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Precalculus Demystified

Format:  Paperback,

534 pages

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publish Date: Jan 2012

ISBN-13: 9780071778497

ISBN-10: 0071778497

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Your step-by-step solution to mastering precalculus

Understanding precalculus often opens the door to learning more advanced and practical math subjects, and can also help satisfy college requisites. "Precalculus Demystified," Second Edition, is your key to mastering this sometimes tricky subject.

This self-teaching guide presents general precalculus concepts first, so you'll ease into the basics. You'll gradually master functions, graphs of functions, logarithms, exponents, and more. As you progress, you'll also conquer topics such as absolute value, nonlinear inequalities, inverses, trigonometric functions, and conic sections. Clear, detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas.

"It's a no-brainer You'll learn about: Linear questions Functions Polynomial division The rational zero theorem Logarithms Matrix arithmetic Basic trigonometry"

Simple enough for a beginner but challenging enough for an advanced student, "Precalculus Demystified," Second Edition, Second Edition, helps you master this essential subject.

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Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Publish Date: Jan 2012
ISBN-13: 9780071778497
ISBN-10: 0071778497
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 534
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.55
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.5 x 9.0 x 1.25
Walmart No.: 9780071778497

Chapter outline

Lines
The slope of a line
Equations of lines
Applications of lines
Introduction to Functions
Function Evaluation
More function evaluation
The domain and range of a function
Functions and Their Graphs
Reading a graph
Average rate of change
Even/odd functions
Graphing functions with a calculator
Combinations of Functions
Arithmetic combinations
Composition of functions
1-1 functions and their inverses
Transformations of a Function
Families of functions
Shifting graphs
Reflections of graphs
Stretching/compressing graphs
Quadratic Functions
The graph of a quadratic function
Finding the vertex
Sketching the graph of a quadratic function
Applications of quadratic functions
Polynomial Functions
The graph of a polynomial function
Sketching the graph of a polynomial function
Polynomial division
The zeros of a polynomial
Complex numbers
Complex solutions to quadratic equations
The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Rational Functions
Intercepts and asymptotes for the graph of a rational function
Sketching the graph of a rational function
Exponents and Logarithms
Compound growth
The exponential function and its graph
Logarithms
Evaluating logarithms
Exponential and logarithmic equations (part I)
The graph of the logarithmic function
Exponential and logarithmic equations (part II)
Properties of logarithms
More logarithmic equations
The change of base formula
Applications of logarithms and exponents
Systems of Equations
Solving systems of linear equations by substitution
Solving systems of linear equations by addition
Applications of systems of linear equations
Solving other systems of equations
The graph of an inequality
Solving systems of inequalities
Matrices
Matrix arithmetic
Finding the inverse of a matrix
Using a calculator for matrix computations
Solving systems of equations with matrices
The determinant of a matrix
Conic Sections
The standard equation for a parabola
The standard equation for an ellipse
The standard equation for a hyperbola
Using a calculator to graph a conic section

Book description

Your step-by-step solution to mastering precalculus

Understanding precalculus often opens the door to learning more advanced and practical math subjects, and can also help satisfy college requisites. Pre calculus Demystified, Second Edition, is your key to mastering this sometimes tricky subject.

This self-teaching guide presents general precalculus concepts first, so you'll ease into the basics. You'll gradually master functions, graphs of functions, logarithms, exponents, and more. As you progress, you'll also conquer topics such as absolute value, nonlinear inequalities, inverses, trigonometric functions, and conic sections. Clear, detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas.

It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about:

  • Linear questions
  • Functions
  • Polynomial division
  • The rational zero theorem
  • Logarithms
  • Matrix arithmetic
  • Basic trigonometry

Simple enough for a beginner but challenging enough for an advanced student, Pre calculus Demystified, Second Edition, Second Edition, helps you master this essential subject.

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