Precalculus demystified /
- 2nd ed.
- New York, NY : McGraw-Hill Professional, c2012.
- 534 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Demystified .
Machine generated contents note: Ch 1 Lines -- The slope of a line; Equations of lines; Applications of lines -- Ch 2 Introduction to Functions -- Function Evaluation; More function evaluation; The domain and range of a function -- Ch 3 Functions and Their Graphs -- Reading a graph; Average rate of change; Even/odd functions; Graphing functions with a calculator -- Ch 4 Combinations of Functions -- Arithmetic combinations; Composition of functions; 1-1 functions and their inverses -- Ch 5 Transformations of a Function -- Families of functions; Shifting graphs; Reflections of graphs; Stretching/compressing graphs -- Ch 6 Quadratic Functions -- The graph of a quadratic function; Finding the vertex; Sketching the graph of a quadratic function; Applications of quadratic functions -- Ch 7 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 -- Ch 8 Rational Functions -- Intercepts and asymptotes for the graph of a rational function; Sketching the graph of a rational function -- Ch 9 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 -- Ch 10 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 -- Ch 11 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 -- Ch 12 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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