Precalculus

ISBN-10: 0071778497

ISBN-13: 9780071778497

Edition: 2nd 2012

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Description: Your solution to mastering pre-calculus!Fully updated throughout,Pre-calculus DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition features all-new quizzes and test questions, detailed explanations of the exercises, and a completely refreshed design. Author Rhonda Huettenmueller helps you understand the material by organizing the information from simple to complex, and presenting it clearly and concisely. This practical guide covers lines, functions, exponents, logarithms, systems of equations, matrices, conic sections, and more. Step-by-step examples make it easy to understand the topics, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam reinforce key concepts.Pre-calculus DeMYSTiFieD, Second EditionContains examples, graphs, questions, and answersHelps you prepare for the CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) Pre-calculus test, SATs, or other college placement examsProvides chapter-opening objectives that describe what you’ll learn in each stepIncludes questions at the end of every chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknessesOffers “Still Struggling?” elements throughout to help you with difficult subtopicsConcludes with a final exam for overall self-assessment

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Book details

List price: $42.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 1/23/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Rhonda Huettenmuelleris the author of the best-selling book in the Demystified series,Algebra Demystified.Popular with students for her ability to make higher math understandable and even enjoyable, she incorporates many of her teaching techniques in this book. Ms. Huettenmueller has taught mathematics at the college level for almost 15 years. She received her Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of North Texas.

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
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