Pre-calculus Demystified

Author(s): Rhonda Huettenmueller


Your solution to mastering pre-calculus!

Fully updated throughout, Pre-calculus DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition features all-new quizzes and test questions, detailed explanations of the exercises, and a completely refreshed design. Author Rhonda Huettenmueller helps you understand the material by organizing the information from simple to complex, and presenting it clearly and concisely. This practical guide covers lines, functions, exponents, logarithms, systems of equations, matrices, conic sections, and more. Step-by-step examples make it easy to understand the topics, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam reinforce key concepts.

Pre-calculus DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition

Contains examples, graphs, questions, and answers
Helps you prepare for the CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) Pre-calculus test, SATs, or other college placement exams
Provides chapter-opening objectives that describe what youâll learn in each step
Includes questions at the end of every chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses
Offers âStill Struggling?â elements throughout to help you with difficult subtopics
Concludes with a final exam for overall self-assessment


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Rhonda Huettenmueller has been teaching college mathematics for more than 20 years. She regularly teaches algebra, college algebra, and pre-calculus courses, along with more specialized versions of the classes for business students. Rhonda is the author of Algebra Demystified, McGraw-Hill's most successful Demystified book to date, College Algebra Demystified, and Business Calculus Demystified.

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

General Fields

  • : 9780071778497
  • : McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
  • : McGraw-Hill Professional
  • : February 2012
  • : United States
  • : February 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Rhonda Huettenmueller
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 515.2
  • : 624