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  • Pre-calculus for dummies
  • 點閱:38
  • 作者: by Yang Kuang and Elleyne Kase
  • 出版社:John Wiley & Sons Inc.
  • 出版年:c2012
  • 集叢名:--For dummies
  • ISBN:9781118168882; 9781118226476
  • 格式:PDF

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!


About the Author
Yang Kuang, PhD, is a professor of mathematics at Arizona State University. He currently serves on the calculus committee where he and other members discuss what and how to teach calculus to students majoring in math and physical sciences. Elleyne Kase is a professional writer.

  • Introduction(第1頁)
    • About This Book(第1頁)
    • Conventions Used in This Book(第2頁)
    • Foolish Assumptions(第2頁)
    • How This Book Is Organized(第3頁)
    • Icons Used in This Book(第4頁)
    • Where to Go from Here(第5頁)
  • Part I: Set It Up, Solve It, Graph It(第7頁)
    • Chapter 1: Pre-Pre-Calculus(第9頁)
    • Chapter 2: Playing with Real Numbers(第21頁)
    • Chapter 3: The Building Blocks of Pre-Calc: Functions(第33頁)
    • Chapter 4: Digging Out and Using Roots to Graph Polynomial Functions(第67頁)
    • Chapter 5: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions(第97頁)
  • Part II: The Essentials of Trigonometry(第117頁)
    • Chapter 6: Circling in on Angles(第119頁)
    • Chapter 7: Simplifying the Graphing and Transformation of Trig Functions(第149頁)
    • Chapter 8: Identifying with Trig Identities: The Basics(第181頁)
    • Chapter 9: Advanced Identities: Your Keys to Pre-Calc Success(第201頁)
    • Chapter 10: Taking Charge of Oblique Triangles with the Laws of Sines and Cosines(第223頁)
  • Part III: Analytic Geometry and System Solving(第243頁)
    • Chapter 11: Plane Thinking: Complex Numbers and Polar Coordinates(第245頁)
    • Chapter 12: Slicing Cones or Measuring the Path of a Comet — with Confidence(第261頁)
    • Chapter 13: Streamlining Systems, Managing Variables(第291頁)
    • Chapter 14: Sequences, Series, and Expanding Binomials for the Real World(第325頁)
    • Chapter 15: Scouting the Road Ahead to Calculus(第349頁)
  • Part IV: The Part of Tens(第363頁)
    • Chapter 16: Ten Habits to Develop as You Prepare for Calculus(第365頁)
    • Chapter 17: Ten Habits to Quit Before Calculus(第373頁)
  • Index(第379頁)
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