Pre-Calculus (GP053) (Straight Forward Large Edition)

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9780931993534: Pre-Calculus (GP053) (Straight Forward Large Edition)

Topics include: Introduction to Calculus: Functions; Inequalities; Solving & Graphing Polynomial & Rational Functions for Zero; Trigonometric, Exponential & Logarithmic Functions. Practice, review, and testing included.

Table Of Contents
CHAPTER 1: Preliminary Ideas
Interval Notation
Absolute Value
nth Roots & Fractional Exponents
Complex Numbers

CHAPTER 2: Functions
The Idea of a Function
Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, & Dividing Functions
More Complicated Inputs
Composition of Functions
Domains & Ranges
Inverses
The Graph of a Function
Continuity
Piecewise Defined Functions

CHAPTER 3: Inequalities
Solving Inequalities from Graphs
Inequalities Involving Continuous Functions
Inequalities Involving Non-Continuous Functions

CHAPTER 4: Solving Polynomials & Rational Functions for Zero
Division of Polynomials
Synthetic Division & the Remainder Theorem
Complex Zeros
Complete Factorization of Polynomials
Zeros of Rational Functions
Summary

CHAPTER 5: Graphing Polynomials & Rational Functions
Transformations
Graphing Polynomial Functions
Graphing Rational Functions

CHAPTER 6: Trigonometric Functions
Trigonometric Functions of Any Angle
Trigonometric Functions of Real Numbers
Inverse Trigonometric Functions
Graphs of Trigonometric Functions
Trigonometric Identities
Multiple & Half Angle Formulas
Solving Trigonometric Equations

CHAPTER 7: Exponential & Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions
Exponential Equations
Logarithms
Graphs of Logarithms & Exponential Functions
Properties of Logarithms
Solving Logarithmic & Exponential Equations
Applications

FINAL ASSESSMENT TEST
ANSWERS

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Stan VerNooy has been a mathematics instructor at several colleges and universities in Oregon, Washington, California, Arkansas, and most recently at the College of Southern Nevada. His primary interests of mathematical study are abstract algebra and the history and philosophy of mathematics.

As a teacher, he believes that teachers are to serve their students first and foremost.

Outside the classroom, Stan is interested in music, history, philosophy, and visiting waterfalls! He is a lifetime member of the U. S. Chess Federation.

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