Pre-calculus Demystified, Second Edition

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February 13, 2012


Paperback, 544 pages

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0071778497 / 9780071778497


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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.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Lines and Their Slopes
Chapter 2. Introduction to Functions
Chapter 3. Functions and Their Graphs
Chapter 4. Combinations of Functions
Chapter 5. Transformations of Functions
Chapter 6. Quadratic Functions
Chapter 7. Polynomial Functions
Chapter 8. Rational Functions
Chapter 9. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Chapter 10. Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Chapter 11. Matrices
Chapter 12. Conic Sections
Chapter 13. Trigonometry
Chapter 14. Sequences
Final Exam
Answers to Quizzes and Final Exam

Author comments

Rhonda Huettenmueller has been teaching college mathematics for more than 20 years. She regularly teaches algebra, college algebra, and pre-calculus courses, along with more specialized versions of the classes for business students. Rhonda is the author of Algebra Demystified, McGraw-Hill's most successful Demystified book to date, College Algebra Demystified, and Business Calculus Demystified.

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