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The fun and easy way to learn pre-calculus

Getting ready for calculus but still feel a bit confused? Have no fear. Pre-Calculus For Dummies is an un-intimidating, hands-on guide that walks you through all the essential topics, from absolute value and quadratic equations to logarithms and exponential functions to trig identities and matrix operations.

With this guide's help you'll quickly and painlessly get a handle on all of the concepts -- not just the number crunching -- and understand how to perform all pre-calc tasks, from graphing to tackling proofs. You'll also get a new appreciation for how these concepts are used in the real world, and find out that getting a decent grade in pre-calc isn't as impossible as you thought.

  • Updated with fresh example equations and detailed explanations
  • Tracks to a typical pre-calculus class
  • Serves as an excellent supplement to classroom learning

If "the fun and easy way to learn pre-calc" seems like a contradiction, get ready for a wealth of surprises in Pre-Calculus For Dummies!

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With this guide's help you'll quickly and painlessly get a handle on all of the concepts -- not just the number crunching -- and understand how to perform all pre-calc tasks, from graphing to tackling proofs. You'll also get a new appreciation for how these concepts are used in the real world, and find out that getting a decent grade in pre-calc isn't as impossible as you thought.

  • Updated with fresh example equations and detailed explanations
  • Tracks to a typical pre-calculus class
  • Serves as an excellent supplement to classroom learning

If "the fun and easy way to learn pre-calc" seems like a contradiction, get ready for a wealth of surprises in Pre-Calculus For Dummies!

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With this guide's help you'll quickly and painlessly get a handle on all of the concepts — not just the number crunching — and understand how to perform all pre-calc tasks, from graphing to tackling proofs. You'll also get a new appreciation for how these concepts are used in the real world, and find out that getting a decent grade in pre-calc isn't as impossible as you thought.

  • Updated with fresh example equations and detailed explanations
  • Tracks to a typical pre-calculus class
  • Serves as an excellent supplement to classroom learning
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    Introduction 1

    Part I: Set It Up, Solve It, Graph It 7

    Chapter 1: Pre-Pre-Calculus 9

    Chapter 2: Playing with Real Numbers 21

    Chapter 3: The Building Blocks of Pre-Calc: Functions 33

    Chapter 4: Digging Out and Using Roots to Graph Polynomial Functions 67

    Chapter 5: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 97

    Part II: The Essentials of Trigonometry 117

    Chapter 6: Circling in on Angles 119

    Chapter 7: Simplifying the Graphing and Transformation of Trig Functions 149

    Chapter 8: Identifying with Trig Identities: The Basics 181

    Chapter 9: Advanced Identities: Your Keys to Pre-Calc Success 201

    Chapter 10: Taking Charge of Oblique Triangles with the Laws of Sines and Cosines 223

    Part III: Analytic Geometry and System Solving 243

    Chapter 11: Plane Thinking: Complex Numbers and Polar Coordinates 245

    Chapter 12: Slicing Cones or Measuring the Path of a Comet — with Confidence 261

    Chapter 13: Streamlining Systems, Managing Variables 291

    Chapter 14: Sequences, Series, and Expanding Binomials for the Real World 325

    Chapter 15: Scouting the Road Ahead to Calculus 349

    Part IV: The Part of Tens 363

    Chapter 16: Ten Habits to Develop as You Prepare for Calculus 365

    Chapter 17: Ten Habits to Quit Before Calculus 373

    Index 379