## Pre-Calculus For DummiesThe fun and easy way to learn pre-calculus Getting ready for calculus but still feel a bit confused? Have no fear. 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
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### Contents

Introduction | 1 |

Set It Up Solve It Graph It 7 | 3 |

Set It Up Solve It Graph It 7 | 9 |

Playing with Real Numbers | 21 |

The Building Blocks of PreCalc Functions | 33 |

Digging Out and Using Roots to Graph | 67 |

Playing with Real Numbers 21 Chapter 3 The Building Blocks of PreCalc Functions 33 Chapter 4 Digging Out and Using Roots to Graph Polynomial... | 97 |

The Essentials of Trigonometry | 117 |

Advanced Identities Your Keys to PreCalc Success | 201 |

Circling in on Angles 119 Chapter 7 Simplifying the Graphing and Transformation of Trig Functions 149 Chapter 8 Identifying with Trig Identities ... | 223 |

Analytic Geometry and System Solving | 243 |

Analytic Geometry and System Solving | 246 |

Plane Thinking Complex Numbers and Polar Coordinates 245 Chapter 12 Slicing Cones or Measuring the Path | 261 |

Streamlining Systems Managing Variables | 291 |

Sequences Series and Expanding Binomials | 325 |

Streamlining Systems Managing Variables 291 Chapter 14 Sequences Series and Expanding Binomials for the Real World 325 Chapter 15 Scouting t... | 363 |