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Pre-Calculus Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-92322-1
336 pages
April 2011
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Part I: Setting the Foundation: The Nuts and Bolts of Pre-Calculus  5

Chapter 1: Beginning at the Very Beginning: Pre-Pre-Calculus  7

Chapter 2: Real Numbers Come Clean  23

Chapter 3: Controlling Functions by Knowing Their Function  37

Chapter 4: Searching Roots to Get the Degree  69

Chapter 5: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions  87

Part II: Trig Is the Key: Basic Review, the Unit Circle, and Graphs  103

Chapter 6: Basic Trigonometry and the Unit Circle  105

Chapter 7: Graphing and Transforming Trig Functions  127

Part III: Digging into Advanced Trig: Identities, Theorems, and Applications  143

Chapter 8: Basic Trig Identities  145

Chapter 9: Advanced Identities  161

Chapter 10: Solving Oblique Triangles  177

Part IV: Poles, Cones, Variables, Sequences, and Finding Your Limits  195

Chapter 11: Exploring Complex Numbers and Polar Coordinates  197

Chapter 12: Conquering Conic Sections  213

Chapter 13: Finding Solutions for Systems of Equations  245

Chapter 14: Spotting Patterns in Sequences, Series, and Binomials  277

Chapter 15: Previewing Calculus  289

Part V: The Part of Tens  301

Chapter 16: Ten Uses for Parent Graphs  303

Chapter 17: Ten Missteps to Avoid in Pre-Calculus  311

Index  315

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