Description : Your step-by-step solution to mastering precalculus Understanding precalculus often opens the door to learning more advanced and practical math subjects, and can also help satisfy college requisites. Precalculus Demystified, Second Edition, is your key to mastering this sometimes tricky subject. This self-teaching guide presents general precalculus concepts first, so you'll ease into the basics. You'll gradually master functions, graphs of functions, logarithms, exponents, and more. As you progress, you'll also conquer topics such as absolute value, nonlinear inequalities, inverses, trigonometric functions, and conic sections. Clear, detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas. It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about: Linear questions Functions Polynomial division The rational zero theorem Logarithms Matrix arithmetic Basic trigonometry Simple enough for a beginner but challenging enough for an advanced student, Precalculus Demystified, Second Edition, Second Edition, helps you master this essential subject.
Description : Pre-Calculus Demystified leads the reader through all the intricacies and requirements of this essential course Whether you need to pass a class, a college requirement, or get a leg up on more advanced topics, this book provides clear explanation with a wealth of questions, answers and practical examples. Packed with practical examples, graphs, and Q&As, this complete self-teaching guide from the best-selling author of Algebra Demystified covers all the essential topics, including: absolute value, nonlinear inequalities, functions and their graphs, inverses, proportion and ratio, and much more.
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Description : Master pre-calculus from the comfort of home! Want to "know it ALL" when it comes to pre-calculus? This book gives you the expert, one-on-one instruction you need, whether you're new to pre-calculus or you're looking to ramp up your skills. Providing easy-to-understand concepts and thoroughly explained exercises, math whiz Stan Gibilisco serves as your own private tutor--without the expense! His clear, friendly guidance helps you tackle the concepts and problems that confuse you the most and work through them at your own pace. Train your brain with ease! Pre-Calculus Know-It-ALL features: Checkpoints to help you track your knowledge and skill level Problem/solution pairs and chapter-ending quizzes to reinforce learning Fully explained answers to all practice exercises A multiple-choice exam to prepare you for standardized tests "Extra Credit" and "Challenge" problems to stretch your mind Stan's expert guidance gives you the know-how to: Calculate distance in Cartesian two-and three-space Perform vector multiplication Work with cylindrical and spherical coordinates Understand relations and functions Learn the properties of conic sections Graph exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric curves Define curves with parametric equations Work with sequences, series, and limits Take college entrance examinations with confidence And much more!
Description : McGraw-Hill's Demystified titles are the most efficient, interestingly written brush-ups you can find. Perfect for libraries serving high school and college students. Each title is a self-teaching guide and includes key points, background information, questions at the end of each chapter, and even final exams. Includes the 15 best-selling titles in the Science and Mathematics categories: Algebra Demystified Pre-Algebra Demystified Calculus Demystified Physics Demystified Statistics Demystified Chemistry Demystified Everyday Math Demystified College Algebra Demystified Anatomy Demystified Math Word Problems Demystified Physiology Demystified Biology Demystified Trigonometry Demystified Electronics Demystified Geometry Demystified
Description : A BETTER WAY TO COLLEGE ALGEBRA X-PERTISE One of the most valuable tools acquired in a university education, college algebra is essential for courses from the sciences to computing, engineering to mathematics. It can help you do better on placement exams, even before college, and it's useful in solving the computations of daily life. Now anyone with an interest in college algebra can master it. In College Algebra Demystified, entertaining author and experienced teacher Rhonda Huettenmueller breaks college algebra down into manageable bites with practical examples, real data, and a new approach that banishes algebra's mystery. With College Algebra Demystified, you master the subject one simple step at a time—at your own speed. Unlike most books on college algebra, general concepts are presented first—and the details follow. In order to make the process as clear and simple as possible, long computations are presented in a logical, layered progression with just one execution per step. This fast and easy self-teaching course will help you: Perform better on placement exams Avoid confusion with detailed examples and solutions that help you every step of the way Conquer the coordinate plane, lines and intercepts, parabolas, and nonlinear equations Get comfortable with functions, graphs of functions, logarithms, exponents, and more Master aspects of algebra that will help you with calculus, geometry, trigonometry, physics, chemistry, computing, and engineering Reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses with questions at the end of every chapter, and a final at the end of the book
Description : When you are a young mathematician, graduate school marks the first step toward a career in mathematics. During this period, you will make important decisions which will affect the rest of your career. Here now is a detailed guide to help you navigate graduate school and the years that follow. In his inimitable and forthright style, Steven Krantz addresses the major issues of graduate school, including choosing a program, passing the qualifying exams, finding an advisor, writing a thesis, and getting your first job. As with his earlier guide, How to Teach Mathematics, he avoids generalities, giving clear advice on how to handle real situations. The book also contains a description of the basic elements of a mathematical education, as well as a glossary and appendices on the structure of a typical department and university and the standard academic ranks. Steven G. Krantz is an accomplished mathematician and an award-winning author. He has published 130 research articles and 45 books. He has worked in many different types of mathematics departments, supervised both masters and doctoral students, and is currently the Chair of the Mathematics Department at Washington University in St. Louis.