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# Easy Pre-Calculus Step-by-Step

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Take it step-by-step for pre-calculus success!

The quickest route to learning a subject is through a solid grounding in the basics. So what you won’t find in Easy Pre-calculus Step-by-Step is a lot of endless drills. Instead, you get a clear explanation that breaks down complex concepts into easy-to-understand steps, followed by highly focused exercises that are linked to core skills--enabling learners to grasp when and how to apply those techniques.

This book features:
• Large step-by-step charts breaking down each step within a process and showing clear connections between topics and annotations to clarify difficulties
• Stay-in-step panels show how to cope with variations to the core steps
• Missteps and stumbles highlight common errors to avoid

You can master pre-calculus as long as you take it Step-by-Step!

Carolyn Wheater teaches middle and upper school mathematics at the Nightingale-Bamford School in New York City. She has taught math and computer technology for 30 years to students from preschool through college. She is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Association of Teachers in Independent Schools.

 Preface p. ix Graphs and the Graphing Calculator p. 1 Review Linear Equations p. 1 Meet the Parents p. 3 Master the Fundamentals of Graphing p. 15 Transform the Graphs p. 16 Master Basic Calculator Skills p. 22 Functions p. 25 Analyze Relations and Functions p. 25 Perform Arithmetic of Functions p. 28 Compose Functions p. 33 Find Inverse Functions p. 39 Quadratic Functions p. 43 Solve Quadratic Functions p. 43 Explore Complex Numbers p. 46 Graph Parabolas p. 49 Apply What You've Learned p. 52 Polynomial Functions p. 55 Factor Polynomials p. 55 Use Synthetic Division to Find Zeros p. 58 Use Long Division to Factor Polynomials p. 60 Find the Zeros of Polynomial Functions p. 62 Graph Polynomial Functions p. 65 Rational Functions p. 71 Operate with Rational Expressions p. 71 Deal with Discontinuities p. 76 Examine End Behavior p. 78 Find Intercepts p. 82 Graph Rational Functions p. 83 Conic Sections p. 88 Analyze and Graph Parabolas p. 88 Analyze and Graph Ellipses p. 91 Analyze and Graph Circles p. 93 Analyze and Graph Hyperbolas p. 95 Graph and Solve Quadratic Systems p. 101 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions p. 104 Get to Know the Exponential Function p. 104 Define the Logarithmic Function p. 106 Learn to Use Properties of Logarithms p. 108 Solve Exponential and Logarithmic Equations p. 112 Explore Exponential Growth and Decay p. 117 Radical Functions p. 122 Review Rules for Exponents p. 122 Simplify Radicals and Rationalize Denominators p. 124 Explore the Square Root and Cube Root Functions p. 126 Systems of Equations p. 130 Review Two-Variable Linear Systems p. 130 Solve Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables p. 134 Solve Nonlinear Systems p. 137 Matrices and Determinants p. 142 Master Matrix Arithmetic p. 142 Find Determinants p. 146 Apply Cramer's Rule p. 148 Find Inverse Matrices p. 151 Solve Systems by Inverse Matrices p. 156 Triangle Trigonometry p. 159 Review Right Triangle Trigonometry p. 159 Use Trigonometry to Find Areas p. 162 Use the Law of Cosines to Extend to Nonright Triangles p. 164 Apply the Law of Sines p. 168 Trigonometric Functions p. 174 Expand Your Concept of Angles p. 174 Learn the Unit Circle p. 176 Define Trigonometric Functions p. 180 Explore Inverse Trigonometric Functions p. 186 Verify Identities p. 188 Use Identities p. 193 Solve Trigonometric Equations p. 194 Polar and Parametric Equations p. 196 Plot Points in the Polar Coordinate System p. 196 Convert Coordinates Between Systems p. 198 Graph Polar Equations p. 200 Convert Equations Between Polar and Rectangular Forms p. 205 Convert Equations Between Parametric and Function Forms p. 207 Graph Parametric Equations p. 208 Limits p. 211 Evaluate Limits p. 212 Deal with Problems p. 217 Use Properties of Limits p. 220 Evaluate Infinite Limits and Limits at Infinity p. 221 Sequences and Series p. 224 Find Terms of Sequences p. 224 Find Limits of Sequences p. 226 Find Sums of Series p. 227 Find Sums of Infinite Series p. 229 Answer Key p. 231 Index p. 317 Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780071767675
ISBN-10: 0071767673
Series: Easy Step-by-step Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 15th June 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 18.8  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1