Precalculus : a self-teaching guide / Steve Slavin & Ginny Crisonino
E-book | John Wiley & Sons | 2001

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1 online resource (vi, 216 pages) : illustrations.
Includes index.
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Basics: Exponents -- Polynomials -- Rational exponents and radicals -- Factoring -- Basic geometry -- Applications -- Functions: Definition of a function -- Operations on functions -- Composite functions -- Inverse functions -- Graphs of functions: Intercepts -- Slope of a straight line -- Writing the equation of a straight line -- Graphs of linear functions -- Graphs of quadratic functions -- Graphs of polynomial functions of degree 3 and higher -- Asymptotes -- Oblique asymptotes and graphs of rational functions -- Exponential and logarithmic functions: Exponential functions -- Logarithmic functions -- Properties of logarithmic functions -- Solving logarithmic equations -- Applications -- Trigonometry: Angles and their measure -- Right-triangle trigonometry -- Trigonometric functions of any angle -- Graphs of the basic trigonometric functions -- Inverse trigonometric functions -- Applications -- Analytic trigonometry: Using fundamental identities -- Verifying trigonometric identities -- Solving trigonometric equations -- Sum and difference formulas -- Multiple-angle and product-to-sum formulas -- Additional topics in trigonometry: Law of sines -- Law of cosines -- Area of a triangle -- Miscellaneous topics: Solving systems of inequalities and linear programming -- Partial fraction decomposition.
This self-teaching guide includes an algebra review and complete coverage of exponential functions, log functions, and trigonometry. The book also features frequent self-tests and exercises.
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Print version: Slavin, Stephen L. Precalculus. New York : John Wiley & Sons, ©2001 0471378232
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