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Pre-Calculus: 1,001 Practice Problems For Dummies (+ Free Online Practice)

ISBN: 978-1-118-85332-0
552 pages
September 2014
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Prepare for calculus the smart way, with customizable pre-calculus practice

1,001 Pre-Calculus Practice Problems For Dummies offers 1,001 opportunities to gain confidence in your math skills. Much more than a workbook, this study aid provides pre-calculus problems ranked from easy to advanced, with detailed explanations and step-by-step solutions for each one. The companion website gives you free online access to all 1,001 practice problems and solutions, and you can track your progress and ID where you should focus your study time. Accessible on the go by smart phone, tablet, or computer, the online component works in conjunction with the book to polish your skills and confidence in preparation for calculus.

Calculus-level math proficiency is required for college STEM majors. Pre-calculus introduces you to the concepts you'll learn in calculus, and provides you with a solid foundation of methods and skills that are essential to calculus success. 1,001 Pre-Calculus Practice Problems For Dummies gives you the practice you need to master the skills and conquer pre-calculus. Companion website includes:

  • All 1,001 practice problems in multiple choice format
  • Customizable practice sets for self-directed study
  • Problems ranked as easy, medium, and hard
  • Free one-year access to the online question bank

Math is notorious for giving students trouble, and calculus is the #1 offender. Fear not! Pre-calculus is the perfect calculus prep, and 1,001 Pre-Calculus Practice Problems For Dummies gives you 1,001 opportunities to get it right.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: The Questions 7

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Algebra Basics 9

Chapter 2: Solving Some Equations and Inequalities 15

Chapter 3: Function Basics 21

Chapter 4: Graphing and Transforming Functions 29

Chapter 5: Polynomials 37

Chapter 6: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 45

Chapter 7: Trigonometry Basics 53

Chapter 8: Graphing Trig Functions 61

Chapter 9: Getting Started with Trig Identities67

Chapter 10: Continuing with Trig Identities 73

Chapter 11: Working with Triangles and Trigonometry 79

Chapter 12: Complex Numbers and Polar Coordinates 89

Chapter 13: Conic Sections 97

Chapter 14: Systems of Equations and Inequalities 103

Chapter 15: Sequences and Series 111

Chapter 16: Introducing Limits and Continuity 117

Part II: The Answers 125

Chapter 17: Answers 127

Index 527

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Author Information

Mary Jane Sterling is the author of several books, including Algebra I For Dummies, Algebra II For Dummies, Trigonometry For Dummies, and Linear Algebra For Dummies. She taught at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, for more than 35 years.

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