Part IV: And the Rest.
Chapter 11: Complex Numbers and Polar Coordinates.
Chapter 12: Conquering Conic Sections.
Chapter 13: Finding Solutions for Systems of Equations.
Chapter 14: Sequences, Series, and Binomials — Oh My!
Chapter 15: The Next Step Is Calculus.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 16: Ten Uses for Parent Graphs.
Chapter 17: Ten Pitfalls to Pass Up in Pre-Calc.
Index.