Pre-Calculus For Dummies

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The fun and easy way to learn pre-calculus

Getting ready for calculus but still feel a bit confused? Haveno fear. Pre-Calculus For Dummies is an un-intimidating,hands-on guide that walks you through all the essential topics,from absolute value and quadratic equations to logarithms andexponential functions to trig identities and matrix operations.

With this guide's help you'll quickly and painlessly get ahandle on all of the concepts — not just the number crunching— and understand how to perform all pre-calc tasks, fromgraphing to tackling proofs. You'll also get a new appreciation forhow these concepts are used in the real world, and find out thatgetting a decent grade in pre-calc isn't as impossible as youthought.

  • Updated with fresh example equations and detailedexplanations
  • Tracks to a typical pre-calculus class
  • Serves as an excellent supplement to classroom learning

If "the fun and easy way to learn pre-calc" seems like acontradiction, get ready for a wealth of surprises inPre-Calculus For Dummies!

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Grasp the principles and concepts you need to score high inpre-calculus

Getting ready for calculus but feel confused? Have no fear! Thisun-intimidating guide walks you through all the essential topics,from absolute value and quadratic equations to logarithms andexponential functions to trig identities and matrix operations.You'll understand the concepts — not just the numbercrunching — and see how to perform all the tasks you need toscore high at exam time.

  • Pre-calculus 101 — get a review of the Algebra II you needto know, real numbers, and how to graph, solve, and performoperations with functions

  • What's your angle? — take a tour of the essentials oftrigonometry, from angles, right triangles, and trig ratios tographing the parent graph of the six basic trig functions

  • Keep it simple — discover how to simplify trig expressionsand solve for an unknown variable using formulas and identities(and solve triangles that aren't right triangles using Law of Sinesand Law of Cosines)

  • Not just plane thinking — delve into analytic geometry andsystem solving with the understanding of complex numbers,polar-coordinate graphing, conics, systems of equations, sequences,and more

Open the book and find:

  • An overview of pre-calculus

  • Tips on graphing trig functions like a pro

  • How to apply the major theorems and formulas

  • The lowdown on analytic geometry

  • Guidance on identifying limits and continuity

  • The 4-1-1 on working with a graphing calculator

  • The laws for solving oblique triangles

  • Everything you need to prepare for calculus

Learn to:

  • Grasp essential pre-calculus topics

  • Apply the major theorems and formulas

  • Tackle proofs with confidence and ease

About the Author:

Yang Kuang, PhD, is a professor of mathematics at Arizona State University. He currently serves on the calculus committee where he and other members discuss what and how to teach calculus to students majoring in math and physical sciences. Elleyne Kase is a professional writer.

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