- Publisher: Cliffs Notes Inc.,U.S.
- Format: Paperback | 240 pages
- Dimensions: 132mm x 208mm x 15mm | 231g
- Publication date: 2 March 2004
- Publication City/Country: Hoboken, NJ
- ISBN 10: 0764539841
- ISBN 13: 9780764539848
- Sales rank: 406,295
"CliffsQuickReview" course guides cover the essentials of your toughest classes. You're sure to get a firm grip on core concepts and key material and be ready for the test with this guide at your side. Whether you're new to functions, analytic geometry, and matrices or just brushing up on those topics, "CliffsQuickReview Precalculus" can help. This guide introduces each topic, defines key terms, and walks you through each sample problem step-by-step. In no time, you'll be ready to tackle other concepts in this book such as: arithmetic and algebraic skills; functions and their graphs; polynomials, including binomial expansion; right and oblique angle trigonometry; equations and graphs of conic sections; and matrices and their application to systems of equations."CliffsQuickReview Precalculus" acts as a supplement to your textbook and to classroom lectures. Use this reference in any way that fits your personal style for study and review - you decide what works best with your needs. You can either read the book from cover to cover or just look for the information you want and put it back on the shelf for later. What's more, you can: use the free Pocket Guide full of essential information; get a glimpse of what you'll gain from a chapter by reading through the Chapter Check-In at the beginning of each chapter; use the Chapter Checkout at the end of each chapter to gauge your grasp of the important information you need to know; test your knowledge more completely in the CQR Review and look for additional sources of information in the CQR Resource Center; and use the glossary to find key terms fast.With titles available for all the most popular high school and college courses, "CliffsQuickReview" guides are a comprehensive resource that can help you get the best possible grades.
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W. Michael Kelley taught high school math for seven years; during that time he received the Outstanding High School Mathematics Teacher award from the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Additionally, he taught calculus for five years at the college level. He currently works at the University of Maryland as an Academic Technology Coordinator for the College of Education. He runs a Web site for calculus help at www.calculus-help.com.
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Your effective tutorial for mastering PrecalculusWhy CliffsQuickReview Guides?Go with the name you know and trust Get the information you need-fast! Written by teachers and educational specialistsAbout the contents: Precalculus PrerequisitesAlgebraic propertiesExponential, radical, polynomial, and rational expressionsEquations, inequalities, and linear equationsFunctionsFunction graphs and transformationsCombining and composing functionsGraphing and finding inverse functionsExponential and logarithmic functionsTrigonometry and Analytic GeometryMeasuring angles and working with trianglesInverse trigonometric functionsAnalytic trigonometry including quadratic equationsVectors and trigonometry of complex numbersEquations and graphs of conic sections and hyperbolasMatrices and Systems of EquationsTwo-variable, linear, and non-linear systemsSolving systems of equations with matricesInverse matricesLinear programmingReview and ResourcesTear-out pocket-guide for key formulas and conceptsGlossary of key terms Handy Chapter Check-ins/Chapter Checkouts introduce new concepts and test your knowledgeWe take great notes-and make learning a snap
Table of contents
Introduction. Chapter 1: Precalculus Prerequisites. Chapter 2: Functions. Chapter 3: Polynomial and Rational Functions. Chapter 4: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. Chapter 5: Trigonometry. Chapter 6: Analytic Trigonometry. Chapter 7: Vectors and the Trigonometry of Complex Numbers. Chapter 8: Analytic Geometry. Chapter 9: Matrices and Systems of Equations. Chapter 10: Additional Topics. CQR Resource Center. Glossary for CQR Precalculus. Index.