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Pre-Calculus Workbook For Dummies®

ISBN: 978-0-470-42131-4
336 pages
May 2009
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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

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Table of Contents


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.


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Author Information

Christopher Burger and Karina Neal are administrators and instructors at the Fusion Learning Center and Fusion Academy in CA, founded by Michelle Rose Gilman.

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